Advice: Clear Coat Or Not To Clear Coat? (And the trouble I'm having with finishing.)

yuckfoo

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When doing any paint job on metal.
1) Sand
2) Bondo repairs if necessary.
3) clean
4) Primer
5) Paint
6) Clear Coat
7) Buff
Yeah I know but I'm so past spending more money on this. Finishing compound would run $30 + dollars if I'm lucky. I decided to "fog" the clear coat on the part. I held the clear spray can extra far away and let it mist onto the surface apply multiple coats one minute apart. The effect is a grainy sort of look and appears intentional (it was :p ) where orange peel doesn't appear intentional. It's a budget way to get around the problem.
 


Wrench

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I think ya had problems with it just because it was a cheep brand of clear

Or if you used enamel paint that's why if orange pealed when ya sprayed clear on it
 
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