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  1. On 2/11/2020 at 3:55 PM, aurfalien said:

    Hello all,

    I was curious if any one has tried Splash Paints metalizers and how they compare to Alclad metalizers?

    Thoughts and opinions are very welcome and thanks in advance.


    Hey Brian, 


    If you are wanting to achieve more realistic look, alclad is a better option but if you'd like durability, Splash metalizers will do the job.



  2. 1 hour ago, ACR-E Doug said:

    For those that have ordered from Gravity Colors in Spain, have you found the paint to be not the same as USA as per the letter?  I need some paint for a client job and Gravity Colors USA has I feel the best paint and color match that I have used.   The last time took 4 months to receive my order so I am not sure I want to take a chance again, to bad because I used to order from Matte and he was very good about my orders. I need some colors for a couple F1 cars and Splash doesn't have them and the US dealer for Zero is out of stock plus I've had some funny results with Zero.

    We are working on some F1 colors for new release ;) shoot me an email.




    Hi guys,

    It's Sam from Splash Paints and wanted to help you guys on how to apply the FORD GTLM colors so you don't have to figure it out.

    The 2016 FORD GTLM Colors worked brilliant over first application of Frozen White.

    Frozen White > (Red or Blue) > (Blue or Red)

    The 2018 version however, needs little more detail. 

    As shown in the picture, same procedure has been taken as the 2016 version but due to the White base (Frozen White), it came out little brighter than expected.

    So I will advise before spraying the Red and Blue, Nardo Grey, or Beluga Black must be sprayed for darker tone of Blue and Red for more accuracy.

    If not, you may want to spray little more layers of the tint coat to make them darker but it will take much longer without spraying grey or black base.





    Super fine flakes are hard to capture through the camera!





    Please excuse the trash in the clear.




    No paint for babies!





    Anyways, if you have any more questions, 

    please feel free to ask here!


    Hope this helped for those who purchased the paint!


    God bless,


  4. On 8/15/2018 at 1:13 AM, peteski said:

    Sounds to me like the ratio is for adding flattening agent to a gloss clear. The sheen of paint would not be changed by different ratio of hardener.

    Changing the clear ratio basically.

  5. 13 hours ago, BVC500 said:

    Nice to see another paint company start up with an emphasis on maintaining good service. Although Scale Finishes or Gravity Colors paints are great,  their customer service degraded over time for many modelers.  Fortunately, Zero has been consistent.

    Query: how does the metallic flake size of Splash compare to Gravity Colors? I know Gravity made a big deal of this when they first opened, and their flake size is small, at least compared to Scale Finishes (and maybe even Zero)?

    We have had some big flakes on certain colors on previous releases. (Metallic colors) But all the new releases from here and onward will have scale correct ultra fine flakes.

  6. 43 minutes ago, crowe-t said:

    That's great to hear!  I mainly build American cars.

    Will you have any of the 1970's Ford Blue colors?  I'll need 1974 Ford Bright Dark Blue, Code 3G, Ford Code M5094 for a build.

    Probably not for general release but the custom color will be available for a very reasonable price of $12.99 for 2 oz with no minimum order requirement.

  7. 4 hours ago, crowe-t said:

    I've been using Gravity Colors for a while now but I haven't tried Splash Paints yet.  Splash Paints does need to add more automotive colors, especially US car colors.

    We will have a lot coming within next month!! Hopefully it is enough and we will be offering awesome custom paint solutions that can be shipped off in 1-2 days depending on the order size.

  8. 5 hours ago, jchrisf said:

    How much is the shipping for these paints?

    Hi Chris! 

    We now only offer priority mail because of the unrestricted amount of shipping supply we can use to protect the paints!  Because of recent damages with our packages via first class (even with a lot of bubble wraps), They were arriving with damages so we are going fully with priority mail.  We do not have months of fulfillment time like other do, priority mail will be worth your money.

    As far as the paint goes, any paints that are $6.99 requires a bit more precision when spraying.  They can't be sprayed wet from the first coat so something I would recommend you do is spraying light coats always on primer and be very patient with them.  Usually, 4-5 passes should be able to cover the body fairly well. but once you have 2-3 coats down, you can apply a bit heavier by slowing your hand down rather than adjusting the needle.


    I hope this helped!

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