Has anyone sprayed metal flake?

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  1. hemikillerstg1

    hemikillerstg1 History Repeating Itself

    Looking for tips on shooting a car in .015 flake. I've read that the base should be darker than the flake. I've also read to not add flake to a base coat, to use a clear carrier base. Then 3 coats of clear, wetsand and then 2 more clear coats. Looking to shoot my car in a purple flake. Anyone got any advice or know someone in MN or western WI?
     
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    You'll need a big tip in the gun,.2.0 or so,.also pull the gun a good 12 to 16in away and let the flake fall In place. Putting it in some mixing clear will help it lay more evenly for sure. I'd put 4 or 5 coats of clear just to assure you dont sand thru,..sand with 800 then drop coat two more coats cut with a touch of slow reducer
     
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  3. hemikillerstg1

    hemikillerstg1 History Repeating Itself

    That's pretty much exactly the advice that I've read on the HAMB.
    This is what I'm going to paint.
    I just can't take yellow lol. I have a custom white Impala interior being made for it.

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  4. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    I hear ya on the yellow, I'm not a big fan of that color either.

    Now is the .015 flake the same size they use on bass boats or are those even bigger?
     
  5. hemikillerstg1

    hemikillerstg1 History Repeating Itself

    The next biggest size is .025, they also have micro .004 and a .008 mini flake.
    This is paint huffer micro purple haze
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    This is the .015
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    This is the paint huffer Blow
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  6. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    sweet ride!
     
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  7. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

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  8. hemikillerstg1

    hemikillerstg1 History Repeating Itself

    I am really wanting to do it myself, honesty don't even know what it would cost to have someone at a shop do it. I've heard about 7k-10k
     
  9. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    There’s a shop by Sleepy Eye that used to shoot a lot of metalflake. They were not known for speedy work though. Some really sharp cars came out of there, some stunning colors. Haala Body Shop.
     
  10. philbquick

    philbquick Founders Club Member

    Most of the cost of a paint job is building and blocking. If you get it all prepped most shops will only charge a few hundred $ to shoot it.
     
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  11. 67 Post GS

    67 Post GS Well-Known Member

    Nice Car. Paint it Dark Green with Black top
     
  12. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    Cool car like the dash they used
     
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