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#1 StraXXuS

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

I was painting a jolt into MIB colors earlier today, everything was going fine until I go and spray clearcoat onto the black and chrome paint job. The clearcoat dulled the chrome to an almost steel pipe grey. Has anyone else had this happen to them? anyone have an explanation?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

The clearcoat dulled the chrome to an almost steel pipe grey. Has anyone else had this happen to them? anyone have an explanation?


You probably used a Matte clear coat. Get a gloss or high-gloss clear coat and you should be good.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

Yes I have had the same effect, and the same result. I used a matte finish so it completed dulled the chrome and from what I was told a clear coat in general will either dull or eliminate the chrome effect unfortunately, but try a high gloss and let us know what happens
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

Yes I have had the same effect, and the same result. I used a matte finish so it completed dulled the chrome and from what I was told a clear coat in general will either dull or eliminate the chrome effect unfortunately, but try a high gloss and let us know what happens

Ok thanks! any recomendations on what clear coat to buy? Im new to the spray paint thing.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

Since the product is related, I may add another caution. Do not use painters tape directly on chrome spray paint. It will peel the chrome off, even after considerable cure time (3 75+degree summer days) I was using rustoleum spray paint, and scotch blue painters tape.
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