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  • Clear Protective Coating for Plain Hardware

    I was using some Krylon semi-gloss clear as a protectant for plain bolts, and it was perfect, not too shiny and not too flat.

    I went to Menards to buy some more, but now I see matte, semi-gloss, and satin. All 3 sound like the same thing to me. Is there a difference?

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    With gloss as the shiniest, semi gloss is next (think nickle plating that needs to be polished), then satin (think butler nickle), then last is matte or flat.

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