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Duplicolor Clear Top Coat

Part No. BCL0125 Warranty Details  

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Dupli-Color® Perfect Match™ Premium Automotive paint is an easy-to-use, high-quality, fast-drying, acrylic lacquer aerosol paint specially formulated to exactly match the color of the original factory applied coating. Ideal for use on all OEM paint surfaces, Perfect Match is available in a complete line of exact-match colors for current and late model import and domestic vehicles, making this product ideal for both small scale vehicle touch-up and for painting vehicle accessories.

Product Features:
  • Features EZ Touch 360°™ Nozzle
  • Premium Automotive Paint
  • Clear Coat Recommended For Use With All Colors
  • Ensures Maximum Coverage
  • Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
  • Ideal For Large Touch-Ups And Vehicle Accessories
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Applicator Type:Spray
Clear Top Coat Recommended:No
Color:Clear Top Coat
Compatible Surfaces:Metal
Container/Package Size:8 oz
Container/Package Type:Aerosol Can
Contains Rust Inhibitors:No
Drying Time To Touch:Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
Drying Time-Cured/Complete:Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
Formulation:Lacquer
Interior/Exterior:Exterior
Primary Use:Automotive Touch-Up
Sheen Level:Gloss
Sound Deadening:No
Splatter Finish:No
Spray Nozzle Type:Fan/Oval Spray Pattern
Textured Finish:No

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DuplicolorClear Top Coat
 
2.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

41%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (4), Mechanic (4), Truck enthusiast (3)

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Great stuff

Works great!

Works great!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dries too quick

Dries so fast it leaves overspray laps. Poor coverage, I used 5 spray cans for one small trunk lid and spoiler, and the clear coat still looks blotchy. The coating often sputtered when...Read complete review

Dries so fast it leaves overspray laps. Poor coverage, I used 5 spray cans for one small trunk lid and spoiler, and the clear coat still looks blotchy. The coating often sputtered when the cans got half empty and there always seems to be a little clear coat left in the can after the propellant has been used up.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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1.0

Waste of time and money

By 

from Southeastern Georgia, USA

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

Used this with strict adherence to instructions, yet coverage was never uniform regardless of effort. The gloss aspect was never near the original and being that it was on an entire fender, the difference was notable against the door and hood. Despite repeated wet sanding, waxing, and polishing, the shine just was not there. Decided to live with it until I could get it repainted professionally. Several weeks later, the clear coat became a mass of spider web cracks that reached down to the color base coat. Took it to a body shop, and now everything is perfect. It cost less to have it done there, than what I spent in trying to do it myself. Save your money, save your time and forget using this inferior product.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Sprays on too heavy - drips right away

By 

from Chicago

About Me Casual Driver

Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

I used this as a top coat to repair a 12" x 12" damaged section of my quarter panel. The can really sprays much too heavy for a section of this size. You get significant overspray and really drips easily. A finer spray and smaller spray patter would make this much easier to use. I ended up using an airbrush with mixed results.

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5.0

Good substitute

By 

from Edison, NJ

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage

      Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

      I have used it twice, both times produced good finish. Second time I painted a whole bumper. Took 3-4 cans for 3-4 coats just clear. May use a fan to get less overspray next time. NEEDS to be wet sanded with 2000 and then 3000 and then polished and buffed to bring a nice shine. I hope it lasts, I used it on a front bumper.

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      1.0

      OOOPS!!! Bad Idea!!

      By 

      from Woodstock, GA

      About Me Shade Tree Guy

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Splotched
      • Uneven Spray

      Best Uses

        Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

        Started with some high quality acrylic laquer clear coat but ran out - thought I could finish with this product but now I'm up against waiting a day or two - ordering more of the good stuff - wet sanding out the globs and hoping to fix what just got messed up.

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        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not very tough

        By 

        from Amarillo, TX

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Level 1

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Home Garage

        Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

        Used this product to clear coat a repainted motorcycle gas tank. Everything was great there color coats looked good, put on about 5 or 6 coats of clear. A month later when getting gas a few drops and I do mean just a small amount of fuel spilled on the tank. The clear coat was destroyed immediately. The base coat didn't seem to be affected. I just started over and repainted it with "real" paint, instead of the duplicolor stuff. The stuff is OK for touch up on a door, but not where fuel may contact it.

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointing results

        By 

        from Florida

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Detailer, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage

          Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

          I painted and clear coated the roof and hood of my regular cab pickup due to deterioration of the original clear coat. I wasn't expecting a fatory finish but I had hoped to keep the truck looking decent. The finish looks terrible, like it was painted with cheap rattle cans. The product dried before it could flow together to cover the surface, leaving a generally rough sandy surface. The spray can just doesn't seem to produce enough flow volume to get a glossy finish. I even sanded and redid it and the results were no better. The job was a complete waste of time and money. This product might work OK for small parts but I would not recommend it for a complete body panel.

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          (7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for DIY

          By 

          from Fort Wayne, IN

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Maintain Finish

          Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

          If you want to maintain your paint finish or enhance the appearance of your vehicle, then you can't go wrong with Dupli-Color.

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          (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Clear Top Coat by Duplicolor

          By 

          from rochester nh

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Garage

            Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

            this stuff is ok but it will run very easly good for a quick fix but it will need to be buffed out as it is not as shiney as the car

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            (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Junk Don't waste your time and money

            By 

            from St. Petersburg, Fl

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Car Finisher

            Pros

              Cons

              • Finish Is Matte And Dull

              Best Uses

              • Automotive Repair Shop

              Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

              Finish was not glossy as advertised. Nothing would bring a shine. Not buffing with rubbing compound or glaze.
              Contacted Duplicolor and they blamed me for applying incorrectly. Took them 3 days to tell me that. If I am to be blamed it for stupidity to think this cheap jund would work!!

              DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!!!!

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              (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Terrible product

              By 

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Casual Driver

              Comments about Duplicolor Clear Top Coat:

              After water sanding to 2000 grit and thorough cleaning, applied 4 coats. Gloss does not match factory clear coat. Moreover, the finish dissolves with alcohol, which the factory clear coat resists. This is not by far a good product.

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              • Q:

                will your clear top coat hide the sanding sctatches from 1000 and 1500 grit wet/dry paper?
                Asked on 10/8/2015 by larry from ft myers FL

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Larry,I'm glad to assist you. It is recommended to use 400 and 600 grit wet type sandpaper with this Duplicolor Clear Top Coat (Part No. BCL0125). It is unable to hide deep scratches.

                  Answered on 10/9/2015 by Solomon
              • Q:

                Will this work on enamel and acylic paint,
                trying to seal a couple of painted car tags
                Asked on 11/29/2014 by rvharry from alabama

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  Hi Rvharry, glad to assist you! For the application tips of this product, please visit this link. URL - http://www.duplicolor.com/pdfs/tips.pdf

                  Answered on 12/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
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                  A:

                  Hi Rvharry, glad to assist you! This Clear Top Coat is lacquer-based and shouldn't be used over Enamels.

                  Answered on 12/2/2014 by Solomon
              • Q:

                I painted my truck's hood with the "factory" Duplicolor color and then went over it with the Clear Top Coat. Portions are shiny but other areas are rough looking, with the characteristic appearance of a spray can paint job. What can be done about this? Some sort of sanding or buffing to get a more uniform finish?
                Asked on 10/29/2014 by Dan from Tampa, FL

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  It's sounds like a neat project, Dan! It may be that you've experienced something called dry spray, which occurs when you hold the tip too far from the surface being coated and the droplets begin to dry before they hit the surface. Dry spray is more likely to occur when the temperature is high, humidity is low, or when using a water-based coating.

                  A sandy or rough surface is a good indication of dry spray. Many times a light sanding will smooth the rough surface and remove any poorly adhered droplets to prep the it for another coat. When applying the additional coat, be sure to hold the nozzle close enough to the surface so the paint floods the surface. This doesn't mean you want to apply the paint heavily (which may run or drip), but so that the individual droplets will meld together so the surface is being completely wetted with the paint.

                  Answered on 10/30/2014 by Solomon
              • Q:

                I have about an 8 inch in diameter spot on my truck where the clear coat has chipped away and it's just the primer showing, I really don't want to get a new paint job, but I want to get it fixed. Will this product fix my problem?
                Asked on 5/8/2014 by derek from Wilmington, OH

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hello Derek, Good question. Ultimately, yes this will work for what you need. If there is any rust, you can sand off and use Part Number: BPR0031. Repaint and cover with clear coat. Hope this helps!

                  Answered on 5/11/2014 by Wil from AAP
              • Q:

                I am painting ful-base BC P4649 IF F Std #567859 Is your clear coat that is acylic lacquer save to put on top of the paint
                Asked on 4/2/2014 by rog from brick nj

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Rog, good question! Yes, the clear top coat is ideal for use on all OEM paint surfaces. Please make sure that this acrylic lacquer matches your original base paint for perfect results.

                  Answered on 4/7/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                When i spray the color on it is spitting little spots of color its not spraying even.
                Asked on 12/3/2013 by Danny from Rock Hill S.C

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Danny! Sometimes it happens that the nozzle gets struck and the can starts to spit. You can invert the can and try spraying until no paint comes out of the nozzle. Also keep the nozzle as clean as possible.

                  Answered on 12/9/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                I used used five applications on the hood of a 2001 white Toyota Corolla. The surface was extremely well prepped, clean, and dry. It looks like it was "powder-coated" and feels that way also! What should I do to get that nice glossy shine like the rest of the car? Sanding? Polishing compound? Both? Thank you for your help.
                Asked on 5/15/2013 by Phil from Ashburn, VA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Duplicolor Clear Top Coat - Part No. BCL0125 is an exact fit for your 2001 Toyota Corolla and it can be wet sanded and buffed to a smooth glossy finish. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 5/15/2013 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                is this clear coat resistant to gas or will it dissolve after drying for a couple weeks. i just painted the gas tank on my bike and am a little concerned i wasted my time with this clear coat to protect the paint job.
                Asked on 2/9/2013 by bruce

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Duplicolor Clear Top Coat - part# BCL0125 is for exterior applications. This clear top coat should work fine on just the exterior side of your gas tank. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 2/9/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                How do I prepare the surface where old clear coat has been peeling off?
                Asked on 12/19/2012 by Carl from South Texas

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  With respect to your inquiry on the Duplicolor Clear Top Coat - Part No. BCL0125 we have forwarded the details of clear coating dent, scratch, flaking paint and rusted areas to your email address. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 12/20/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                I NEED A GOOD CLEAR COAT TO SPRAY MY FISHING ROD, DO YOU RECOMMEND THIS?
                THANKS, WAYNE
                Asked on 12/1/2012 by mike from hattiesburg, ms. 39402

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Duplicolor Clear Top Coat (Part No. BCL0125) is an easy-to-use, high-quality, fast-drying, acrylic lacquer aerosol paint specially formulated to exactly match the color of the original factory applied coating. Ideal for use on all original equipment manufacturer paint surfaces. Product Features: Features EZ Touch 360°™ Nozzle, Premium Automotive Paint, Clear Coat Recommended For Use With All Colors, Ensures Maximum Coverage, Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour, Ideal For Large Touch-Ups And Vehicle Accessories. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 12/3/2012 by Steve from AAP
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