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    Looks like semi gloss for painting the steel dash. Do you put any type of clear over the paint?since I'm not taking all the paint off can I paint over without a primer?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1351967927.506193.jpg


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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1351968197.443777.jpgthis is this worst side,I'm using rust mort and fiberglass to fill the small holes


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    • #3
      If you put clear over it wouln't it be Glossy?I thought it was more of a flat or low gloss.
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        You can get a flatting agent that will make the clear matte


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        • #5
          this is all rattle cans...reading some old posts it seemed semi gloss was the paint.
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            Re: Dash painting

            I sprayed mine with base coat and never cleared it

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              • #8
                you used your spray gun? looks real good.
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                • #9
                  Re: Dash painting

                  That basecoat has no UV protection. It will likely fade quickly.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by indymanjoe View Post
                    you used your spray gun? looks real good.
                    If your just painting the top by the windshield, the last one I did I used a spray can semi gloss and it worked great. If it's a full dash paint with the painted lower metal dash I'd probably use a spray gun with a clear.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dash painting

                      We will see. I added a catalyst to the base to harden it

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                      • #12
                        You'll want to prime that before painting, no matter which route you choose to take. The spray can way is acceptable, since it's the interior. A good quality low gloss, or "satin" will do. Not a flat. Interior paints can be picked up almost anywhere, and will be the right look for your car. Glossy will look like ass since you have a dash pad. Fix that rust right. Don't half ass it. Make sure it's all out of there before you prime. Your primer will be the same thing you use on the exterior. Rattle can primer is usually a lacquer or oil based, which is not good primer.

                        Don't be surprised if you get fish eyes. There's years of armor-all shit and contaminants soaked into that metal. This is another reason, besides the rust, why you should acid wash that thing before you prime. The idea is to never have to mess with it again.
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                        • #13
                          I recommend semi-gloss. gloss will give you glare from sun.
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                            Yeah. That's why all of those 50's cars with the glossy dashes can't be driven in the daytime. Lol.
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                              I thought it was because all the drivers of those cars from the 50s had cataracts. LOL
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