👉 Can You Spray 2k Clear Over 1k? Clearcoat Tips: Tamco Clear

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Hey, it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint and I’m back with another Q&A video. Here’s a question from Martin.

“Hi Tony. Just a quick question. I’ve just finished painting a Ducati 900ss. My friend wanted some candy and sparkles and I’ve done all that using a 1K clear. My question is, can I finish off the fairing with decals using 2K clear coat?”

Yes, you definitely can. 1k clear coat is where you don’t need to add a hardening agent and it just evaporates and dries. 2K clear coat is where you need to mix an additive, which is a hardening agent, to make everything catalyze properly.

The answer to your question is yes, definitely. It’s just like spraying clear coat over a single-stage enamel paint job. You can put a 2K clear coat over a single-stage clear coat or base coat.

You just need to make sure that you sand it a little bit. Scuff it with 1500-grit, provided that the paint is really dry. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a chemical reaction.

You need to give it a couple of days to make sure that the paint is really dry. Then, scuff it lightly. You don’t need to do this, but I recommend that you do.

When laying on your clear, I recommend that you dust it first with about 28-29 pounds of pressure coming out of your spray gun. Then, wash.

On the next coat, dust it heavier where you have pretty much a medium gloss. If that looks okay, let it dry for 15-20 minutes before you lay another heavy coat of clear on it.

It’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint. If you are looking for a good clear coat, check out the Tamco Premium Clear Coat on Zoolaa.

Here’s the High Solids Euro 2:1 Clear Coat. This is a very good clear coat. Zoolaa is an authorized distributor of these premium paint products. They use top of the line ingredients and they don’t charge as much as the high end labels.

The top of the line brands are PPG, DuPont, House of Kolor Paints. These brands are using the same ingredients as Tamco.

I’m very happy with their clear and I’ve used their products in some of my projects. I’m satisfied with the outcome. Head on over to Zoolaa to check out these products.

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2 thoughts on “👉 Can You Spray 2k Clear Over 1k? Clearcoat Tips: Tamco Clear”

  1. To confirm, you think a rustoleum rattle can 1k enamel base will play nice with something like a spraymax 2k clear? I’m painting a bike frame so don’t need it to be perfect.


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