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Old 12-01-2011, 06:27 AM
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hi, heres a question for anyone....spraying gold met on a car and wanting to add a little blood orange to the first couple of coats of clear then 4 more coats of clear. is this going to cause any problems with the gold as im trying to get it to have a touch of orange in certain light

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It's hard to say when experimenting like that. I'd do a test card
first to get the orange amount correct and see how it will look.

That'll give a candy effect, and might look good. Just don't add
any color to the last coats of clear.
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hi and thanks for the reply. did it on the weekend and looks pretty good. sprayed 4 coats of gold pearl metallic, then a drop coat to make the met stand up. sprayed 2 light coats of clear to seal the met in then 3 coats of clear with 20mls of blood orange per 2 litres of mixed paint. after that i did another drop coat of the metallic to get the metallic up again after the orange as its a solid colour then 2 light coats of clear again followed by 6 coats of clear. phew big job but just as big on the results. If anyone knows how long b4 a cut back please let me know. I know no wax for at least a month to let the paint cure
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That's alot of material! I would wet sand with 1200 grit and let sit "open" for a week and then go finer in grit and polish- hopefully the cure is ok ie. You sprayed it with the correct catylist for temp,it's not sitting in frigid temps to dry,etc. After a week of sitting open, do a test spot some where on the car.1500,then 2000 and compound with a medium cut compound.If you run into problems you can pm me or get me at www.gobright.net
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hi and thanks for he response. Thats funny because and i dont know why but i did start cutting back with 1000 grit last night in the thought it would dry out a bit quicker. Im guessing its ok to cut it just no polish for a couple of weeks?? yes it is alot of material but quite a few coats (drop coat, orange and a couple of clears are very thin). It did achieve the result i wanted. If you look square on at the car its gold but as the light hits other parts of the car it turns blood orange. would post some pics but new here and well......dont know how Anyway good and helpful site guys, keep it up.
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Sorry if this is improper protocal (is this considered hijacking a thread?). School me. What is a drop coat?
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A drop coat is used if the metallic looks a little blotchy. All you do is lower the gun pressure then pull the gun a good distance back from your normal 4 to 6 inch range and fog the base in that way. It will go on a lot dryer, curing your blotches or tiger striping.
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Sounds very cool! I would love to see some pics when you get a chance to do so, here's a tutorial: How to Post Pictures
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Thats right. My colour was very even. I used the drop coat after the colour coats to make the metallic stand on its end to catch the light better. To seal the metallic standing up, 2 very light coats of clear so it doesn't cause the metallic to fall over. Very technical but then not really. To do the drop coat i turned the pressure up high, the paint down low and the fan as wide as it could go then sprayed from a metre away from all directions. Big big difference to not doing the drop coat.
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