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Thanks again FannBlade.
So a clear semi-gloss, will that look like the HAF's matte metallic? Or is that a clear flat finish that I need?
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You may want to test each. But I think semi-gloss will give similar results. Flat will have about the same gloss as primer and semi should have a slight sheen to it. All paints are a little different and can depend on application. When I need to bring down the gloss I use a flatting agent so I always do a test panel painted with all steps as final project.
    
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when ever i need to paint something black , i buy the duplicolor black and clear coat thats specificaly designed for painting car rims, its much more durable and does not scratch that easily, they use to make it in a bunch of colors, now its only black, grey and some other color:

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anybody know a Wax&Grease Remover brand that i can buy i Holland?
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if you can't find any at a local body shop paint supplier. You can use denatured alcohol. Most hardware's carry it the paint department.
    
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Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post
if you can't find any at a local body shop paint supplier. You can use denatured alcohol. Most hardware's carry it the paint department.
thats very expensive stuff 96% alcohol, Denaturated, i bought once a 200ml flacon it was like 7 euro?
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post #57 of 133
This is sooooo helpful. Hopefully I will find the time and pacience to destroy my cable mangment and paint my case. Rep+
post #58 of 133
Bump for a great thread and a question.

When taping and painting how long should you wait before removing the tape you used to mask of areas?
post #59 of 133
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You can remove tape as soon as paint is dry to the touch, but is usually best to let dry overnight so you don't leave fingerprints. Always pull tape away from paint edge to help prevent lifting.
This is a tough one for me, I usually can't wait to get it un-taped. In fact couple of my friends use to called me fingerprint, I always left fingerprints somewhere in the wet paint.

I will be doing an update here in the next few weeks using the Saltwater Cobra job.
    
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post #60 of 133
Thanks! I'm looking forward to absorbing more of your wisdom!
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