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Old 12-17-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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Pearl white over metalic blue base?

I was wondering what should come out if i sprayed tamiya pearl white over tamiya metallic blue on my FD model. I have some pics of the car with a rough base coat. I am hoping that the result could be a pearl white with a bit of a blue effect in the pearl (sorry if im not coming across easily, the effect is hard to describe.)

heres a pic of the car right now...


thnx.
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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Re: Pearl white over metalic blue base?

Hey,

Sounds like a good idea. I have done it a few times. The result is very nice. Has a nice effect under different lights. If you use the gunze white pealr though, it gives the color a white transparent coat, almost like a colorshift, under certain lights.

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Re: Pearl white over metalic blue base?

don't slab on one deep coat, cause it will look stupid. Give it a few coats and it should look real nice
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i did that on my s11 silvia. it's a different looking white from the white on my gx71 chaser
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Re: Pearl white over metalic blue base?

you will need many coat.
Pearl white don't cover much. after 3 or 4 light coat, it should look nice
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Re: Pearl white over metalic blue base?

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I was wondering what should come out if i sprayed tamiya pearl white over tamiya metallic blue on my FD model. I have some pics of the car with a rough base coat. I am hoping that the result could be a pearl white with a bit of a blue effect in the pearl (sorry if im not coming across easily, the effect is hard to describe.)

heres a pic of the car right now...


thnx.
I think you are doing it backwards. Try a white base coat with a blue pearl.
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:53 PM   #7
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Re: Pearl white over metalic blue base?

thanks for the help guys!.. i appreciate it... after christmas im gonna have a nice buying spree at he LHS, so thats when i'll buy the paint and stuff (as well as some more kits ) and then i'll be laying the paint on probably around the new year, so i'll keep you posted.
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You can get away with one or two light uniform coats of the pearl white on top. After that it looks like a mistake. Been there done that. I love to experiment... And you can't fix it by adding more pearl white at that point... - Mark
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