Life will be boring without drama, right?
I changed my heart in the last moment and decided to use polyurethane clear instead of 2K, thinking its amber tone will complement excellently the copper. I tried first on the rims and it worked a threat! I moved to the engine cover and spoiler and here the things took a completely different turn. The clear coat started making bubbles and set unevenly. I recognized immediately the symptom: too little thinner. I tried to save it in the last moment, applying a heavily thinned coat, but It started running... Too bad for me: in the areas where the clear went good, the shine was just amazing! I threw the parts in my ultrasound cleaner for stripping, using enamel thinner as cleaning agent. The spoiler went clean right away but the engine cover didn't clean properly not even after the third 360 seconds cycle and the thinner began to etch the plastic surface:
I start restoring the parts and everything works fine (I guess)
The body had to suffer less of an ordeal in my hands: just some light sanding to eliminate the orange peel or grit deposits. Only now I can claim the body is silky smooth:
Once dry, the body will receive a patching paint job and a 2K clear coat, as per initial plan.
Great save on the clear coating issues. How are you going to remove the rest of the paint on the spoiler? The shell really does look smooth and consistent. I concur that going with 2K clearcoat is the right choice as you're an expert with it. One day I'll get there for sure.