First set with the new clearcoat is all polished up…

and it looks fantastic.

It might be hard to tell from these photos, as they look very similar to photos of most every other set I’ve posted, but I can see there has been a definitive upgrade in quality of the overall finish of the parts.  They are much smoother and the gloss appears to have a “deeper” shine.  I suspect the depth is because the new clearcoat is much easier to spray and goes down with minimal orange peel (orange peel is a bumpy paint surface similar to the peel of an orange.  You can see it quite regularly on sub-par paint jobs on cheap cars.  Even high end cars sometimes have orange peel from the factory and need to have paint correction done to them by an experienced detailer to have it removed).  Because the clearcoat goes onto the part with less orange peel, it takes less wetsanding to get the part smooth, which leaves quite a bit more clearcoat on the part.  This is the only explanation I can come up with for the increased “depth” of the pieces.  I am very happy with the end result and am very pleased I took the time and effort to look into upgrading clearcoats.  It’s amazing how a small tweak can lead to such drastic improvements.

The pieces are reflecting a ton of light.

I love this shot.

This set is on its way, hopefully I’ll be able to post some pictures of it installed very soon.

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