Can anyone tell me why the handles I've just painted are a bit flat in colour ?
I've got Sapphire Black (20R) freshly made from local paint suppliers.
I took standard plastic Astra handles, sanded with 120, 320 then 1200.
Cleaned with white spririt then left to dry naturally.
3 - 4 coats of plastic primer, 15 mins between each coat, left for about 4 hours.
3 coats of colour, 15 mins between coats then straight after with 3 coats of lacquer (advised to do this by the paint shop bloke, something to do with it being a wet process ?).
Left to dry for at least 24 hours but it looks a bit flat as compared to the car colour. I have polished it but it was going dark when I finished so I can't tell whether it made a difference.
Anyone got any thoughts ?