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    Default How to get less gloss

    I will be spraying some Omni single stage grey paint. Is there any way to manipulate the mix or the application to dull the gloss? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT99 View Post
    I will be spraying some Omni single stage grey paint. Is there any way to manipulate the mix or the application to dull the gloss? Thanks!
    We would add a flattening additive. The amount of the additive you mix in would determine the amount of gloss.

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    Yes but I don't have access to a supply store this weekend. Thirty plus years ago, a guy I worked with showed me a way to do this. I just don't remember what he did. Not a big deal. Just going inside the fenders which will be covered with chip guard anyways.

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    Default Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by MT99 View Post
    Yes but I don't have access to a supply store this weekend. Thirty plus years ago, a guy I worked with showed me a way to do this. I just don't remember what he did. Not a big deal. Just going inside the fenders which will be covered with chip guard anyways.
    If you find out what the 'trick' was, come tell us. Thanks.

    I know years ago, if we were painting with lacquer and it was humid or a damp rainy day, the paint would simply come out dull - all by itself! You didn't miss anything!

    Henry

    PS: Even had a name for it. Was called BLUSH!

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    Default Talc

    Talcum powder does the job, I spent some time testing the amount to add and sprayed flattened clear on an old fender an it worked well. when it came time to do my dash I decided to use the proper product so I can't tell you if the fender stood the test of time.

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