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Hi everyone;

I've enjoyed some of the great pictures here. I'm researching Candy Paint, which I'm planning to use over some gold leaf.

My problem is I can't seem to find black Candy. If I can't find black, a midnight blue would do, but all I've seen are too light. I've played a bit with an emerald Candy blue (not HOK, I don't recall the brand) and it's too light. I tried additional coats and less thinner to darken it, but in both cases it just doesn't work correctly.

So here I am, back looking for black :)

Can anyone point me in the right direction? HOK doesn't seem to have a dark blue. Aside from autobodysupply.net for HOK Kandys, I can't find any online.

Thanks in advance!

Brian
 

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Brian, go to your local paint shop or customs shop, they can mix you about anything you want other than black candy, to my knowledge they simply don't make it. Candy is a tinted clear coat system the closest you could get is probably a charcoal or grey if that, call HoK see what they can help you with, I'm sure they have something to tickle your fancy. What is the look your trying for? I've used both gold and silver leaf and love it, but I'm very nostalgic. What do you want the end product to look like?

HK

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Thanks for the help!

I've got a bunch of metal gizmos sitting around that are more or less plain (like beige color, etc.), I thought I could hone some painting by trying to get certain effects on them.

In this case, I thought I'd put some gold leaf with engine turn on the metal. I tried this and sprayed some blue candy on it. It gives it amazing depth and an almost psychadelic look -- it was took much. I thought then that if I could use black Candy with many layers, the engine turned gold leaf would look amazing -- if very subtle. The surface would otherwise look black...

Still playing around, if you have any ideas, please post :) Thanks again!

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there is no such thing as black candy but iv'e done the very same thing that you are doing there is a simple solution to that problem the key to the whole story is this,early candys were mixing colors balanced with clear. sometimes not so well balanced, take your black and mix it in your clear,very little black, spray several coats untill the color stabilizes,if thats dark enough then shoot it, if not try again
 

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I don't know if the color will be your preferance, but GM has a color in their 2002 line for Corvette which is called Black Cherry. It is a metalic.
 
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