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Can someone tell me if my car is clear coated or regular pai

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I see that zainobros offers polish for
both clear coated and regular paint. I have no clue what the difference is.

Thanks in advance for the help!!!
Hurry so I can order the products asap!

By the way, I have a black IS.


[ May 25, 2001: Message edited by: arc300 ]
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My somewhat confused perception is that due to environmental restrictions all new car paint is a basecoat/clearcoat or basecoat/tintcoat/clearcoat. Clearcoats have been used for quite some time on colors - black and white have been the holdouts. The real answer is going to have to come from the dealer/Lexus but I suspect that you are going to find that it is a clearcoat.

If you you feel the need to get the answer yourself, try some polishing compound on a clean white rag on an inconspicuous area of the car. After a few passes, the rag will have picked up at least some of whatever the top coat is - black=paint / clean=clear.

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