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Old 05-22-2010, 10:31 AM
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Chrome base or silver base for Candies

Ok guys, I was wondering what would be the best bease coat for a Candy paint Job? a chrome paint base or a silver metalic base? on the best chrome paint you can see your reflection so I guess that could be the way to go, but I wonder what you guys think..

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Base coat for Kandy can be a number of different colors or effects..all depends on what you are looking for in the finished product...

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Numerous base coats can be used under Candies, like gold, silver, black or just about any color. As stated above, it all about what effect your after.

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The only thing, this "chrome" base IS NOT easy to do , AND it is EXPENSIVE. It DOES NOT shoot on like regular base coat. And it is recommended over a NON sanded FLAWLESS black with clearcoat! You wipe the surface down with denatured alcohol and hope for the best. You have to turn your fluid knob all the way in and back it out something less than 1/4 turn. The guys I know that were to Alsa's traing center (If Alsa is the one you are talking about) said you couldn't see it come out of the gun. You then would have to clear coat this and then sand the clear then candy and reclear. I don't know personally but this is what I was told by all three of the guys that went there.
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Do a search in this forum for spray chrome product. We have had several members try it, all with less than stellar results.

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Let us know how you make out. If you come across something cool, post a pic so we can have a look.
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Do a search in this forum for spray chrome product. We have had several members try it, all with less than stellar results.

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It's this way with MOST of this companies products. I went to an Airbrush Getaway in Vegas a couple of years ago and Craig Fraser said that was the reason he will not endorse their products anymore. He said instead of fixing the problems with their products they would just come out with new gimicky products. Their candies fade out COMPLETELY in 6-9 months. Doesn't even look like you sprayed candy, it just goes back to the base color.
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Let us know how you make out. If you come across something cool, post a pic so we can have a look.
Actualy I am going to be posting pics of afew spoons I painted...I like how the Chrome base shines throu the Candy color....
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Actualy I am going to be posting pics of afew spoons I painted...I like how the Chrome base shines throu the Candy color....
looks just like anodizing. Like those cheap valve covers and air breathers in the 80s
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From what I have read on the topic of chrome paint, I decided not to use it.

You must start with a flawless black paintjob, completely finished... (That is a huge task by itself)

flawless results when applying the "chrome" are not consistant..

Regular urethanes cannot be used over it... or it turns to a grainy silver look...

...so you MUST use their clear over it! ...ONLY their clear!

How the hell would you be able to spot repair, once you get some damage from use???

A nice thought, but too many problems are going to occur. Sounds like a LOT of frustration! I'll use metallics, and be guaranteed success!
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Not trying to be smart or anything......

This chrome stuff has been really hammered hard on several sites, at different times.....verry "iffy".

Why would anyone use something like this as a basis for a custom (read 'expensive') paint job?

Even if it turns out looking good today...what's it going to look like in 6 months? Stick with the silver; it's tried and proven.
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looks just like anodizing. Like those cheap valve covers and air breathers in the 80s
I will show you how cheap it looks....
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