Originally Posted by Celery GT-5
vht nightshades red + clear lacquer
I read this entire thread before doing mine, and this seems to be the best combo, no fading. Mine have been done for about 3mo and look perfect. I get compliments often.
One trick I found to get around that hazy look of the clear, if you don't want to wet sand like me, is to put on that last coat very heavy. Put it on as heavy as you can without getting runs. I did this after 4 regular coats.