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    Feb 23, 2011, 7:05 PM - Matte, Flat, Gloss, which way to go? #1

    Just got my Bobamaker lid, ready to start painting, flat, matte, gloss, satin,which way to go?
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    Feb 23, 2011, 7:54 PM - Re: Matte, Flat, Gloss, which way to go? #2

    Matte and flat paints,
    but if you need to use a gloss becouse you can only find the colour you want in gloss then use gloss (or satin) once you are finished you want to coat the whole helmet in a Dull coat any way so that will even out the sheen levels
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    Feb 27, 2011, 2:25 PM - Re: Matte, Flat, Gloss, which way to go? #3

    thanks jinto, every color i like is in gloss, but i will put a ton of dull coats on to even it out
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    Feb 27, 2011, 2:58 PM - Re: Matte, Flat, Gloss, which way to go? #4

    yeah use whatever you want, just go back over everything with a matte clearcoat a couple times to dull the shine.
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    Feb 27, 2011, 9:46 PM - Re: Matte, Flat, Gloss, which way to go? #5

    thanks guys everyone here is so helpful i appreciate all the help.
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    Mar 1, 2011, 1:50 PM - #6

    And if you do not like your paint job sand it down with 300-100 grit????
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    Mar 2, 2011, 11:19 AM - Re: Matte, Flat, Gloss, which way to go? #7

    I had the same problem with my paint color choices. The olive was a satin, but the burgundy was gloss. After clear coating the whole kit with a flat clear, all the colors look the same as far as finish goes.

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