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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  


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Posted June 17, 2015 - 07:06 PM

     I have some small parts I wanted to paint flat black. Well, all the flat black spray cans I've used haven't been good. They would rub off on my hands. So, I used satin black. It turned out very nice; smooth and clean. But. . .   it is a little too glossy. It needs to be rubbed out a bit.


     What do you all recommend? 0000 steel wool is too course; same with scotch-brite red or green. There are finer abrasive pads, but not available locally.

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Posted June 17, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Any gloss paint or varnish is a harder finish than satin or flat. I would recommend to spray it with gloss black first a couple coats. The buff it down a little with 600 wet or dry sandpaper using water with it. Very little pressure. Clean it up and then spray your flat paint over that. Or the 600 wet or dry sanding may be the finish your after. About the only two brands of spray can paint I will use is Rustolium (sp)or True Value. Good luck.
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Posted June 17, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Look in the hobby section and look for a can of testors dull coat. It's a model product.
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Posted June 17, 2015 - 08:28 PM

Stove Black

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Posted June 17, 2015 - 08:58 PM

Look in the hobby section and look for a can of testors dull coat. It's a model product.


That's exactly what I would use.


Ben W.

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Posted June 18, 2015 - 06:22 AM

When I ran my body shop, I used gloss black with flatener added, not practical now, so one of 2 things, both work. Either use a gloss/semi gloss and wet sand lightly with 2000 grit sandpaper that is sold in any parts store or paint store, the wet sanding provides a more even finish than dry sanding. Or, spray with gloss and spray flat clear over it, both work equally well, I use both methods on my classic car parts.

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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:28 AM

On a part that has a lot of nooks and crannys, rough edges etc, a flat clear would be the best choice for durability. I'm not sure it would give you the look you want though.

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