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#130725 - 6th Jul 2005 3:47pm paint work
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i want to get my car sprayed with glitter sparkles . ive got the paint i think now im just wondering can anyone help find the lacquer? has anyone donethis before themselves. iv got a bodyshop to do it in but need an idea about it first? any help?
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#130726 - 6th Jul 2005 3:52pm Re: paint work
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cant you just buy a load of lacquer from focus lol

nah, give sprayforce a ring or one of the other sponsors and im sure they can give you enough advice about it all.
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#130727 - 6th Jul 2005 3:55pm Re: paint work
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not really ive been to a bodyshop this morning already. i wanted really to speak to some one who had done it themselves?
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#130728 - 6th Jul 2005 6:49pm Re: paint work
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its basically like spraying the whole car again, its not really advisable to undertake this yourself unless you know wot you are doing

all you do is mix the 'sparkles' in with the lacquer and spray, but the 'sparkles' will block up your nozzle and cause it to splutter resulting in shed loads of over spray

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#130729 - 6th Jul 2005 7:16pm Re: paint work
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I think a certain type of spray gun is needed when painting with metal flake.
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#130730 - 6th Jul 2005 8:05pm Re: paint work
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just one with a larger nozzle which also comes with its problems

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#130731 - 6th Jul 2005 8:29pm Re: paint work
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I did this on my mates spare bonnet HARD JOB.
I would get a pro to do it i am good with a spray gun and i must admit it really was a hard job.

When the nozzle blocks you unblock it go back to were the glitter didnt hit the paint and start again and if you mess it up you end up with loads of glitter in the one place.

I will have a word with my mate cos i think there is a new thing in a wax jelly that has just come out were its like waxing your car but glittering it instead i will ask him 2night let you know at the meet.

NOT SURE HOW TRUE THIS IS THOUGH ANYBODY ELSE HEARD OR IT? think
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#130732 - 11th Jul 2005 2:20pm Re: paint work
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well the bloke who is goin to do it for me . he does things like this for a living but isnt to sure on the size of the nozzle he would need for the flakes im buying. thanks anyway guys. tupac let me know anyway what your mate says.
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#130733 - 12th Jul 2005 12:02am Re: paint work
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Even with metallic it's difficult, and you've got to the keep the gun moving, otherwise, you'll get an excess of 'glitter' in one area.
I've seen cars with it on (like green base with gold flakes, it looks mad), but not many. Expect to pay for the job, I can't think of anything more difficult. (apart from spraying acid or something).

Can't you just do like in school, just cover the whole car in pritt stick and sprinkle all the metal flakes over it for (for now). smile
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#130734 - 1st Sep 2005 6:48pm Re: paint work
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Pete in automotion is the best one to speak to ive seen some of his work with this spray and he does a great job but he told me it is very time consuming as once sprayed and dryed you have to sand it back and get it all flat again and the relacquer it otherwise your left with a lumpy finish where the glitter sits. His prices are very good aswell plus he will provide you with a free coutesy car.
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