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Thread: What's the best way to use base coat as a top coat?

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    Default What's the best way to use base coat as a top coat?

    I have an older 65 Nova and I was thinking about putting a more dull paint job on it, or at least part of it. I know you can buy flat paint, but it's not one of the types of paint I use, so just looking for some advise on what way to go. I like the dull blue on this car, but some areas need addressed and the decklid is going to be changed out.

    Not really wanting to paint the whole car, but I will if needing to.




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    Not putting clear over a base coat usually makes the finish age very quickly. I would recommend that you either use a single stage or base/clear and paint the entire car OR paint those areas with base and put some gloss reducing additive in the clear.

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    I like the second part. I always have trouble with trying to get the right look with gloss reducing agents. I can't seem to get the correct look. I may do a little experimenting.

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