clear coat question

Old 06-08-2008, 06:34 PM
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Can you spray clear over acrylic enamel.The acrylic enamel is a few years old and was wondering if the clear would shine it up and bring the paint back like new.I already have the clear coat is why i am asking.Thanks
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:13 PM
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what clear do you have?
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:23 PM
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It is Omni brand clear.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:13 PM
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i would try it in a small area first like the bottom of the fender or something like that before i'd spray the whole car.good luck
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:51 PM
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You need to a very good job of scuff sanding the car. It will work but I can't express the importance of a good job of sanding. I would use a grey or green scuff pad with some scuff stuff jel or ajax etc.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:30 PM
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Yes you can spray uraethane clear coat over acrylic enamal as long as it is dry and clean!
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:57 PM
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Will the clear coat make the paint come back out new and shiny.Thanks
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:56 AM
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yes, as shiny as you can lay the clear on!
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:17 AM
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If you are gona clear it you might as well just put a coat of base on too....but to do that you will have to sand the enamel and put a good urethane primer over it...base coat will lift the enamel( I think) I know for a fact that the base coat will lift laquer. At least every kind I have used will.This way you can block sand it and get it that much straighter..unless it is perfect already.

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Old 06-21-2008, 10:33 PM
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back in the day a. enamel was it. i love it. when its shot right its already glossy. but a old job that hass lost its gloss can usually be brought back to life if there was enough paint put on in the first place.there are 2 ways you can do it. one is to wet sand with 600 then 1000 or 1200 then buff it with a good compound or wet sand it with 1000 or 1200 shoot it with a high quality urethane clear, wet sand that with 2000 then 2500, buff that and presto shiny that looks deep.we do alot of that for customersthat have a old paint job(acrylic enamel) THAT STILL LOOKS GOOD JUST LOST ITS GLOSS.we have done it both ways and have not had a complaint yet
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