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Old 09-05-2005
ruppingdeon ruppingdeon is offline
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Default Clear coats

If a wax or polish says "Safe for clear coats" can it be used on a metallic colour as well or only on clear coats, and how do I know if my car is a metallic colour???
Old 09-05-2005
Mama's Boy Mama's Boy is offline
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Default Re: Clear coats

"Clear coat" is referring to the top layer of paint, which is unpigmented (clear). You can have a solid color base coat or you can have metallic flakes in the base coat. I've even heard of the "Clear" coat having flakes in it.
Basically, if a product says it is clear coat safe, you can use it on "todays" finishes without worries. (Metallic or not.)
To see if you have a clear coat finish, take some polish or scratch remover and rub a little onto an inconspicuous area. If you see the car's color come off onto the cloth, you have single stage (Non-clear coated) paint. If you don't see any color, you likely have clear coated paint.
Hope this helps!
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