Paint & Color Questions

Questions about the paint, color, durability, tri-coat, etc.

Is it necessary to use clear coat?

Yes it is, for two reasons. The first is color match: the final color relies on the clear coat to match the factory finish. The second reason is due to chemical bond. The clear coat creates a chemical bond with the base color that increases the hardness. The combination of the necessary shine (to match the factory finish) and the hardening of the finish for durability, make clear coat mandatory for a proper refinish.