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DuraBake paints


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I am wondering if many of you have much experience with DuraBake paints, I recently used some of their paints to do my receivers and a barrel, and it turned out glossy. The bottle says flat dark earth, but turned out glossy as all getout. I used a little bit of their thinner to thin it out for my airbrush so it would flow, but not more than they advise, and I followed their baking procedure to the letter, I am wondering if I did something wrong to make it turn out glossy? The only thing I can think of is that I didnt water wash anything after using brake cleaner to degrease the items before I airbrushed them, would that contribute to glossyness possibly? I expected it to be flat like flat paint usually is, the gloss is definately NOT what I wanted for a camo firearm. Any opinions or help welcomed. I am wondering too if I should bead blast this stuff off and start again with something else that is really flat, or do something different with the DuraBake.

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Idk this product at all but I don't think the cleaner woulda affected the paint to make it glossy I'd think it woulda thinned it out, but most brake clean products are chlorine bassed and evap fast. Did you contact the company? Do they even sell gloss? Maybe there was a packing issue, miss labeled?

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Greybear, did you shake, shake, shake, and shake again?  The flattening agents are flakes and will lay down in the bottom of the bottle within minutes after you quit mixing.  You might try a second coat and see what happens.  I used the spray can and the first coat was splotchy gloss and flat. After I shook the can for a good 10 minutes, it came out right the second time.

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