I think the comments and suggestions posted here have created more questions than they've answered. We have directly contradictory suggestions here. For example:
"Also I've found that the gloss black needs to be completely dry to minimize rubbing off when handling."
"Over drying the base doesn't allow the Alclad to "GET A BITE" into the base color, hence allowing it to rub off easily."
"For Alclad Chrome, the base coat should either be enamel or their own base coat. It will not stick to lacquer."
"I have sprayed Alclad over enamels, lacquers and urethane's with equally good results."
Since Alclad is lacquer (says so on the label), why would you want to use an enamel base coat? Anybody have any definitive answers here???
I dion't know if this is a definitive answer, but as I've said before ALSA CORP. has the same exact product called MIRRA CHROME, even though Alclad denies it, and they list there base as alcohol/acetone.
All you have to do is "pop" the top and smell it to tell what it is. DEFINATELY NOT LACQUER !!!
Also the MIRRA CHROME uses urethanes instead of lacquers, and it work fine. I have cross sprayed the products with each other and all is the same and works great.
I'm no expert by any means, but I know what's worked for me equally sucessful.
I've given seminars in all three western states, including at the NNL WEST for Steve Hinson in 2007, and I heard about good results later.
To me, no one needs to be THE EXPERT, we just share different idea's and let you guy's decide what works .
The bottom line to me is, there are several ways to get from point A to point B, so try a few different idea's from what you read here, and see what works for you.
MY 2 cent's
Edited by Treehugger Dave, 16 April 2009 - 07:50 AM.