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Protective finish on new paint.

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I'm planning on painting my bike over the winter. I had asked around town about protective finishes and I was referred to one place up the road from me. I went there and explained that I need a finish that I can apply to protect the paint from any gasoline that might spill on it. The guy tells me that, because I am doin a rattle-can paintjob, there is no way to protect it, and, since it is a rattlecan job, it will look like s*** anyways and I was stupid for even thinking about it. He then tries to convince me to buy a $500 airgun/compressor setup he has in his garage... It was at that point I gave him the one finger salute and walked out the door.

Anyways... I need a protective finish for the paintjob I am doin. Does anyone know of a product that they would recommend that would give good protection against gasoline? I know a rattle can can do an excellent job if done right. (seen a few outstanding finishes done that way. I'm sure even some here have done it too)
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the best protection is not to spill gas on it. Honestly i have seen guys spend a ton of money on clear additives to protect them from that but they just dont work. Thwe factory paintjobs are baked on. When they are baked they are cured out completely. Fresh paint with a rattle can or even sprayed on by a pro will not cure for a long time.
Sorry to sound like the grimm reaper. Just be careful puttin gas in it for about 6 mos. then be even more careful.
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