Okay this might need to be upstairs but it is not boat related but rather motorcycle related.
When spaying metal flake paint it goes on not quite as smooth as regular automotive paint. The surface prep was as smooth as a baby's butt. You can make the metal flake smooth with some light sanding with 1500-2000 grit wet dry paper, but it dulls the metal flake.
Will the clear coat bring the flake back or should I spray the clear coat and then do the light sanding?