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    clear coat and single stage paint ?

    car is base coat clear coat (bright silver metalic) can replaced fender be single stage?

    is single stage available in metalic?

    I have painted a fender in past looked good untill I tryed to add the clear (looked dull) maybe added to much clear.

    just trying to avoid the clear step this time, the single stage can be polished to shine as the clear part of car right?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwik219d9 View Post
    car is base coat clear coat (bright silver metalic) can replaced fender be single stage?

    is single stage available in metalic?

    I have painted a fender in past looked good untill I tryed to add the clear (looked dull) maybe added to much clear.

    just trying to avoid the clear step this time, the single stage can be polished to shine as the clear part of car right?

    Thanks
    I have used both methods and both can be polished to a nice shine. I prefer clear coat though. Just easier to work with IMO.

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    I am not of fan of single stage paint. I would do the base coat clear coat.

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    i think you can get a better shine with clear and its stronger. . . if the clear looked dull when you applied it, you either didnt get enough on or you simply needed to wet sand and buff. imo, unless youve sprayed clear for years, its almost impossible to spray and get a perfect (or close to) finish. you almost always have to wet sand and buff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    its almost impossible to spray and get a perfect (or close to) finish. you almost always have to wet sand and buff.
    Right on!!

    You really do need to wet sand any and all orange peel out if you want that glass look

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    Right on!!

    You really do need to wet sand any and all orange peel out if you want that glass look

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