Halfords Clear Lacquer 500ml
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Halfords Clear Lacquer
The Halfords Clear Lacquer uses an advanced acrylic based formula to provide a tough, durable high gloss protective finish on painted surfaces.
A clear lacquer must be used on metallic and pearlescent paints to achieve the best finish and correct colour match.
Halfords Clear Lacquer Extra Info
- Must be used on metallic and pearlescent paint
- Achieves the best finish and correct colour match
- Compatible with virtually all types of automotive paint finishes
- Can be used on cellulose finishes
- All our clear lacquers contain UV inhibitors / filters as they significantly extend the life of the coating
Halfords also supply a Petrol Resistant Lacquer, specially formulated for motorcycle petrol tanks etc.
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Colour: Clear Size: 500ML Type: Lacquers
Halfords Clear Lacquer 500ml is rated out of 5 by 36.Rated 1 out of 5 by GS133 from Very poor quality product with poor coverage Very poor quality product. Very difficult to apply - it comes out as dots rather than as a fine spray, so you end up having apply absolutely tons of this stuff to get even a basic clearcoat. A good finish is unnecessarily difficult to achieve and it's poor value for money as you have to use absolutely loads of it. Get the Halfords Bodyshop Lacquer itself - it works much better.Date published: 2017-05-20Rated 3 out of 5 by Miniredcooper from Buy The Bodyshop lacquer instead Like many users I struggled to get the finish I was looking for with this product. Yes if you want to put in the effort with the wet and dry and use double the amount of lacquer you might ordinarily use. I have had various cans at different times and I have found the pressure to be a bit low - finish hit or miss and nozzle pattern unforgiving. I would suggest stretching the extra couple of quid for the Halfords 'Bodyshop' range lacquer which I have found to give a much better finish, better spray nozzle/pattern, don't need to use as much to get a better finish and gives a deeper 'clear coat' effect on metallics even straight off the. An. I found the depth of shine even with wet sanding and a good compounding with this product was not to the same standard as their Bodyshop range. For the sake of an extra couple of quid - time and effort saved is a no brainier for me - upgrade to the 'Bodyshop' range if you have struggled with this.Date published: 2017-03-26Rated 2 out of 5 by Cranky16 from Poor and Variable quality. I have a decent amount of experience in paint finishing and have been repainting the roof and bonnet of an old Astra Estate. The quality of this lacquer is VERY variable and I think that this accounts for the varying results I and others have had and which are expressed in these reviews The problem lies in the poor quality control of the nozzle dimensions. The first two cans I had were excellent and gave an instant finish. However the second batch of cans had a VERY narrow active 'wet' spray cone of only around 30-40mm diameter and the outer ring was more 'dusty'. This is going to put me to a LOT of extra work which is REALLY irritating. I would suggest purchasing a 'proper' car aerosol from a dedicated car paint retailer even though more expensive. They have a better 'fan' spray nozzle and their base paints are also slightly more viscous and less runny, with better 'build'. Steer clear of Halfords aerosols as, in my experience, it's like Russian Roulette! Inconsistent results!Date published: 2016-10-21Rated 1 out of 5 by Teekyboo from Not good. This product isn't suitable for anyone who is a novice. There are so many factors that come into play that the instructions do not help with or prepares you for. I had to re do my entire panel because of this poor product! this product left a terrible result. I had a patchy result. Some bits where ok, some where too much lacquer some not enough and was Matt . I had to wet sand the entire panel of laquer and colour spray because of this spray!! I personally think it's impossible to get a perfect Finnish with it. Tried twice! If you have a robotic arm that can press the spray and stay at the exact length at all times as you spray then this is perfect! Also if there's even a tiniest bit of wind don't use. As it will undo all your hard work. So if like me you don't have a garage don't buy!!! Literally any factor you can think of like the sun being allittle to hot will effect the result. Hated this product!!!!Date published: 2016-08-08Rated 4 out of 5 by Johnimint from Bumper respray. High quality finsh achieved. When using remember you are going for a wet look finish. If you hold the can to far it will be matted/dry look... This is ok for first coat, but move in closer for more coats with brisk sweeps to get the desired laquered finsh. I applied 4 coats, I was going to stop at 3 because it looked so good, but I did a last 4th and then got 3 droplets spits from the lid which will now need extra attention to sanded and buffed when fully dried...annoying! All in all though it looks amazing. Im well pleased with results but im also scared to wet sand and buff because I dont want to spoil it. :-) ...just to add also, I only waited 1hr 15mins between base coat and clear and it worked out perfect. It says 24hrs on the tin!Date published: 2016-06-24Rated 4 out of 5 by Estubbins from how to do it the RIGHT way Ok after reading alot of mixed reviews i said ill take a few minutes out of my day to write this and hopefully help some of you people out. Ok so after you have everything done.. sanded primed painted etc. And your about to apply this want you want to do is hold this 8-10 inches away from the item your spraying and start off with 4-5 light coats then apply few more heavier coats depending on what your spraying like plastic or metal etc. Just be careful not to over do it as you might get runs.!! Also wipe it down after each coat as this product leaves alot of dust and if you spray over the dust you might end up with a milky look. I was spraying a car bonnet so it was a big area so after applying this i ended up with alot of orange peele and it was a bit patchy looking so when i put it on the car again you could tell that it was resprayed but to get the best results and what alot of people are not doing i presume over looking at some reviews you then want to sand it down with wet 2000 grit sand paper applying light to medium pressure after this step it will look dull again and almost like it wasnt even lacqured to begin with. You then want to apply rubbing compound and buff by hand or machine and you will see a big diffrence then you want to polish it to get the ultimate shine and after that you want to apply wax to protect it.. by now you should have the best result and if you used colour match paint like i did you shouldnt even notice that it was resprayed. Its alot of work but if you want the best results follow these steps and you should have the same results as i did :)Date published: 2016-06-18Rated 3 out of 5 by Carguy2015 from OK for certain things I have used this lacquer 2-3 times now. I want to be 100% fair and state I am not a professional sprayer or bodyshop worker etc. I find this lacquer to be pretty good for small pieces of trim that can be removed and sprayed on a even flat surface. I have also tried it on larger parts of my car and this is where I find it to be less effective. I tried to respray over a repair on the side of my car and it wa almost impossible to achieve a even smooth finish without the lacquer running. I may just be the way I was dfoing it but I tried numerous times and each time it seemed to want to run. Maybe this is just the way spray cans of lacquer are but I would only recommend using it on the main body of your car if you are very confident. Pretty good of removable parts though like I .Date published: 2016-05-30Rated 1 out of 5 by hook1742 from can malfunctioned All was going well to start with, then the spray valve started to leak where it meets the can. This resulted in the lacquer pooling up on top of the can and dribbling everywhere, utterly ruining a paint job which I had spent a lot of time and effort on and was going well up until this final lacquering stage disaster. I'm sure the lacquer itself is fine, but the spray can is rubbish. Stay away.Date published: 2015-10-25
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