Clearcoat Failure: Tips for Different SprayMax 2k Options?


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Hi all,

I'm re-painting my steel American Racing 767s, using the SEM Landau black that so many of us use to match factory black. But then I tried SprayMax 2k Clear Luster on top of that, and I do not like how 'wet' it looks.

Does anyone have any experience with the SprayMax 2k "Semi Matte"? I don't necessarily want it to look too matte (the Landau Black by itself, for instance, looks pretty dull and boring on wheels, IMO), but this Clear Glamour is just too 'glistening'. I guess I want something in between.

Thanks for any tips.
 
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Also, any tips for getting some of the luster off the one wheel that I've now clearcoated with the Clear Glamour? I was thinking I might wet-sand it a bit. Or what would happen if I put a matte clearcoat over it? Sounds like a bad idea for some reason.

I should probably post some pics to help this make sense.
 
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Well, if anyone comes across this thread, I've found the gloss 'ratings' for the three different SprayMax Clear Coat 2k products. Screenshot below with product numbers at the top.

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