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How do I spray Pearlescent Orange?

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How do I spray Pearlescent Orange?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 8, 2004 6:25 AM
I am hoping to do a nice perlescent orange job on a 1/24th. I will be putting it through the new airbrush i bought yesterday!! I am guessin that i will lay down a really strong silver base coat, then waft over that with some thinned down coats of orange? Ok, tin hat on, tell me where i went wrong...................
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 1:52 PM
Nobody knows?Anyone? Just a hint even! I dont wanna find out the hard way!
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Posted by karbuildr on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 3:34 PM
You didn't give much info. What type of orange? Who makes it? Lacquer, enamel? Did you prime or not? What kind of car body, etc. More info. is always helpful.
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Posted by nitrojunkie on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 4:57 PM
What you are describing is not pearl.You are describing a kandy finish.If you just take an orange paint and over reduce it you are asking for problems.First problem will be pigment fallout there is not enough binder to keep the pigment rich and vibrant.a close second will be the possibility of the thinner or reducer biting the plastic if not worse.Pearls are bought in a paste or powder form and are added to the color for the desired effect if not available from the shelf.Kandies are transparent and are sprayed over a base of youre choice.An orange pearl would be best sprayed over a white base in order to keep it vibrant.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 12, 2004 10:13 AM
Sorry, I didnt make it clear enough! I'm looking for a finish that looks orange on the top and silver underneath in the light. I dont have any paint for it at the moment, so i just need to know what i need!
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Posted by dag65 on Thursday, February 12, 2004 12:02 PM
Testors Boyds Orange Pearl over a silver base works great. Even though its technically not a Kandy it works best with a nice silver or gold base.
These paints are very thin so be patient and build up the depth slowly letting each coat tack up properly before adding another.
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Posted by nitrojunkie on Thursday, February 12, 2004 5:43 PM
What type of paint are you most familiar with?What are you spraying it with?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 14, 2004 8:14 AM
I use Mostly Acrylics through my airbrush, but do favour the Tamiya laquer rattle cans.
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Posted by vinnietbird on Saturday, February 14, 2004 12:40 PM
I know this sounds extreme,but I wanted an orange like that on a Charger once before,and I sent out all of the body parts to be chromed,then sprayed the paint over the chrome,and POW!!!!That's beautiful!!!!!Super shiny and reflective.
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Posted by nitrojunkie on Saturday, February 14, 2004 5:58 PM
The Tamiya acrylic line has a transparent orange that you could spray over their silver.In the last post vinnietbird said he sent a car out to get chromed.You can now buy a chrome paint from some of the advertisers in Airbrush action,it looks relly nice and is laquer based.
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Posted by Drackopolis on Saturday, February 14, 2004 7:19 PM
I got the Boyd's True Blue Pearl for my 67 Charger and Ram VTS....I was not aware of the base coat silver deal for some reason and am super happy i saw this thread...So it does go on like a Kandy job? and would a white base coat make it look deeper?

Thanks Guys!

Hey vinnie, i'm curious about shooting over chrome. How long ago did you do that finish, and is it chipping off at all?
I have a chrome DeLorean that i want to paint and was thinking i'd have to strip it first.

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Posted by vinnietbird on Sunday, February 15, 2004 1:15 PM
I painted the car about 4 years ago.I haven't had any problems with it.I keep it in a display box that I got at Hobby-Lobbyfor $5,and the only time I get it out is for a show.I didn't sand the chrome.I just layed the paint down in really light coats,and let it dry for a week.Then just built the car as any other.
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Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, February 15, 2004 1:36 PM
And how 'bout some pic's...?
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