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Roll on metallic paint and my 500th post

Post by retired plumber on May 12th 2010, 4:51 pm

Being this is my 500 post and my birthday is tomorrow, I celebrated and went down and got some dark lavender metallic acrylic enamel auto paint. Next week I will experiment with this on the canopy for my ranger. This will also be the bottom color for the repaint of the two tone paint job that is on it now. This will then have metal flake sprayed on it and then clear.

A bit of history here. As most here know I am a lead sled fan and grew up when metalflake and pearl first arrived and I have loved them ever since. Anyway, last month I finally was able to try metalflake with a roller. That was a bust because the paint (clear) was so thin the flake settled out and most of what was left on the roller was rolled off in the paint tray just before putting it on the car. However there was a little bit that did make it to the car (actually my silver canopy). Since the flake was lavender and the canopy was silver I was able to see any streaking easily. I was pleasently susprised tho that the flake I did get on did NOT streak because I was able to push it around with the roller easily and that was what everbody was conserned about. Soooooooooo, With that learned (?)lol, I am going to try the lavender metallic on the silver camper and see what happens. This paint has color also so it will be easier to see what I am doing.

Fancy trick paint done by you. The quest goes on. Stay tuned for updates and pictures.

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Post by sinformant on May 12th 2010, 11:22 pm

well happy early birthday! mine was a couple days ago! good luck, can't wait to see the results!
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Post by T.Hadley on May 13th 2010, 12:46 am

Happy birthday Mike.

Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 18th 2011, 10:06 am

any pics or info on how this turned out? curious...
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Post by retired plumber on April 18th 2011, 11:37 pm

It didn't turn out, at least I couldn't get it to work. The metallic would just be pushed out of the roller when I rolled it in the pan before putting it on the car. Yes, there was some metallic deposited but there would have been 15-20 coats to get it to look right (enough metallic) and then enough clear over that to color sand so I wouldn't get into the metallic. The only clear I could find was the clear coat stuff for BC/CC paint and it can't be mixed with mineral spirits (I tried) plus it is big $$$$$$.
I tried to do this several times over a year and just could not make it work for me so after $200 and lots of flustration I said &^$@@# it and quit.
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Post by wantajav on April 19th 2011, 4:23 pm

Hello:

Here's a thought:

roll your paint like usual, then every second coat, mist on some metallic paint evenly with a spray can, or better yet! a preval sprayer. That way, you'll layer the metal flake throughout your six coats (or 12 if you are painting in red LOL)

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Post by retired plumber on April 19th 2011, 11:16 pm

The problem with that I think is that the metallic paint won't show through the upper coats and if you spray can the last coat you would still need the clear to protect it. Most metallic paint is somewhat transparent so you can see the metallic where the solid colors are just that, solid. Thanks for the idea tho.
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