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    tips on clear coat hardness

    i was at a buddys house today while he was working on an Infiniti today(mechanical work) well the hood was open and i was standing on the driver side and just happen to notice a sticker by the front strut tower that read "medium clear coat" never seen this on other cars before. but then again i never even thought about looking for something like this. if i remember this was like a '98-'99ish car. i am just wondering if the answers to all of our question bout clear coat hardness has been right in front of us this whole time?

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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    Uh, no.
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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Lil Detlr View Post
    Uh, no.

    There is our answer !!.....lol......
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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendell Jarvis View Post
    There is our answer !!.....lol......
    I do agree that's not what the sticker represent but what does it. Possibly medium tint to the clear coat, if not then what? I only say that because that would really help in case of a respray.
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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    i will have to try to get a picture of the sticker cause it said something under "medium clear"

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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    Quote Originally Posted by detailgod View Post
    i will have to try to get a picture of the sticker cause it said something under "medium clear"
    What color was the car? Can't help but think it said something like "Medium Grey" or "Medium Beige" or something and just indicated that it was base/clear paint. A lot of the Asian brands were still using single stage at that point (and some still are now).
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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Lil Detlr View Post
    What color was the car? Can't help but think it said something like "Medium Grey" or "Medium Beige" or something and just indicated that it was base/clear paint. A lot of the Asian brands were still using single stage at that point (and some still are now).

    it was blue.

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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    I had a 06 Infiniti M35. The sticker said Hard Clearcoat. No ambiguity there.

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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

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    I had a 06 Infiniti M35. The sticker said Hard Clearcoat. No ambiguity there.

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    Re: tips on clear coat hardness

    Just to chime in...

    If there were some kind of ranking of the softness or hardness of clears, it would mean the ranking would be specific to one paint manufacture, for one paint line they make, or it would mean all the paint manufactures would have to get together and come up with some type of testing procedure with controls that could be duplicated at both the paint manufactures location and then again anywhere the paint was being sprayed just to have some type of control over all the variables. Sounds like a good idea if it could become a reality.


    I also think it would be a great idea if paint manufactures would make paints that are more polishable by the average person and that car manufactures would spray more actual paint onto the car, as in the top coat or the clear layer so car owners and detailers would have more film build to work with over the service life of the car.

    Probably asking for too much...


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