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A 'how to' for High Gloss Finishing
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Old 9th January 2018, 11:09 PM   #491
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A 'how to' for High Gloss Finishing
option 1 (Acryl Classic Top Coat 2K Klarlack HS 2:1) says it polishes easily. Flattening and polishing the finish once it cures is a big part of a high gloss finish.
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Old 9th January 2018, 11:14 PM   #492
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I have sprayed both regular lacquer and automotive lacquer. Both can create a very high-gloss result. The automotive finishes are MUCH more expensive. I just purchased a gallon of clear high-gloss lacquer for spraying cabinets. $50. Two years ago, I bought 1 quart of automotive gloss catalyzed lacquer, for $200.

The automotive product is "better" in that it is more water resistant, more likely to last out doors. The finished product looks great in both cases.
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Old 10th January 2018, 09:36 AM   #493
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Thank you all for helping me.

Each clear coat I mentioned costs almost the same 60$/gallon. Maybe I will choose the automotive one.

I would like to make the gloss finish on a DIY subwoofer.
Unfortunately I cannot buy a sealer rattle can in my country which was highly recommended. I am wondering if I make a lot of layers of the primer, if I can have the same result. I know this is important because of the absorption of the lacquer.

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Old 24th January 2018, 09:51 PM   #494
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Hi,

I have read that the isocyanates are dangerous so I am trying to avoid the clear coats that contain it. I have found a great alternative.

Does this contain any dangerous chemicals like isocyanates?
This pigmented lacquer uses modified alkyd resin, do you have any experince with it?

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