Testers One Coat
Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:24 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:19 AM
Also some of the "One Coat" colors really aren't. The "Flaming Orange" takes 4 coats to achieve full hiding, for instance.
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 27 July 2012 - 01:20 AM.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:35 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:39 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:00 AM
I used an orange base under the flaming orange and got a decent result with one coat but, they really need a base coat of some kind but silver isn't the only option. I would go for a base that is a shade or two lighter than the one coat color you want, that will most likely get you single coat coverage and brighten the color.
Brian's right, the basecoat will have a large effect on the final color. Silver base tends to "gray" the topcoat. White will brighten it, as will very light yellow. I was recently running out of Flaming Orange and shot a couple of panels to hiding with Fiery Orange, and 2 topcoats of Flaming Orange. There was a noticeable difference in the final color, and the Flaming Orange shot over white primer really popped and flashed, while the other was just a tad dark.
I should have defined what I mean by "full coverage" better. Professional painters often use "hiding cards" to determine how many coats it takes of a particular color to achieve full hiding. This is important in the body shop biz because it effects the blend procedure during paint-matching on adjacent panels. A "hiding card" is simply a black-and-white printed checkerboard on solvent-resistant cardstock. It takes 4 coats of the "one coat" Flaming Orange to be unable the distinguish the pattern through the paint, or to achieve "full hiding".
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:41 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:10 PM