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Old 27 Mar 2010, 02:00 pm
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Default Looks like the best metallic shows up

over top a black base coat.

Is that accurate?
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Old 27 Mar 2010, 03:31 pm
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Hey their Joe,

Generally as a whole, you want to use a base color that is going to more fit your overall project. So like in my PT, since I was going with a brighter more vibrant color I opted to use a silver metallic base under a candy tangerine pearl color coat which gave the paint a nice pop to it.

In your case however based on our previous conversation, with wanting to go with a dark emerald green with flake in it, a darker base would generally be the better route for your Project.

For me, I would either look at a black, or semi dark green base with your full on silver metal flake, silver micro flake, or related addition to your base, and then shoot a Candy Green of your choice in color over the top. I would probably go with a medium to lighter shade of green so you will get a better visual of the flake over the dark base, but that is just based on my experience and personal preference. Like I always say, I highly recommend always doing test panels when mixing colors, especially when doing custom stuff like this, and try a few different variations before it goes on your ride. It may cost a couple of bucks now, but once it goes on your ride their is not going back without going into wasting more time and money which never has a happy ending.

Anyways, that should give you a cool look to it, and once the sun hits it, it should really catch peoples eye without a doubt.

As always, you know if you have any more questions I am always around somewhere, and more than happy to try to answer anything I can. Go easy, and I will catch ya later.

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Old 27 Mar 2010, 05:32 pm
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Default Re: Looks like the best metallic shows up



I couldn't find a better example of how I'd like the finished product to look
except in dark moss flake.
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Hey Joe,


Its really kinda hard to tell from the angle, and the lighting in that pic, but that looks from the vertical, and horizontal line pattern on the hood to be more of a diamond plate tread pattern done in silver under a Candy Blue rather than a Flake.
How about something along the lines of this? This is kinda sorta an example of what black with a medium flake might look with a medium emerald green Candy shot over it.Let me know if lighter, or darker, or so on. The light part would be a representation of direct light hitting it which would bring out the color over the flake.



Let me know if its close or I can adjust it accordingly to tweak it a bit so we can dial it in.

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Old 27 Mar 2010, 06:44 pm
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Default Re: Looks like the best metallic shows up

The color seems spot on. Maybe a hint darker.

Could we shoot for a course, large flake look, high gloss?

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Old 27 Mar 2010, 08:41 pm
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FOUND IT!

I know this is nail polish but this is exactly what I want!






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Hey Joe,

Okie Dokie. I darkened the color a bit more and tried to make the flake look bigger..



Here is what I would do for color combination based on House of Kolor Paints.

1. Base Coat: our Coats of House of Kolor Shimrin Metajules HOK-MBC01CF Q01 with Pale Gold Course Flake pre mixed in. I know it says this color has been discontinued, but their should be a close replacement offered in its place.

Link to the color below.

HOC-MBC01CF Q01 HOUSE OF KOLOR Shimrin Metajuls Basecoats "Pale Gold (COURSE FLAKE)" Quart


2. Color Coat: Four Coats of House of Color HOC-KBC09 Q01 Shimrin Kandy "Organic Green" with Pearl premixed in. The color can be altered to get the correct shade by the Painter.

Link to the color below.

HOC-KBC09 Q01 HOUSE OF KOLOR "ORGANIC GREEN" SHIMRINŽ KANDY BASE COAT QUART

Followed by a whole lot of coats of a good hard Clear to build up a good deep, rich, high gloss finish.

Here are both the base and color examples.



Make sure you get him to do a test panel also called a spray out to ensure the color choice is right before it goes on your ride.

I like working with House of Kolor Paints as they are a high quality well known Paint Supplier, and make some cool paints, but you can choose whatever Paint you would like to use.

That might be a good place to start at least and go from their.

As for buying paint and materials, I would either go direct to House of Kolor at the following Link:

KOLORHOUSE.COM ONLINE AUTOMOTIVE CUSTOM PAINTING, HOUSE OF KOLOR, CUSTOM PAINTING, RESTORATION, AIRBRUSH ART.

Or you can try one of my favorite one stop Paint Shops Coast Airbrush.

Airbrush Products and Accessories-Coast Airbrush:Paint / Flakes

As always, if you have anymore question, you know the drill. Go easy, and I will catch ya later.

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And with that, EVERYTHING is in place sir!

Grill, Lowering kit, struts, paint!

You will be getting pics directly!

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Hey Joe,

Excellent, and not a problem Sir. This is what I love to do, and can't wait to see how it all comes together.

As long as they do a full dis-assembly so they can shoot everything, get the flake to lay right, and get enough clear to get everything all smooth and shiny without going over on the tolerances or mess up the lines then you should be in good shape. Man, I really wish I could be the lucky guy breaking in my new Gun on her, but I will just have to sit this one out on the sidelines, and catch the next one. Its all good.

Actually Flake is pretty rare these days outside of electric guitars, those giant gumball machines, and traditional lowriders, and in fact I have only seen one PT fully flaked, and that was that one Ray from PTeazer did Chester Bennington, Lead Singer of Linkin Park. So I am pretty excited about seeing how your Guy rocks this one out.

Anyways, again pleasure was all mine, and happy I could contribute to your Ride. You go easy, have fun with it, and I will be here when she rolls out of the booth.

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