I am working with a friend to try and restore an Earthshaker machine of his and had a question about using automotive paint for the cabinet. Do you need to use a clear coat after using a paint like this: Sherwin-Williams ATX Basecoat 135 Intermix. This paint gets mixed with a reducer before going into the paint gun. We are going to try to blend the new paint into the existing paint as what needs repainting is the rear of the cabinet, the part where the backbox sits, and just a little bit below the backbox where the hinges may have rubbed after one got bent.
Also, if it does need a clear coat afterwards, it doesn't seems like the Earthshaker machine is all that shiny, is there a specific kind of clear coat needed to get a not so shiny finish on the cabinet?