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AUDI12345
09-28-2005, 03:19 PM
I have most of the supplies required for painting my shift plate-but can not find clear coat at any of the three stores. How important is it to clear coat right after spray painting? Is it even necessary at all or can I just paint without it.

Skippster86
09-28-2005, 03:22 PM
That area has the high potential to scratch easily and often, id say you need clear coat asap, so you dont have to resand it and respray. Try home depot or lowes for the clear.

AUDI12345
09-28-2005, 03:37 PM
alright i guess ill wait

Hassmeister
09-28-2005, 04:22 PM
Clear coat is worth the extra protection.

LateraLex
09-28-2005, 05:14 PM
It depends on what color you are painting it. I did black and did not need a clear coat. I will post some pics.

AUDI12345
09-28-2005, 07:46 PM
hmm well im doing silver so I bet scratches would show easilly on that-post pics anyways.


Also-the DIY guide says to use 2000 grit sandpaper [confused] ...i have 220 and then some 600 which was the finest I can find, and it feels like paper. Could the 2000 be a typo?