I am doing some experimenting on a test panel before painting motorcycle. I am trying to get a very dark purple color, almost black look. I saw the color I am trying for on a custom car of Billy Gibbons (ZZtop), it was a 49 Cadillac called Cadzilla. From 20' away it looked black but when you got closer it was a dark purple.
As I said doing test panel now, using Auto Air paint. So far I have tried:
1. Sprayed Base Coat Sealer dark (black) then shot 4 coats of purple candy. This seemed to be too dark couldn't see the purple even up close. I haven't cleared this, so maybe the purple would come out after clearing. Got any ideas?
2. Sprayed base coat of silver then shot 7 or 8 coats of candy purple. This is to light. Even with all these coats the purple is to bright.
Any ideas on what else I can try?