OK I'm looking at a can of clear lacquer and it tells me to rub my lovely glossy black finish down before applying it !?! Now I might be new at this and I might not know much about car paints but wouldnt that make the finish duller? I'm not at all keen on doing so given that I've just used the last of my paint up....... So any experts out there......HELP!! What do you recon? I presume the purpose of this is to produce a key for the lacquer to stick to but surely if the coat is very clean anyway then it might not be neccessary......? Just looking for some advice or experience really as I dont want it to look crappy........ BTW Spike did you sand down before applying the lacquer in your article? Also in your opinion is it really worth £5 to get some rubbing schtuff..........?.......Got any left ?