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  1. #41
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    I think the effect is a combo of the paint and the process I used so I'll detail both.



    I used rattle cans, and heated them up by putting them in warm water a few minutes before use. I read that warming the paint helps it flow so I thought I'd try it.

    After each coat I used a hair dryer set on the lowest setting and held about 2 feet away from the body (so as not to disturb the paint) to help speed up the drying process. I'm not sure what effect this has on the paint but I'm an impatient bugger and don't like waiting around watching paint dry.

    The main body is Pactra Pearl Green laid down in three very light - misting - coats. It is backed with 5 light coats of Pacta 304 Backing Black.

    As a side note: Testor's has discontinued the Pactra line of paint. The backing black in particular is getting hard to find around here.

    The gloss black is Pactra Outlaw Black - about three coats. I ran out. It is backed with some Rustoleum for plastic stuff in black. I hope it holds.

    The front windows have three misting coats of Tamiya Smoke applied while the rear windows have 5 misting coats of Tamiya Smoke and then backed with a very light coat of black.
    Last edited by pirate; 01-21-2014 at 11:37 AM. Reason: Added Photo
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  2. #42
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    Do you know of another brand that makes pearl paints? I'm looking to do a blue/red pearl theme to match the parts on my truck

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  3. #43
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    Sorry man, I don't. I'm just getting back into the hobby and relearning as I go. The Pactra stuff is still available though online some places etc.
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  4. #44
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    parma makes pearls, but you need to airbrush them on.

    http://www.parmapse.com/Images/FASwatches.jpg

  5. #45
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    I'm in the same boat. I got a Stampede back when I was 12. I decided after 15yrs to get back in it. A WHOLE lot has changed sense I was in the game last lol

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    You got skills in the paint department that is very nice Pirate


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  7. #47
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    Nah, I'm just lucky. It's better to be lucky than good.

    Thanks!

    It now has it's first scratches thanks to a lid slide down the street.
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  8. #48
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    Having fun with my Slash in the ice.

    The same video is posted in the stickied thread up top.



    Down here on the Gulf Coast ice storms are a rarity, and a novelty. I decided to play with my Sl4sh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    It's finished - well except for a skull and crossbones license plate which I have to make. Hello, pirate here.









    Pirate, I absolutely love the paint? Is that a color change paint, or did you just you just fade it, with a light second coat, before backing it?
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  10. #50
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    Nope. It changes. Watch the video I posted above and you can see it in action. It moves from green to goldish to pink. I'm very amazed by it. Pactra Pearl Green backed with their 304 Backing Black.

    Thanks!
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    Pirate, what paint did you spray? Is that a color change paint (looks like green to gold), or did you use a thin second coat and fade it, before you backed it? To get that color change with a single basecoat is a trip, unless it's Spaz Stix, pearl green mixed with a translucent, but that can only be done in air brush format. Looks really nice brother
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    Read the first post at the top of this page, #41. It lays out exactly how I did it. I'd love to tell you I planned it that way but it was mostly luck, lol.
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    Wow dude that paint job is epic and sweet build in process......peace
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