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Gloss clear coat for flat spray paint?

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I recently spray painted an item with a Rustoleum oil-based enamel flat spray paint. It is the color I wanted, but the sheen (flat) is not. The color is not available in a gloss finish. I tried spray painting it with the Rustoleum clear gloss enamel, but after two sprays, it still seems dull.

Is there a clear high gloss enamel paint I can try? Or, can I try a water-based poly (so that it does not yellow)?

At this point, I need something I can brush on as the item is now in a location that I cannot move to spray. Thanks for your help!
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The color isn't black or white. It is antique nickel.
I don't want black. I used an antique nickel spray paint. I am looking for a glossy clear coat that I can paint over it to make it shinier. Thanks!
I just read online that perhaps I could use a clear, glossy varnish. Polyacrylic varnish was said to be ok for oil paints. Would this be a possibility? The website also mentioned using wallpaper varnish. Never heard of that, but it is a thinner water-soluble product.
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