Candy paint

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    Hi dudes and dudets I'm looking for a paint supplier that does candy automotive paint for a little project I have. In particular green apple candy. :icon_thumright:
    If anybody has a idee where to start looking please let me know
     
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    how much you need? full car amount or something small? and do you actually want real candycoat?

    Dupli-color do something very similar at much less cost

    http://www.duplicolor.com/products/psCandyCoat/

    you used to be able to get this stuff from autostyle.co.za not sure if you still can


    if you want to respray properly, most sprayshops can mix you candycoat...it comes in powder form and they mix it with clear and colour to get the glittery glossy look.

    im not sure who does it specifically but its worth calling around

    i recommend spraycraft in bellville for awesome spray work BUT you must ask about candycoat colours...i dont know if they have but they would be a good place to start asking.

    Spraycraft
    (021) 949-6047
     
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    Cool thanks for the info. Will check these places out. Dont know about the glittery part in candy paint. :scratch: it is as I understand it like a translucent basecoat either solvent base ore water based. So a white, silver or gold background with a color candy over sprayed on in thin up to 5 coats. Then sealed with a clear that that makes the colors pop and give it insane depth. But might be missing something here. Want to cover a 2 m2 area. But airbrushing something on that surface. So not full coverage. So not much needed actually.
     
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    Does it need to be automotive paint? What about hammerite?

    I'd paint everything in hammerite given half a chance ;D
     
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    lol good paint that but no would not give the efect I'm after here is the look I'm after :headbang:
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    You're right...hammerite wouldn't give you that effect :laughing7:
     
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    You sound like my father! :laughing7:

    Maybe look at the paint used for model kits?
    http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/acrylic_1.htm
    You get them in a little bottle (for paintbrush application) or a spray can.
     
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    A friend of mine introduced me to hammerite back in 1995 and to date I've painted speaker boxes, picture frames, a fridge...I almost painted my VW beetle with it :laughing7:
     

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