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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #16
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Can't upload my pictures but I redid mine (which was previously rattle canned black, poorly no less) in Krylon Olive flat "camo". Sanded with the 60grit 3M sanding sponges, wiped with tack cloth and went to town with 12 cans/3 coats. I got the "Oh man, spray paint? That's going to look awful..." before and get nothing but compliments on it now. The doors got a little streaky because that stuff dries fast but it's no big deal. Total cost about $150 and touch ups are easy. For the price I'll be happy if it looks good next year, which I'm confident it will. "One last thing", I'd let it sit for a couple days or more to fully cure before letting it get rained on, driven at speed, etc if you can.

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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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How about making your stickers magnets? Like refrigerator magnets. They should hold well and you can move and remove them easily
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Unread 08-07-2013, 12:39 AM   #18
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Flat paint... Done a thousand of them. Satin also, i prefer the satin. As far as adding flatener to your clear it is an option but you better have all your ratios and measurements right. As far as it drying faster thats hogwash. Adding flattening agent to clear slows its dry time down. And as far as ease of spray... ( easier) is garbage also. You better make sure your overlapping the exact same amount and you have to be to the "T" on film build or you will end up with parts that are less/ more flat than others. I prefer PPG's 2060 flexed n flat. Two coats will give you a nice flat, three will be more egg shell. If you plan on doing flat over a metallic/ pearl color you best make sure your base is layed down with absolutely no dry spots or any mottling because it looks ten times worse under flat clear than it does shiny.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 12:56 AM   #19
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Have you found that flat clears mar at all if something scuffs up against them?

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Flat paint... Done a thousand of them. Satin also, i prefer the satin. As far as adding flatener to your clear it is an option but you better have all your ratios and measurements right. As far as it drying faster thats hogwash. Adding flattening agent to clear slows its dry time down. And as far as ease of spray... ( easier) is garbage also. You better make sure your overlapping the exact same amount and you have to be to the "T" on film build or you will end up with parts that are less/ more flat than others. I prefer PPG's 2060 flexed n flat. Two coats will give you a nice flat, three will be more egg shell. If you plan on doing flat over a metallic/ pearl color you best make sure your base is layed down with absolutely no dry spots or any mottling because it looks ten times worse under flat clear than it does shiny.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 01:08 AM   #20
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Have you found that flat clears mar at all if something scuffs up against them?
Sure they do, they will scratch just like regular clear. Clears that dry fast get very hard, which make the scratch resistant, yet if the do get a scratch its more work to get it out. Clears that dry slower are softer and will scratch easier but if not too deep(fingernail) will generally buff out easier. See where im going here?
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Unread 08-07-2013, 01:11 AM   #21
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Absolutely. I've been working to develop a flat clear and they suck
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Unread 08-07-2013, 01:25 AM   #22
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Absolutely. I've been working to develop a flat clear and they suck
2060 is great
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