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painting engine bays

ari666

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just a quickie.

im gonna need to be painting engine bays in some RHD conversion and noticed that a lot of them seem to be a very matte finish, i.e. its almost as if they havnt sprayed any clear over the colour.

i was wondering how i would go about matching that? is it a case of mixing a bit of hardner into the colour, or just simply spraying the base coat and leaving it at that.

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yeah hardner in the color is the way i do it
 

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but dont forget about matt and satin clears
 

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dont put hardener in the base if you're using the clear, it'll peel
 

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just use about 40% matting base in your 2k colour, will give it a nice satin look.
 

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It all varies really, with the paint system i use, i go with a 40% matting for a good satin finish, then again i used another brand of matting base and it needed about 60% :O
 

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matting agent- we mix it with clears and solids to get a satin or matt finish.
it just saves having to keep two different products on the shelf (satin and matt clear) and sometimes its just quicker to chick it into some solid color and get the finish we want.

not really sure what youre asking about the acrylic, it will always be there unless you bare metal it...
 
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