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Old 12-09-2009, 09:37 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by 02Zetechse View Post
ok question then norcal , what does the uv resistance in the clear do then? cause i dont know
UV resistance clears are not what you'll find in spray cans for the most part. Plus their only UV resistant not UV proof.

Think of it this way, would you rather have a bullet proof or bullet resistant vest?

The term resistant used in paints doesnt mean a whole lot. Its over used and over sold, IMO. The UV resistant clears will only block X amount of UV rays from getting threw for a period of time. Once all the UV resistant particles are broke down all the UV rays will get threw. A ture automotive or industrail quality UV resistant clear cost $100-$200 for a gallon easy. To put that same paint in a spray can, the spray can would cost $20, and you'll need about 10-12 cans for a entire car. Not economical for doing a spray bomb job. The whole idea behind doing a spray bomb job is it being cheap.

Look at it this way, you dont put clear on it, and you'll be able to re paint it easier.

Im not telling you what to do, by all means if you want to put a clear on it, go for it. But the extra time and cost of putting the clear on will out weigh the benifet of have a clear on there.
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