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Old 04-06-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Clearcoat for Plastics

I'm looking to spray my tail lights with a coat of clear. I was wondering if anywhere sells clearcoat in a can for plastics?

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just put a layer of sealant ontop imo
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bring it to a shop and use real clear. Can clear will look like shit on tailights.
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why would you need clearcoat on your tailights?...I would just polish them and put a layer of sealant. Cheaper and probably look better.
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bring it to a shop and use real clear. Can clear will look like shit on tailights.
That was one of my other options, which I'm leaning to now.

I'm restoring my 15+ yo tail lights, and wanted throw some extra protection. It seems like a lot of people have gotten really good results with spraying a layer of clear on it.

Are you guys saying after the resto, if I apply sealant regularly I should be good?
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sealant will give it enough protection from yellowing and will look better than a clearcoat job cuz clearcoats may make it extra glossy lol
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yep hachisix
sealant will give it enough protection from yellowing and will look better than a clearcoat job cuz clearcoats may make it extra glossy lol
not to mention they may begin peeling after a while
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I'm looking to spray my tail lights with a coat of clear. I was wondering if anywhere sells clearcoat in a can for plastics?

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Im new to this forum but I'm not new to clearing head lights and tail lights, spray can will be shiny but not as deep and minty as having a bodyshop do em. I personally know a painter will do em for $100 a set and he lays 3 layers of clear on soooo thick they always turn out looking brand new

- but if you want to be cost effective and you dont really care about what your car turns out like get a can of 1k Acrylic Clear in spray bomb (proform is what I use) from Lordco/Napa (not canadian tire) grey scotch brite pad the lights and hit em up with 2 wet coats

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