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Post by Effle18 on November 3rd 2008, 11:11 pm

So I decided I want to paint my truck but I think I want to do a flat instead of Gloss, will this work? Rolling the two layers then wet sand etc make sense but I assume I won't need to polish as that last step?

Thanks for the advice...
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Re: Flat Black question..

Post by megaglow_z on November 4th 2008, 12:19 am

i did mine in semi gloss black and red, but i sprayed it.
You will do the normal steps, but you are correct, you will do the last coat and leave it alone after.don't wet sand or anything at all.
What you will most likely end up doing, is 5-6 coats, and then the next coat you can get to look good, stop there.
I would really recommend semi-gloss over flat. its a lot easier to care for.It gives it that old-school hot rod look Cool
flat will look more like chalk board, and it stains easy.
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Post by retired plumber on November 4th 2008, 1:27 am

Megaglow knows what he is talking about. Check out his truck.
Semi-gloss is the only way to go for a suede look finish. Flat will look like primer and it will stain and be hard to keep clean also. Actually, the flat finish is rough (if magnafied) and that catches and hold dirt and stuff where the semi is smooth without the gloss. Almost all of the pro jobs you see are gloss paint with a flatting agent added to the paint for "THE LOOK" but they actually all end up with a semi-gloss look but they call them "flat".
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Post by Effle18 on November 4th 2008, 11:23 am

This makes sense, thanks for the help. I'm sure I will have questions as I go but I am just starting the body work now...
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Post by Focus_rolld on February 13th 2010, 9:34 pm

Just an FYI Brightside makes a flattening agent to add to their paints.
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Post by retired plumber on February 14th 2010, 12:25 pm

Thanks. That is a good thing to know. How is your truck comming?
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