I just finished painting my dash. looks nice
wish I had a digital camera to post pics. Soon though!
I used SEM texture paint and then covered it up with U-POL satin black spray paint to get a semi-gloss finish.
Question: should I cover this up with a clearcoat? what exactly is the purpose of a clear coat. I feel it is used to protect whatever work lies in the layers underneath ? would it change the gloss/texture/look of my work ?
If i do decide to clearcoat this, what brand/kind of a clear coat should i get ?
I have searched the Fab. forum, but couldnt find answers to most of my question. Maybe I just suck at
I can't recomend a brand but it will change the look. Depending on the amount of gloss you want depends on the the kind you get. When painting my dash i was trying to match the existing paint and sheen exactly. For me what worked is a flat clearcoat. It gives everything a flat sheen. You can even flatten glossy paints with it.
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No. If you have the sheen you want leave it alone. Clearcoat is overrated. Its just another layer of paint unless you have a true base/clear system where it is required.