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My Question Is, What Is The Different's In The Spraying Technics For Candy Apple Red Than Acrylic Urethane W/metallic Is It That Difficult To Spray Candy Color's Than Regulator Acrylic Urethane Do You Need Better Coverage So Everthing More Unform
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11-14-2006, 07:12 PM
The whole idea of candyapple paint is that it is transparent which makes it look very deep to the eye. With each pass of the spray gun the candy apple being transparent but with some color pigments in it will the cause the applied paint to be a shade darker. (translated into real life terms) -- Lets say you want to paint the side of a car with candy paint. You spray the fender in the usual metallic or non metallic technique. Spray the fender first, then the door, then the quarter panel. After applying say three coats of candy on each panel you stand back and observe your work in good lighthing conditions. what you will see is the candy will be much darker where the fender and the door meet as well as where the door and the quarter panel meet. Thats because you overlapped the candy paint in areas causing more paint to be applied in those areas causing the paint to be darker. What I'm getting at is you have to start at one end of the car spraying from say the front of the front fender and walk down the side of the car spraying until you stop that pass at the rear part of the quarter panel. You drop down a few inches then work you way to the front of the car using a 50% spray overlap.
You keep working your way from front to back, back to front until the side of the car is painted. NOW when you stand back and look at your paint work you will see a uniform color on the whole side of the car.
Candy can be very difficult to spray to where it looks right when you're done if you don't know what you're doing. A few simple rules and its no harder to spray than any other paint. Blending three stage pearls, now THERE'S a difficult paint to spray to where it all looks right when you're done.
11-14-2006, 10:52 PM
Candy is Very tricky paint and you have to have a good spraygun that
shoots an even pattern.It's more like 50-75% overlap on Candy and
a 5-6 in pattern or distance from the service when doing an automobile.
Your gun pattern must be even and not heavy on either end.The material
has to be sprayed evenly or you will get dark streaks in it and it's ruined.
I can blend a Tri-coat pearl easier then Paint a candy.Thats blending vs.
painting soumething that is transparent and absolutely is unforgiving
and there is no correcting a mistake.It has to be entirely done over from
scratch.Once you learn how to blend a Tri -Coat Pearl it's rather easy.
To me you have one shot with candy and there is no room for error.
one heavy spot or streak and the more you put on the worse it gets.
I can work my way out of a situation with Pearl.The only thing is if something
hapens in the clear stage.You mess up with appling the candy it's back
to square one and you have to recolor the base and start over.
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