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Final paint scheme

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Which paint scheme is best?

Scheme 1
1
20%
Scheme 2
3
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Scheme 3
1
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Final paint scheme

Unread postAuthor: Lucas_Pukas » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:12 pm

Ok, so my combustuion cannon is up and shooting (very well I might add!) And now it is time to give it a few shots of color. I just hate the look of plain PVC. I am going to spray some custom graphics and/or lettering in various places. With that in mind, here is what I have been thinking:

Scheme 1
Lay a base coat of flat black. Mask of the letters/designs and spray those in a bright orange, yellow, lime green etc. Mask off the letters again, and spray the cannon in a corresponding bright color (not the same as letters/design obviously). Leave the flash supressor in the flat black.

Scheme 2
Lay the same base coat, but spray the letters in a metallic silver. Re-mask letters and spray cannnon in a midnight blue metallic and lay a final coat of Candy Purple. Leave flash supressor flat black.
[NOTE] I have sprayed this on scrap PVC and it looks totally awesome!

Scheme 3
Use chameleon paint and paint the whole cannon the same color. As cool as this would be, it would suck to get a scratch...Can't do touch-up paint with the chameleon paint :?


Those are my ideas thus far. Feel free to tell me what you think or if you have any other ideas. Input is greatly appreciated!
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test paint1.jpg
This is the scheme I think I am going to spray. This is basically Scheme 2 withought letters.
test paint2.jpg
Same test piece, just a different angle. This one shows more of the Candy purple
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Unread postAuthor: cardinals08 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:30 pm

allthough sheme 3 would be cool, I think number to would look awesome. I think I might change the purple to something else, or if it was a really dark purple it would be cool.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:00 am

THIS IS LONG WINDED I HOPE IT HELPS


remasking the lettering is time consumimg and to be detailed about it is going to be hard to do.

if you do it that way your tape can peel the new paint/mess up your lettering, use stincels/ made of mylar or dura-lar/cleanable for future use, (i'm makeing my own, not to hard), i get mine from this guy http://cgi.ebay.com/Airbrush-Stencil-Ma ... dZViewItem

if you want a good looking offset of graphics start with the biggest area to be painted 1st, then next biggest/so on so on

when useing pearls/candy/chameleon/transparent paints you should use a top coat/clear coat


the problem with that is clear coat is going to crack after time, expanding and contracting chamber, maby even after 1st shot

look at this painting im trying to sell on ebay only to show how shiney clear coated transparents get when you top coat them http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :TB16:US:4 these paints always dry dull/no shine

the paint scheme is all blue, then green, then op. black, then used tinting white for the clouds, all colors except white/black are transparent/multi coated for deph. on the back side of the glass i used silver alumium for my base coat, (because its glass i can put base coat on the back)

TECH TIP---most base coats are light colored, darks are hard to cover
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Unread postAuthor: Urban Ninja » Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:27 am

Scheme 3 sounds the best obviously but I would be scared to scratch it. I would go for that or 1. 1 is safer and would feel better about using it more often.
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Unread postAuthor: Lucas_Pukas » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:58 am

Ok, I dont know how I screwed the post before this one up, and cant figure out how to delete it. Sorry.

So this is the final product (without the letters...don't have time right now). Anyway, hope you like it. The blue looks pretty bright in the pics, but that sbecause the metallic flake in the paint really picked up the flash.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... b4ed013242
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