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Looking for a Matte Clearcoat Finish that is Durable


Hi everybody, I'm looking for a clearcoat out there that can give a good matte finish with very good durability to be sprayed over gold plated parts. The parts are used very heavily and this is a decorative finish so I need good adhesion and good durability! Thanks-Emac

Erik M [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Houston Texas


Hi, Emac. Well, you'd prefer one that can be sprayed, and if you review our Chemicals Directory you will find a number of good manufacturers of lacquers and clear coats. You can try a two-component automotive clearcoat.

But I think if you really need the thinnest, clearest, hardest surface possible you may need to employ something more exotic like an electrophoretic clearcoat rather than a sprayed one, or possibly a radiation cured or UV cured clearcoat. Good luck.

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Pine Beach, New Jersey

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