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    1K lacquer?

    When doing metallic paint I've always used cellulose. I've also used 2k one coat matalliv previously , now also not supplied.

    I have in the past used RFU lacquer . This was mostly intended for door shut, sunly bonnest etc and could easily be over applied quickly resulting in cracks.

    I'm in a situation where I want to do some metallic paint but I don't want the falseness of a 2k lacquer.

    So what are the Ik lacquesr that are available out there like now ?

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    It's been a long while since I've used single pack lacquer so I can't really comment on what they're like nowadays. If you're trying to get away from the depth and flat shine of 2k why not try the 2k lacquer but with less thinner which will give a slight peel and maybe just do one coat which will give a nice shine but not that 'deep' shine.

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    i would say use more thinners in 2k clear so it goes on more like cellulose used to, very thin with 'smaller' orange peel if you get my drift. i think the thickness of the 2k is what makes it look plasticky.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    can you get a slight matt agent put in ,Then maybe polish it up,Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAIG View Post
    can you get a slight matt agent put in ,Then maybe polish it up,Just a thought
    I think the Ik will give the sort of finish I'm after by itself Craig. It's more the durability and application I'm concerned about

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    2K lacquer flatted and polished as I’d do it (ie. quickly, get fed up with it), using nothing finer than 2000 grit then G3 and T-Cut gives a shine that looks aged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Impala View Post
    2K lacquer flatted and polished as I’d do it (ie. quickly, get fed up with it), using nothing finer than 2000 grit then G3 and T-Cut gives a shine that looks aged.
    2000 grit? if i get to 800 i'm doing well. then as you say g3 but then straight to polish by hand. i'm too impatient by far, lol.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    you could use a 4000 pad, with soap and water,it will just about take the shine off, and use a slight cutting wax to give a used half shine, if you dont like it. it will polish up a piece of **** by hand

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    theres ammonia in t cut -so not to be used with 2k as it makes it go cloudy...
    -unless that what your after..............for a less glossy finish just stop at compounding

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