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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #1
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I have painted two previous jeeps i have owned, both with single stage chroma-one gloss



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both looked good....however the wife wants candy apple red METALLIC on my new fiberglass bodied cj7



I have been told that it is hard to paint metallic...in order for the metallic to be even...is that true? any pointers?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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Move slower than usual. Turn the pressure a little higher than u would and spray from further away. Tack inbetween coats. On ur lst coat thin the paint down and spray from even further way so the metallic lays on top nicely
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I suggest you contact

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His awesome work can be seen here - http://my350z.com/forum/6373795-post3.html
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wow.... just wow.... love the screws
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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #6
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wow.... just wow.... love the screws
yeah thats nice work there....I think i am going to stick with non-metallic candy apple red

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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #7
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Honestly if u can paint non mettalic u can paint mettalic.its just base coat u can see the mettalic and you will be able to correct any modeling or shark skin looking lines. Its easy man
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Move slower than usual. Turn the pressure a little higher than u would and spray from further away. Tack inbetween coats. On ur lst coat thin the paint down and spray from even further way so the metallic lays on top nicely
Seemed to be what worked on mine?????
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thanks guys...
I ordered non-metallic candy apple red paint, i am in the process now of tearing the jeep apart, and getting ready to prime it...

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Shits weak! Shits weak!
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We painted mine in two layers,and a dirty pack of busch!
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Layers? Niceeee
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yep,painted silver..taped off...then teal...pulled tape and faded teal over silver. it was fun to watch!
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Move slower than usual. Turn the pressure a little higher than u would and spray from further away. Tack inbetween coats. On ur lst coat thin the paint down and spray from even further way so the metallic lays on top nicely
There is a big, no huge difference between Met. based paint, and candy based met. paint. #1 easy to lay out, #2 Is a multi step process. A true candy paint envolves your base color of a silver or gold, followed a week candy red toner base that is applied in mutilple coats till the disired color is acheived. Usually 8-15 coats of toner over a gold base will give you a deep rich color, then your clear to finish it up. They have colors that duplicate the candy colors that are lot easier to apply, if your not familar with the candy/toners process you can really waste a sh!t load of money on this stuff and really screw it up very quickly. Hope I didnt confuse you!
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There is a big, no huge difference between Met. based paint, and candy based met. paint. #1 easy to lay out, #2 Is a multi step process. A true candy paint envolves your base color of a silver or gold, followed a week candy red toner base that is applied in mutilple coats till the disired color is acheived. Usually 8-15 coats of toner over a gold base will give you a deep rich color, then your clear to finish it up. They have colors that duplicate the candy colors that are lot easier to apply, if your not familar with the candy/toners process you can really waste a sh!t load of money on this stuff and really screw it up very quickly. Hope I didnt confuse you!
My paint is not true candy apple red, that is just what the company called it...it is a single stage acrylic enamel.....i am tearing the jeep apart now getting ready to prime and paint...it will be a couple weeks but i will post a finish pic

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Here the tub is painted




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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:29 PM   #17
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just another thing about metallic flake, my car is custom painted with metallic flake and the painter had a paint gun that actually was stirring the paint inside the hopper so the metallic flakes were evenly distributed
just thought i'd throw that out there although its too late, good choice going without the flake
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as they say...it turned out good enough for who it's for...

i do have a run in the paint about 3 inchs long...has to be wet sanded out....

but overall very nice paint job for the cost of $85...no joke, see for your self

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wow looks great!

are you going to be painting the inner fenderwells?
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