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Can you use clear coat over spray paint?

I have this project I'm working on that's been spray painted with cheap $1.98 spray paint. I also have some extra DuPont clear coat that I'd like to use to make it all nice and shiny. What I'm worried about is that as soon as I spray it on, the color is going to wrinkle right up and I'll have to start the whole thing over.

Anybody done this before?

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I clearcoated a jon boat far a friend a while back that he had camoflauged with rattle cans. It wasn't anything speciel just some left over clear from when I painted my car. It worked great and looked pritty cool. I would recomend trying a little on a spot that is hidden or at least not easily noticed and let it dry to make sure it dosen't react with your paint.
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Thanks for the reply! I have a test piece ready so I can spray it ahead of time and see the results. I'm working on it this afternoon since it's about 72 here right now!

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let me know how it goes. 72 sounds awfull nice its going to to get down to about 5 here tonight.

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Well, it works! I let the color coats dry inside a couple weeks before attempting it so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. I shot 2 coats of clear and it looks like glass with no ill effects to the cheapo spray paint.

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