Clear coat over paint

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Mulerider
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Clear coat over paint

Post by Mulerider » May 30th, 2017, 6:06 pm

Just spray painted my 1967 M151A1 with the GSC Paint. Someone suggested using a clear coat over that. Has anyone tried that, if so what type of clear coat did you use.

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Re: Clear coat over paint

Post by rickf » May 30th, 2017, 6:28 pm

If the base coat was not designed to be clear coated then you are going to run into paint compatibility issues. And if the GSC is Gillespie then it is a single stage paint and it will not be compatible with any of the automotive paints. May look good at first but withing a year you will have crazing and peeling. If you insist on trying it be sure to wait a month or two for the paint that is on there to fully cure and be done outgassing before you put anything on it.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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Re: Clear coat over paint

Post by Mulerider » May 30th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Hi Rick, thanks for the reply
It is the Gillespie paint. I didn't see a reason for adding a clear coat but a friend thought it might give it some extra protection. I don't want it to have more gloss than it already does. I will leave it like it is.
Thanks for all the work you guys do. Don 't think I would have ever been able to complete my repairs without seeing what others have done.

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