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Blending custom metallic colors
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Posted 16 November 2004 - 10:28 PM
Using Auto Air (or others), does anyone have information about how to blend custom metallic colors?
Case in point: Metallic purple, metallic red, Metallic blue, etc.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 10:51 PM
Start with a silver base, then add the color that you want in metallic
Posted 16 November 2004 - 10:53 PM
One of the best ways that I have found to get close to a custom color is to use a color wheel that you can get at craft shops. It is a cardboard wheel that you can turn that will show you what colors you need to mix to get another type of color. They are real cheap to buy. I assume that is what you are asking.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:26 PM
You're onto what I'm trying to do.
My problem is in trying to blend the metallic silver with the transparent purple...it isn't working. Am I looking at spending money for the powdered pigments?
Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:39 AM
Has anyone tried mixing powdered mica or powdered metals like bronze or silver into createx semi-opaques? Or does that only work with oils/acrylics?
Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:00 AM
ok if thats not working mixing in silver try painting the silver on the lure then spraying the transparent base color over it. If that doesnt help try getting some of the new metallic colors that they make in the AutoAir line. they have some good stuff now.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:01 AM
After researching additives/pigments all night, I found what I need.
As an aside, I did find what Yo-Zuri is using. A little pricey for me though. $1200 per kg.
Ouch! Thank god you only have to mix it at 6%!!
Posted 17 November 2004 - 05:53 AM
Falcon: Can you please shed more light on what the Yozuri stuff is. I'm curious as always. Thanks. Oh, your research findings are of interest as well (though I only use rattle cans); who knows when these tid-bits will come in handy
Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:07 PM
It's a colorless, powdered-flake additive.