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Forum topic by LLGOMJB posted 11-10-2013 02:08 AM 577 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2013 02:08 AM

Im sure this has been answered somewhere on here but here goes anyway. Wondering if there are any tips or tricks to getting a mirror shiny smooth finish with PAINT.

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 02:28 AM

HVLP setup would probably be one of the better ways rather than brushing.

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 04:12 AM

What type of paint are you asking about? If you’re asking about regular gloss paints from the home stores, ain’t gonna happen. You can get smooth, but the gloss will never be mirror shiny. You’ld still have to top coat with a high gloss clear and buff it out. You could use a solid color lacquer or an automotive finish and spray it, but you still have to buff it out when your done.

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 04:27 AM

Ah i see. Ive already used a brush this time with regular gloss paint, but in future it makes sense to use spray on. Can i sand down the couple coats that ive brushed on then use a poly gloss or something like that?

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 06:17 AM

This tutorial is for MDF, but I’m sure you can get some garner some great ideas from it.

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