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Clear coat or not

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Clear coating over foil can certainly help seal it and hold it down over the years, having said that, you need to make sure that the chrome, like paint, is smooth and ready for paint.

 

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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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