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    Paint Gurus help req

    Been looking at cars at shows for colours I like and I've seen a couple that look black but when your up close or the sun hits them a certain way there's a red glow, well not a glow but can't describe it better. On a normal black you'd have a White shine on all the edges these look Red. Any ideas how this is done?

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    yep its just pearl or mica added to straight black paint. mine looks black but is really a bluey purple, ive got indigo, blue and red added to the paint - you dont need a lot and obviously the more you add the more it looks like whatever colour you add - i only added something like 3% blue, 3% red and 6% indigo. IIRC you are only meant to add a certain amount of pearl or mica as the paint goes like water. mine had to be painted over a black base coat as well - it couldnt be painted over primer as it was too see-through.

    there is a new type of paint out, the name of which escapes me, but its already pre mixed with different colours i.e. blue/red/silver/gold etc. etc. and it can go stright onto primer with no need for a base coat.
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    Mines already black could I mix a clear coat with this stuff to go over my black?

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    There is of course also Black Cherry which is candy red over black . The effect is stronger the more candy you put on...not a job for a beginner though.

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    I started with a black base coat then put on 3 coats of black pearl powder and a touch of platinum ghost pearl suspended in clear. That gave me the iridescence but only silver on black. Then I hit it with thee coats of a fairly strong mix of blood-red candy in clear, and topped it off with more clear. If you want to do ghost flames, lay them on berfore or between the three coats of candy using a gold or silver ghost pearl.







    Looks a lot better in sunshine

    Another way to do it would be to go over the black with red ghost pearl and clear ... but the effect won't be so dramatic IMO.

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    Radiotrib your paint looks awesome( I know over used word). I'd like mine to still look black just the edges look red if that makes sense?

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    It does ... you need the right light .... one day, if we're in the same place at the same time, you'll see what I mean ..

    less platinum, more black pearl ... I dunno ... meh ...

    There is no way to do it right ... it's all experimental when you get to this end of paint ...

    all I can give is an indication of direction, not a formula for success ...

    buy a load of test shapes ... waste a load of paint ... you can only get what you want by trying other peoples ideas and modifying them again and again until you see ... really see ... what you're trying to do ...

    after all .. we're not building cars ..

    we're making dreams come true ....


    (btw ... I know nothing ... it's all a big experiment to me)
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    paint the car black, then apply 2 medium coats of red pearl over this and then laquer.

    after thru cured, flat and re laquer to ensure depth and no sinkage and fizzing due to multi layers of paint!

    the paint will look jet black untill the suns out then all edes will have a red glow, and sometimes at the right angle the untire surface will look metallicy.

    hope this helps mate?

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    Thanks for all the replys looks like I'll be spraying anything and everything I can lay my hands on now.

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