How many layers of clear coat should I put on my car?

I’m touching up the paint on my car to cover up some of its nicks and dings. At the moment, my final coat of paint is drying but I don’t know how many coats of the finishing clear coat I should do. How many clear coats should I use to finish my car’s paint job?

Annette Maxon · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Awesome work on fixing those nicks and dings!
When it comes to applying the final clear coat, after having finished with the paint job, three to four clear coats are generally recommended.
Make sure to let the layers dry for at least 20 minutes before applying the next clear coat, and let the final layer dry overnight
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