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What clear have you found works best? its been some time since ive built any, but looking to get back into it :D
 

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the clear I use is the Dupi-color paint shop quart BSP300 - Clear Coat from auto zone its like $25. I shoot it though my airbrush depends on the weather 30-45 psi
 

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is it an acrylic clear? or does hardener have to be used?

I know in aus things go by different terminology - for automotive paints its usually acrylic or 2pac
 

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I always use Urethane automotive clear, slick it out with an airbrush, wet sand it flat with 3400-12000 grit polishing pads, n then rub the crap out of it with a micro fiber and Meguire's Scratch X. Will look like glass when you re done!!
 

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Here Paul Pacheco... I bumped It up for you fam!
 

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Screenshot_2014-03-01-09-33-02-1.png 61 i started but never finished might have to redo it some day this is hok and kustomshop
 

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Screenshot_2014-03-01-09-36-13-1.png 64 diecast also hok and kustomshop kandy Aztec gold
 

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Screenshot_2014-03-01-09-36-43-1.png Kandy N Chrome inspired top
 

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I JUST REALIZED THAT THIS THREAD HAS BEEN VIEWED OVER 18000 TIMES!!!! That's awesome!
 

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Question about Kandy patterns

Hello,
First off I have to say beautiful tutorial! This was very helpful for me to create the killer looking effects! Also the builds on this forum are just plain awesome!
I gave your pattern technique a go on one of my diecast cars, but I still have some questions…
The picture below shows you my result I got so far, but the problem is the pretty huge “ridge” I ended up with. First the top got a coat of mini silver flakes then taped up the panels, Airbrushed some patterns on it with black and gave it a coat of HOK Kandy to finish it off.
When I pulled the tape I ended up with a “ridge” witch is of course normal, but I already needed to put on 4 coats to even it out a bit. So I think my combination with the black made it a bit too much.
So my questions are:
- Do you guys have a limit to the amount of “graphic” coats you put on? Like A difference of 3 coats is too much for a modelcar? Most Kandy patterns I see are done with just one coat difference.
- How many coats of clear do you guys mostly put on a model to seal (even out) the patterns?
- With witch sandpaper grid number do you sand the model after the first coat of clear? And after the second, … ? Before the buffing process starts with the 3400 up to 12000 grid (if you like)

The painted top:

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I think I will have to go for this effect instead if I want to keep the black patterns without the "silver line"

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But with the silver line you can create some cool paintjobs

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So thank you for sharing your' e techniques with us to make even cooler rides!!

Grtz
 

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Ill do a how to on my next paint project. That 39 came out sick Chris:thumbsup: and that camaro sinacle came out sick you got down homie:eek:. Heres my most recent wish i would have took more progress pics. But next time I will.:cool:


I know this was posted up a year ago but I'm diggin this car and paint scheme! Art what colors did you use on this? And which did you lay first? Thanks
 

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THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT EVER AT PATTERNS. AFTER STUDYING THIS THREAD AND OTHERS FOR WEEKS I FINALLY GAVE IT A TRY AND CAME UP WITH A DESIGN I LIKE. TOOK ME ABOUT 16HRS OF MASKING..I NOW HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR YOU GUYS WHO DO THIS ON THE REGULAR MODELS AND 1:1. HERE'S MINE IT WAS DONE OUT THE CAN, CAN'T AFFORD A GOOD AIRBRUSH YET BUT I'LL GET ONE SOON.
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