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01-03-2011 05:04 PM
cjperotti Look at this. It has a combination of metalic and pearl in it for the effect your looking for from HOK.
01-03-2011 04:13 PM
Underground Shoot the candy over a color like HOKs Galaxy Grey. It will be dark just like you want. Look at a HOK color chart. It will show you what you want.
01-01-2011 05:17 PM
mafiacustomz i want it alot darker like a burgundy thats why black base and brandywine candy i dont care if its black at night as long as its bark red in the day
01-01-2011 03:36 PM
milo I think we posted at the same time, the link above shows a HOK red over silver and one over gold, no pearl..
01-01-2011 10:11 AM
mafiacustomz im not spraying any pearl i dont like pearl i think it looks like crap
01-01-2011 10:08 AM

01-01-2011 09:53 AM
swvalcon I've never tired metallic black as a base so I don't know how that would work.Ive always used just a straight black as my base. The nice think about that is you can see any sand scratches and get rid of them before you put on your pearl coat. If there are any sand scratches or flaws under your base they wont go away with more paint and clear they just show up more so you will have to sand them out of your base and rebase.Then put down your pearl and thinner coats are better than a heavy coat. It has to be even and no stripes or it will look like crapp under the candy.and you cant sand and recoat the pearl coat.Then put down the candy color to where your happy with it.This you can sand but the more color the darker the color will be. It helps keep in mind how may coats of color and how heavy. It makes it easier to spot color if you ever have to but this dosen't spot good anyway.Then do your clear and sand and buff or what ever.If I can get my copier to work and find a picture of my old shop truck I'll post it.
01-01-2011 09:08 AM
mafiacustomz ok so let me see if i got this right

base in metallic black
unpigmented base silver metal flake
candy brandywine

is that right or do i mix the flake in the black base
01-01-2011 12:57 AM
swvalcon I still like the look off black base with a real thin coat of pearl under the candy color. If you do the pearl right you end up with a ton of different shades of your color depending on how much light the panels are getting. I had a 72 chev short box for a shop truck years ago that I did this to.Used black base and tangerine candy for color. Depending on how the light hit the different curves of the body it would go from black to different shades of rootbeer brown to bright orange all on the same panel.Had my shop name done on the side with gold milar so that would flop all kinds of different color to.
12-31-2010 02:11 PM
mafiacustomz any one ever used starfire car paint is it any good
12-31-2010 02:01 PM
mafiacustomz their is still alot of time im shaving the handles and suicide the back doors but a spray it is going to come one way or the other just going to have to see if my paint guy has some base colors i can get cheap for spray out
12-31-2010 01:24 PM
TucsonJay If it were my project, I would do the black base... mix the flake, metallic, or pearl into clear, and add 2-3 even coats... then the candy..... then topcoat.

I would still advise you to do some samples before painting the whole car. That way you can pick the best combination, and be sure you like it before you spend all of the time and money to paint the body.
12-31-2010 12:33 PM
mafiacustomz so mix the flake in the black or am i going to have to do a base undercoat flake thin candy
12-31-2010 12:10 PM
TucsonJay If you mix it in the candy you will lose some of the depth and richness. It will also be less dark when the light is low, because the flakes are closer to the surface, instead of being under the candy.

Of course if you shoot some color samples, you can compare them in low light, and bright light.
12-31-2010 11:55 AM
mafiacustomz whould i mix the flake in the base or in the candy im thinking chrome or burgundy flake
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