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I am planning on painting my car and i am going to use the one stag method of painting. this would include base coat hardner and reducer all mixed together. i was wondering if i use this method could i spray the car afterwards with a top coat of clear. all the products are from the same manufacturer and compatible. or can i not use the hardner in the one stag method and then can i spray car with clear?

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  • pradadlw Sep 05, 2010

    the base paint is a acrylic enamel, the hardner is a acrylic enamel urethane, and the clear coat is a acrylic enamel. the manufacturer is Trinity 1941.


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You can apply a clear coat after the vehicle is painted, but you MUST use the hardener regardless of adding the clear coat or not. Is this single stage paint an acrylic urethane paint? Who is the manufacture?

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  • GetMeOttaHere Sep 05, 2010

    You don't have to apply a clear coat. Once you paint the vehicle, your going to wet sand it starting with a 1500 grit, then polish and buff it out. The extra step in clear coating will provide more protection and gloss.


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