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No not metal flake

October 25 2008 at 5:30 PM

Response to Is that metal flake......

There is not clear coat on this car. Mater of fact the paints that Fiat used on the X until 82 did not have clear coats. The 81 model had a black metalic paint that was mostly clear paint with some black in it and metal flake. It was a one stage paint. You can spray it is the garage, but I use a resperator as the fumes are deadly. The nice thing though with single stage paint is that you build up the paints. Let dry, and about a week latter block sand and buff without fear of cutting through the clear coat into the color coat.

Here is a picture of my car, this should give you a better ideal. This still orginal paint, but what is left is wearing thin in places.


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