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Old 06-19-2014, 11:43 AM
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Clear coat over oil based?

I have a trailer frame that I had reinforced and then I painted it with Rustoleum oil based paint. I thought it would be a good idea to have a clear coat sprayed on it to protect the paint before I put decking on it. A couple body shops told me their clear coat won't work with oil based non automotive paint. Is there something out there that I could use or should I just let it be and put the deck on it? Thanks for any help.
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I think you can use any oil based paint but you will have to surface sand 1st.
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Did you put hardener in the paint you put on? Usually will hold up nicely if you do.....I bought some of that rustoleum at Wally World to do a deck table. I have some hardener I got at rural king for their oil based paint but haven't had a chance to spray it yet. I never noticed if they had clear coat in oil base.......
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I didn't put any hardener in it; just rolled it straight onto the trailer from the can.
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I sprayed a trailer with oil based paint I got at Lowe's. I didn't use hardener and sprayed 3 coats on only waiting about 20 mins between coats.....it took about a year sitting in the sun to dry completely lol. After reading the directions you are only supposed to put on one coat every 8 hrs.....
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