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What does it take to get a flat black paint job

I have seen the flat black paint jobs on Ratrods and some race cars, is this kind of paint durable and last a while with out turning white?
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if you want to do it right and last a long time you paint it like any other paint. but, when you apply the clear coat you use a flattening agent in it. the more flattener you mix with the clear the flatter the finish . you can also do this with the older enamel paints too. just add the flattener to the color coat since there is no clear coat used . hope that answers your question

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there is a pic of the flat black here

http://www.chevroletforum.com/m_3271..._1/key_/tm.htm
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yep that is what I was looking for. I remember a recent HotRod mag article they painted a car with the hardware store enamel it looked good also.
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Diamont also makes a clear espically for this i cant remember exactly what its called! but they make 2 stages ultra low gloss and satin gloss

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Now how do you take care of a flat paint job? Can you wax it or do you wash it and dry? I just wouldn't want it to fade.
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Diamont also makes a clear espically for this i cant remember exactly what its called! but they make 2 stages ultra low gloss and satin gloss


yup, most big companies make a low gloss clear, but sometimes its too low gloss or too shiny depending on the person. so i like to use the flattning agent to personalize it.

you can also use any semi gloss or stove pain from a spray can but i wouldnt count on it lasting as well as car paint. but i am a painter by trade so i may be bias. :

if your using car paint, sure you can wax it. but it wont be shiny afterwards just protect it wich is a good thing obviously

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yup, most big companies make a low gloss clear, but sometimes its too low gloss or too shiny depending on the person. so i like to use the flattning agent to personalize it.
The diamont satin is about my favorite it still looks good but not too flat where it looks wavy
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and this one is low gloss clear

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yes i agree they look good, Im not at all bashing diamont. only stating that many customers have different ideas of what they want. somtimes its too flat, or not flat enough so by adding the flatting agent by percentage you can customize how flat you want it.

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I havent used it but is sounds pretty cool..........Who makes it??? maybe some instructions???

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