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Old 01-23-2007, 02:30 PM
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tinting clear coat

Trying to get a yellow that shades from yellow to a reddish yellow depending on the angle it is viewed from. Thought maybe a red tint in the clear might accomplish this. Any thoughts?

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tinting

Tinting a clear over a solid color could cause the color to look undesireable.
The best bet is tinting the actual color with a transparent red or finding a yellow that you like. Porsche yellow kindof has that effect, but not very significant.
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I suggest, you go at it from the other direction. Start with a redder-yellow and tint over it with transparent bright yellow. I'd have to do some test panels, but, I'd say that your yellow would hide the red on it's side-tone, and you'd have an orange face. Select the correct toners, carefully, so as not to dirty the color. Red tends to change a color alot faster, and may dirty towards brown over the wrong yellow. You'd get orange face with a redder side-tone.

As for tinting clear, i suggest using an appropriate clear base-coat binder, they have clear bases for this reason. Tinting clear can alter its durability.

Let us know. what you figure out.
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yea but...

The problem is........

I have no Idea what paint manufacturer he's using.

That would help seeing as some paint lines have flop adjusters to get the effect your wanting.

Why don't you try posting what line of paint your thinking of using first...
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Which line would you like to ask about?

He asked for thoughts so I was just thinking of ways to accomplish the effect he is asking for. It is all just color! It doesn't matter what it says on the can. if you stack pigment properly you can get alot of sweet effects. What I'm saying is if you base a car with a reddish-yellow, then candy over that with the right yellow tone you could probably achieve the effect that is desired.

BTW. They don't call me "Color me Crazy" for nothing!
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Yep colorcrazy yer right!!!

....but, there are a few paint lines out their that promote their flop controller, and their tone controller.

which in turn could help his small but challenging problem.

With this sucky autocolor, I can make a yellow have a red flop by just adding flop controller if it has at least 15% red in it.

Other paint lines have different ways of doing this.


(edit) I am also a color tinter, but I found that different manufacturers use similar but different things to make their colors do different things...
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get a really nice yellow you like , then get a red pearl mid coat this will give you the effect your looking for. almost like the white diamond effect, except put down a bright yellow, then get your paint supplier to mix you some red pearl in some base coat binder , spray it just as you would a pearl, then clear. ive done this with yellow, but have used a blue pearl and also a green pearl. youll love it, mike.
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Putting red pearl over yellow will show on all sides and probably will mud the yellow. As for "flop control" that has everything to do with the density of your base to cause different effects with floating metallics and other effect colors. Doesn't effect solid colors much at all.

"sucky autocolor"? who said anything about what kind of paint he's using?
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whoa boys

There have been no decisions made about anything yet, including doing it.
I always liked the look of a yellow coupe and varying shades of those i've seen. Just trying to find a way of kinda chameleoning the color to keep it from getting boring. Saw a House of Color one that had some of this effect and it appeared to be in the clear coat. Kinda like the 400 pound guy who promised the lord he would lose weight. Asked the bakery how much the donuts were. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled and the guy say "Hey, I was just asking" Anyway. thanks for your input. This is just the kind of information I was looking for.

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With this sucky autocolor,


Not being a smart patoo but you are right. Porsche yellow sucks.
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On more time

Now either I'm going to have to move that reply button Or quit trying to reply while sleeping.
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