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Thread: Off-the-shelf spray paint for re-painting fascias?

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    The SEM paints are made for bumpers, so they can flex...fairly well too. They are very forgiving paints too, go on pretty evenly.

    I didnt put any clear coat on mine, I liked how the finish is without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
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    I didnt put any clear coat on mine, I liked how the finish is without.
    Same here.
    VIN 4728 is on the road...

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    Sounds good. But wouldn't the clear coat be necessary, especially for the rear fascia because of all the engine heat that it's being subjected to? To help further protect the paint against fade. How have they held up in your experiences? Thanks

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    Mine has held up pretty well, though the car has been sitting in the garage being restored. The fascias though were off the car for a long time and moved around quite a bit, twisting and whatnot..no cracks or splits scratch resistant...the front is still off and moved around.

    I think the only real heat youre going to get is from the exhaust which is blowing away from the car anyway. with the car running I havent noticed any appreciable heat on the fascia.
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    The clear coat layer is necessary to protect the base coat. If you do not apply a clear coat the base coat will wear quickly and look dull. Also you will not be able to polish the base coat. The clear coat (and base coat) have no heat resistance. If heat is a factor there are other paints that can handle high temperatures, not a base coat/clearcoat system.
    David Teitelbaum

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