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03-19-2005 03:50 PM
boofis Hey
Ok, what do you mean when you say this -
I.E. a white base under a metallic red yeilds a brighter finished color vs a black base, or straight silver under metallic blue, etc
So if I spray a primer then spray a white base coat and then spray my final colour of light metallic blue. Is that how it goes? Also, is their anything I should know about spraying metallic, like do you have to do it a different way or anything? Have a good one!
03-19-2005 05:56 AM
theHIGHLANDER In general pearls go over an existing base color. Metallics are unto themselves, yet tone or let down are effected by the base color. I.E. a white base under a metallic red yeilds a brighter finished color vs a black base, or straight silver under metallic blue, etc. Pearls are mixed in clears whether dry or paste. PEARLS GO A LONG WAY!! Many an over zealous painter trys the some's good, more's better gig with pearls and it will kill the final look. Test panels and conservative application rule with pearls for maximum effect or "flop". Usually 2 uniform coats and maybe an extra coat on the areas that see the most light like body lines or roof corners. Then normal clear topcoats wake up the pearl and keep it protected from UVs.

For the rims, single stage black with a flattening agent added to achieve the final look would work best. Once again a test panel is required to get it right. Use as little mat'l possible on the rims to avoid cracking and chipping later on. If the rims are no big deal, and just for color, as cheesey as it sounds, Krylon semi-flat works very well. Real durable and covers quick without too much build up. Good luck with it.
03-18-2005 11:11 PM
Metallics and pearls

Hey just wondering whether you mix metallics and pearls into the base coat or clear coat :S? OR do you another coat? Thats just standard over the 'special' paint. Also, what is powder coating? Also, I want to paint my rims satin black what type of paint should I use for this? Have a good one all!

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