Can it be done with success? Have any of you ever tried it? Doesn't the lacquer usually crack the enamel finish?
Well I did it, and I had success. On Caleb's fender, I applied a total of seven coats of his green enamel paint, wet sanding between most coats, then applied three coats of clear enamel paint. Well, after the clear dried, I started rubbing the finish with polishing compound, and just wasn't satisfied with the results, as I wasn't getting the nice clear finish I thought I would. So, out of frustration, I decided to spray two heavy coats of lacquer over top of the clear enamel, expecting the finish to crack, and wow, was I surprised! I got a really nice finish when combining the two. No cracked finish at all. I was a little scared though at first, because the green paint turned white when I applied the lacquer. But after setting for about an hour and a half, the green eventually came back, and the finish is nice and clear.
I'm always trying new and different things, and always experimenting or mixing different type of chemicals to see what I can come up with to make a bad situation better. Was this an accidental mistake, or was this method done before and I just didn't know about it? Would the polishing compound be the sole reason for the lacquer not cracking the enamel? I don't know, but I'm curious to see if any of you have tried this.
Give me you thoughts.