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Alclad candy enamels- Wow!


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#1 stevez

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:33 AM

Sorry if this is off topic, but just read the review of these paints, designed primarily for cars, over at IPMS Nat website. Here is the link, they seem like game changers.

http://web.ipmsusa3....i-candy-enamels

#2 JunkPile

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:47 AM

More and more Alclad products seem to be finding their way into my paint cabinet. All of their product finishes seem to just have "that look"

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:17 AM

Now to try & get this down under ummmm

#4 Ryan S.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:18 AM

Wow, there's some pretty colors in that line!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

Reminds me of the Hot Wheels colors.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hmm.........most true candies require a base of gold or silver. It doesn't mention this in the instructions on this link. Interesting.

EDIT - Nevermind. Their silver is called "base".

Edited by Jantrix, 28 June 2012 - 07:01 PM.


#7 Lownslow

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:52 AM

i decided to try it out and im impressed i plan on buying the whole set
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Candied(2 coats)

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:13 AM

That's a nice color, Frank. Is it that shiny, or did you put clear on it?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:49 AM

That's a nice color, Frank. Is it that shiny, or did you put clear on it?

its that shinny, i plan on clearing tho

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

Did I hear/read somewhere that colors come out looking mottled? Sure can't see it on yours, Frank.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

i thinned mine it was kind of heavy

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

Don't let Donn Yost see those, he will have to create another DVD for me to buy! :lol:

Thanks for sharing them, they look killer and would be perfect for a custom paint job.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:54 PM

I picked up the Alclad " Bright Silver Base" and Kandy Orange today at my LHS. I was a little surprised to see the the directions, which said to spray the silver base directly on "clean, bare plastic"... Do they really mean for you to NOT PRIME the car body? That just seems so wrong!! Or is the silver base a kind of primer?

Just wondering what other people's experiences have been. And should I or can I use a clear coat at the end??

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:10 PM

I have not used the candies, but I assume that they want a smooth base coat.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Has anybody here tried them? I ordered some and was wondering how they worked. Also do they come ready to spray or do they have to be thinned for airbrushing? I will also be using the alclad base coat. Thanks for any input.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

Using the candy red on current project.  Has given me some issues (what doesn't).  Looks way cool.  Yes it is ready to spray.  Still have plans for it on next build.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

If your to put it on bare plastic does that mean that you cant go over any body work /filler?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

More research at my end will reveal more about this paint system