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Technical Clear Coat Firewall?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Steves46, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Steves46
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    from Florida

    Last night I rattle canned 3 coats of paint on my Model A's Firewall and was wondering if I should also put a coat or two of rattle can clear coat? Thanks.
     
  2. Petejoe
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    I would. Easier to clean.
     
  3. Steves46
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    from Florida

    Good point-thanks!
     
  4. cederholm
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    I'd do what ever matches your exterior finish. IMHO

    ~ Carl
     
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  5. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    While the recessed portion of my A's modified firewall is stainless steel, the surrounding areas ar clear coated of the paint. It has worked well, with no issues with heat. I'd clear coat your firewall.
     
  6. hoodwinx454
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    I agree with petejoe and it will protect and seal the paint.
     
  7. Lets see what it looks like. HRP
     
  8. Dixon Bastie
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  9. Dixon Bastie
    Joined: Apr 7, 2017
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    Dixon Bastie

    My opinion is that you took the time to paint your firewall to enhance tge look of your car and shiwcase your engine, so why not add the final finishing touch of clear coating it.
    I always detail my firewalls and inner fenders when building my cars. Many say, "who really cares if it's done?" - to which I counter, "I care."
    Like I said, just my opinion and personal preference.
     
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  10. Bandit Billy
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    Rattle bomb? Nyet ;)
    This stuff? Da. Hardened enamel high gloss clear. Watch it over 80 degrees, as it can run if you lay it on. I have used this over many repairs and wet sand/polish aver the top. Next best thing to spraying it out of a gun without the clean up. Short shelf like, once you puncture it, less than an hour.
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  11. Steves46
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    from Florida

    I will post a picture when I get home this evening.
     
  12. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    Good to know. Guess you'd better have all your needs lined up at that price ($271/gallon)
     
  13. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    BamaMav
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    from Berry, AL

    I've never had much luck with rattle can clear. Doesn't really affect the looks much. I have had good results with clear enamel auto paint over rattle can though.
     

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