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Clearcoat painted engine covers?

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I am almost finished painting my engine covers, but it doesn't have any luster. From what I have seen in pictures here on the website, they look shiny, should I finish with a clearcoat?


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I used clearcoat on mine. It only improved the luster a little bit. I have no idea how some get theirs so shiny, but a clear coat will halp a little bit. Good luck.

Thad. :D
What sheen was the paint? That will have a huge impact on the potential luster even after clearcoat is applied no?
Are you sure they weren't buffed out first? Thats what gives that mirror finish. Then follow with a clear coat.
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