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Re: Im feeling flat......black (blackoutjetta)

yes, don't clear it or you won't have a flat color anymore.
 

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (spdfrek)

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why clear coat it if you are painting it flat black?

i dont know thats what im wondering? ive never painted in flat black so i dont know if clear coat protects it or just makes it shiny.
 

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (spdfrek)

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yes, don't clear it or you won't have a flat color anymore.

okay thanks, thread will be updated with pics later today http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
thanks for the help... love the quick answers
 

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (spdfrek)

Yeah no clear. I did mine at a body shop and they use a special dupont matte black paint with UV Coating already in the paint.

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (20VTBORA)

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Yeah no clear. I did mine at a body shop and they use a special dupont matte black paint with UV Coating already in the paint.

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wow man thats sexy, nice job on pulling the trigger on the flat black choice http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (Uberryan)

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there goes originality... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


well seeing that i have a JETTA with a JETTA grill.... and i know a few people with this, but nothing looked better then flat black and red,...
 

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (Uberryan)

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there goes originality... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

"originality"
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the only true "original" cars on the vortex are the ones people make fun of. usually it will be something so tasteless no one will even think about doing the same thing.

just make your car the way you want it, not the way the vortex thinks looks good
 

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Clearcoat with flatting agent. BAM! Flat that you can wash. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
*edit* I believe Tattoo20v has flattened clear and its the whip!



Modified by Plain at 5:10 PM 7-30-2007
 

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Clearcoat with flatting agent. BAM! Flat that you can wash. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
*edit* I believe Tattoo20v has flattened clear and its the whip!
Modified by Plain at 5:10 PM 7-30-2007

yea i thought they had clear for flat black, but would it be in a common place like autozone or wal-mart ?
 

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (blackoutjetta)

also im debating if i should put my euro plate on it or not, it has holes from the dealer plates and i think i should put the euro plate on there to cover it.or should i just put my va required plate
 

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Clearcoat with flatting agent. BAM! Flat that you can wash. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
*edit* I believe Tattoo20v has flattened clear and its the whip!
Modified by Plain at 5:10 PM 7-30-2007

Im having a brainfart day.... so then with the flatting agent the flat black will still look flat... no shine and can be cleaned like any other surface on the car? yes/no?
 

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Im having a brainfart day.... so then with the flatting agent the flat black will still look flat... no shine and can be cleaned like any other surface on the car? yes/no?

yes a clear with flatting agent sprayed over flat black will not be glossy and you can treat it like any other painted surface. I haven't seen any clear fith flatener sold in home depot or any place like that. Only place I have seen it was at paint shops. Hit up Patrick Swayze here on the vortex. He does that kind of stuff.
 

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you can use corn starch in the clear to produce a flat finish,yes corn starch...for real.used to do it all the time when I did "hot rod" stuff many moons ago...
 

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Re: Im feeling flat......black (blackoutjetta)

i had a low gloss painted onto my grill and the lower area of my oettinger rear bumper in march... it had enough gloss to protect, but unfortunately you can't clear over flat. it has held up great with a few small rock chips, but thats to be expected.
i did paint a set of teardrops a few years ago, but used a thick coat of high gloss in between coats of flat black and finished it off with a thick coat of flat black. it still had a flat finish but had the protection of 4 layers of the gloss. something to think about.
pics of the grill



Modified by freezermink at 6:35 PM 7-30-2007
 
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