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Old 07-29-19, 10:57 AM
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need clear coat recs

So I used spray bike to paint my bike and I need to clear coat it now. I am looking for something that uses a brush rather then air because I already built the bike. so something that's not an aerosol. I don't care too much about weight but something that is not stupid heavy. I painted an Allez Sprint btw.
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There is nothing that you can brush on that won't look like it was brushed on. I would suggest leaving it as is or disassemble and spray clear.
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Old 07-29-19, 09:50 PM
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I built a frame for about $50 years ago. $5 were the two nice paint brushes to apply the "borrowed" Sears Marine Deck Epoxy Enamel. The result passed the 20 foot test, but from less then 10' you could see the paint wasn't spray smooth.

It would be surprising if there wasn't a brush on clear out there unless the color you have already done is some weird formula. What kind of paint is the color? Andy
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Check out https://www.kbs-coatings.com/DiamondFinish-Clear.html

Flows out really nice.
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Gosh, the product blurb make sit sound like it will solve global problems: Andy
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I suspect that it mostly solves all those problems on metals that don't corrode much when coated, or at least don't have visible corrosion. Like aluminum. Probably still get spider webs of rust under it if used on steel
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