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I have a 69 Mustang a similar color sitting in a purple bath right now lol. I put clear lacquer on it. It's sat for a year mostly assembled and I finally decided the color sucks ( to me). So I broke the car down and the body sits in the pond of Purple Power. Worst thing is so far the paint hasn't even softened but the foil is gone, I guess that's a start. But clear coat never really improved anything imo, just shiny and it obviously protects the paint lol.

Edit: the paint has begun to lose it's grip.

Edited by Dave G.
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Yes, you can clear-coat foil, but at least in this case, I wouldn't. The day will probably come when you will get a lot better at foiling, at which point you will want to scrape this job off and re-do it, because the paint itself looks pretty good. 

Just sayin' as somebody who's been there and done that. B)

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