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I am painting a few exterior parts on my project Semi gloss black. I want something that is very durable.

I have called every shop around and know one has a clue as that what I should get.

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Thanks, that looks awesome.

Isn't the problerm that i'm running into is that my local paint shops don't have a flat clear, or the flattening agents they need. I was told by one shop that Itrust that they have a single stage that's semi gloss.

I may need to pick up a little of that and give it a shot.
 

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"Matte" clear is what it usually called. It is the ONLY way to go in my opinion. Adding flattener always opens a can of worms. Matte clear is a no brainer.

Brian
 

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This is one of the reasons the Matte clear is so nice, it is way tougher than SS.

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"Matte" clear is what it usually called. It is the ONLY way to go in my opinion. Adding flattener always opens a can of worms. Matte clear is a no brainer.

Brian
I like the flattening agent because you can tweak it to the exact look you want. If you do use it make some test panels and write down how much flattener you used so that if you have to repair it will match. About a month after finishing the Chevy it was hit in the quarter panel. We knew how much to use so matching it was easy. I used Omni (PPG Brand) M148 flattener, P sheet shows 51oz per gallon for flat 45oz per gallon eggshell and 42oz per gallon semi gloss. Clear was Omni MC-161. Not hard to do but not as easy as matte clear.

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I decided to go with a single stage acrylic enamel. I had the paint shot mix up some gloss black and add a flattening agent. It worked out great.

I appreciate all the advise.

 
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