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Laquer Clear Coat
#1377241 Wed Sep 16 2020 03:15 AM
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I'm currently restoring a 1951 Chevy 3600 pickup and I want to protect the patina with a clear coat. Does anyone have any recommendations on lacquer clear coat?

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Peenhead #1377314 Wed Sep 16 2020 06:05 PM
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It has to be lacquer??

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Peenhead #1377317 Wed Sep 16 2020 06:32 PM
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You should talk with a body shop on recommendations for modern clear coat. Lacquer is rarely used today. If you're concerned about wrinkling the existing paint, you should test their recommended product on an inconspicuous spot before committing to the whole exterior. Lacquer is probably more likely to lift or wrinkle the original paint, and probably more likely to yellow over time.


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First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
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Busting rust since the mid-60's
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Peenhead #1377351 Wed Sep 16 2020 10:39 PM
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I phoned a Sherwin Williams store, commercial store, for some info on their Acme line of acrylic clear coats and the guy told me modern clear coats will flake off the original paint so I need to use a lacquer product.

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Peenhead #1377739 Sun Sep 20 2020 05:07 AM
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We use TCP Global lacquer clear when lacquer is called for but try to go with modern coatings if allowed. I have NEVER had other coating lift lacquer but often had lacquer lift other coatings.


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Peenhead #1377788 Sun Sep 20 2020 08:17 PM
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Original paint on a '51 would be enamel, not lacquer, except for the striping, if there's any of that left.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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Peenhead #1378176 Wed Sep 23 2020 02:18 AM
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An alkyd or acrylic enamel clear would work. Also Eastwood’s Patina Preserver works nicely. A matte acrylic enamel would look good and holdup.

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Peenhead #1378204 Wed Sep 23 2020 02:01 PM
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I was going to say, be careful with anything that is semi gloss or gloss. I have seen a couple of cars where the owners were trying to do exactly what you are contemplating and unfortunately the shine of the clear left it looking pretty awful. Seems to me a matte or flattened clear is what you might consider.

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