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Candy Apple Red!
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:50 PM
OK, I spent the money and bought some House of Kolor Kandy apple red. Tried it out and it doesn't look like what I was looking for. Do you have to mix it or layer it (didn't come with a how to guide)? How do you get that effect. Figured one of you guy's would know!
Posted 15 November 2008 - 08:29 PM
Any candy color is supposed to be layered over a particular color base coat and then finished with a high gloss clear
Posted 15 November 2008 - 08:45 PM
Most of the time candy colors are sprayed over a reflective base. Silver or gold, some use white.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:01 PM
I tried white! You think a pearl white will work? Guess the clear coat would probably really bring it out huh.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:03 PM
The Autoair color combo is: Candy Color 4605(Red): 4333 Metallic Gold(base)
Posted 15 November 2008 - 11:45 PM
hey i use house of kolor all the time i use a white /pearl base coat. silver works but will change color a little bit
Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:24 AM
Do these house of kolor paints have an expiration date on them . I have a number on the top (I noticed it after I bought it) 060707. Hope its not out of date. Im going to call carquest tomorrow and see if they have some newer ones.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 03:12 PM
i mix my paint in 4 oz squirt bottles. i have every color i use premixed. when i need a color just squirt a little in cup and spray. never had any go bad.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 03:15 PM
Glad to hear that. I took this paint and just to get an idea of what it looked like I sprayed it on an old bait I had laying around. When dry I took my finger and just wiped it off. It was like powder when it was dry, is that normal?
Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:23 AM
thats not good. paint is not sticking , over spray will look like powder. are you puttin on a wet coat of paint. mite have to much air pressure that will cause over spray? what are you using for a base coat
Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:44 PM
To my knowledge candy colors must be mixed with a clear binder before you spray them. With Auto Air colors you use the transparent base with their original candies but with the new formula you reduce it 3:1 with their 4011 reducer.
I'm pretty sure that HOK candies need to be mixed with a binder and then reduced.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:37 PM
It say's right on the bottle ready to spray. I just sprayed over a clearcoated old bait I had laying around just to see what it looked like, I'll play with it a little more.. Gonna try it out today with a pearl/white base and see what it looks like. I'll let you know if it works out.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:50 PM
i use house of color kandy base coats in what ever color you want and they are mixed 2:1 with RU311
Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:28 PM
Bishop, this is the paint I got>
Product ID: KK11.CO2
Manufacturer: House Of Kolor
House of Kolor Apple Red Kandy Koncentrate (2 oz.)
How about a quick walk through on how you would make this paint work.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:56 PM
If it says "Koncentrate", they're kinda contradicting the "ready to spray" statement.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:33 PM
Went by carquest today to check on this paint. Every bottle of HOK paint they had had that ready to spray sticker on them! The guy behind the counter blamed it on someone else (of course). Dont know why they even sell this stuff, they know a darn thing about it. Oh well cant stand the smell anyhow, think it whipped me this time.