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Old 11-14-05, 03:27AM   #1
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Question Low Gloss Paints

Is there some additive that the paint store can put into any color to decrease the gloss? I want a low gloss silver/gray paint for a plastic grille. I think it would look better with a low gloss than a high gloss.
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Old 11-14-05, 04:06AM   #2
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They used to have flatteners (or flattening agents) years ago, but I don't know if they're still available. Also, if I remember correctly, flatteners were more for interior paint work but were used successfuly on exterior paints. Sorry I don't remember more about it. Haven't done that kind of stuff since the 70's. BTW, I agree about using a lower gloss paint on the grills.
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Yes, matteing or flating agents are still used in 2k acrylic paint. i did the plastiv bumpers on my saab 9000 dark matte grey to go with the black and rainbow flake paint of the car.
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Thanks chief, I was just going to go my bud's bodyshop and ask him if they still use them. Now I don't need to.
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flattening agent is still available, we will be using it in the next month on the bumpers of a 73 ventura, you can mix it flat or a semi gloss, havn't decided yet what to go with, since i want the bumpers and the hood and decklid stripes to be the same.
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