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Does gloss 2k Poly pigmented benefit from a clearcoat?11/15
If you were to spray gloss 2K poly--- pigmented (paint), on cabinet exteriors, doors, etc----- would you think it beneficial to use an additional clear topcoat of gloss, or would you stick to "white only"?
Currently our normal schedule is pigmented conversion varnish followed by one clearcoat of CV, but that's our standard low sheen.
For the times that high gloss is specified, we're considering using exclusively pigmented 2K like Polarion and are trying to decide whether the addition of a clear topcoat is beneficial, or just overproduction.
It doesnt necessarily hurt anything, but in 95% of applications thats overkill.
Say you were doing a $150k kitchen or yachts, you would probably want to do that coat of clear for that extra depth and pop.
But for the vast majority of the population, a coat of White CV is more than good enough, as a lot of shops are still using precats, or WB finishes.
What kind of gloss? Off the gun or polished?
If it's off the gun putting a clear on top of the pigmented would probably have some advantages.
If you are going to grind and buff the gloss then I would stick with the pigmented as the top. Otherwise if you have a defect in the pigment, you won't be able to buff it out.
And we all know buffed gloss shows everything.
It's going to be an off-the-gun gloss.
I think we are going to get some Polarion, it's worth at least trying.
Thanks for the help!
I didn't have a great experience trying to spray Polarion out of an HVLP. But then again, all my guns are pretty inexpensive. I get great (fantastic) results out of my Kremlin. Just have to make sure you keep an eye on the pot time and don't let things cure in the pump. That would not be a fun experience.