You are the ONLY one so far that has gotten it right. I had two bodyshops in mid 90s and when we painted any car and it was going to be a CANDY PAINT JOB we would keep a record of the coats of candy paint and what the base we had used for future repairs. :banghead: A candy paint job is nothing more than tainted clear on a base coat. :happysad: You get the different reactions depending on what base they use and how many coats of tainted clear it has. The more coats of clear and the darker a candy paint job gets. So the only thing I can think of to match a candy paint job is to shoot more coats of clear to have the paint job darker and wet sand to check the difference in paint and wet sand again and check the difference in paint and wet sand again and check the difference in paint and wet sand again and check the difference in paint and wet sand again and check the difference in paint and wet sand again and check the difference in paint until you get the color to match perfect. :0 :tears: :burn: :banghead: :loco: :guns: :machinegun: That is if you know the correct base but even then you can see how much work it is involved. Its less time consuming to just repaint the whole car unless you have someone willing to spend all this time trying to match the color perfect if the word perfect exsists in candy paint jobs.Originally posted by AuggieStyle@Oct 9 2007, 10:26 PM~8965539
seen it done before, but the same painter that painted car repaired it. so he knew how much he reduced the paint and how many coats he sprayed and how he applied it he knew all the tangibles and he got it pretty damn close he knew it wasnt right but everyone else including myself thought it was on the money till he pointed it out.
And I have seen hacks screw it all to heck made it look like a quilt.
Originally posted by 6Deuced@Oct 10 2007, 06:48 PM~8971917
like i said before, a very skilled painter could match it even if they didn't originally paint it, it can even be done without having the exact same basecoat, i have personally had to repair candy apple red </span>twice (on bikes i did not originally paint), both times i did spray out after spray out card, and both times i ended up using a silvery pinkish basecoat, then the candy apple red, i used intercoat clear between layers so that i could wetsand in between coats to keep the repair small and to keep the candy from overlapping creating a darker ring, it is a pain in the ass!!!! both times they were on custom harley motorcycles.
its definatley not something i want to do ever again though, in fact the last time i had the chance i elected to just repaint the entire gas tank, flames and all.
exactly and yes they were both originally a silver base.Originally posted by astro64a409@Oct 10 2007, 06:50 PM~8972383
You are correct and a luck man or you know your difference in base coats in the candy jobs. But 80% of candy apple red paint jobs have a silver base and most of the other 20% are a GOLD base. Although we once shot a candy apple red on a white base on the customers suggestion. We stuck to silver or gold on the rest after that one. On the silvery pinkish base that you used only made it require less coats of candy to make it dark and rich. :thumbsup: I had never thought of that one and it would of saved me money and coats of candy, good job on that thinking. :worship: Sounds like we have a few good painters in the house.