How can I make a Matte Paint Job be shiny and glossy instead.


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Hi all Im a new guy here.
I was wondering... I have a 1966 Econoline that I bought with a matte paint job.
How can I make this paint job be shiny and have that new car look. This Matte paint job was actually sprayed with a Spray gun and is in really good condition.

Will it shine if I Spray a couple “gloss 2k clear coats” on it using a spray gun?
Or will it matter that the paint underneath is matte?
Do I have to completely do a new paintjob? I just really want that wet gloss shiny.
I dont know what i would have to do to achieve this? Do I need something else to do over my current paint job before I try anything?
Any advice is welcome ! AA814A19-C4E4-44C4-91F4-6A3F9A452890.jpegAA814A19-C4E4-44C4-91F4-6A3F9A452890.jpeg


You can just spray clearcoat over it. The problem becomes: for the paint to adhere to the underlying paint, you should sand it. But then you will see sanding marks, or scratches. You really should put a coat of color over the sanded surface first, then put the clear on it. If you don't sand, the clear will probably peel off.