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Paint & clear coat appearance?

Question asked by Marshal Fitch on Sep 2, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 8, 2011 by Marshal Fitch

Is there a simple way to add a layer of clear coat over a painted appearance part?  So for example, the paint would be more of a matte finish and have no reflectivity, but then the clear coat on top of it would have reflectivity, and wouldn't affect the general color of the paint?  Simply adding reflection amount to an appearance seems to have more of an effect of lightening the actual color than just adding reflections.

 

The reason I'm asking is that I've been going through our paint samples and trying to match custom appearances to them again, after getting some fabric samples we make products from to look decent on my screen (which is calibrated).  I've noticed that in many cases the RGB values that I need to enter in SW don't even come close to matching the RGB values of the same color in something like photoshop

 

And maybe I'm going about this color matching problem all wrong.

 

Any advice is appreciated.

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