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What paint should I use? 4 months 1 week ago #1

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Can anyone suggest a paint I could use to replicate these wheels?


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What paint should I use? 4 months 1 week ago #2

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Maybe take the wheel to an automotive paint shop and get a can of colour matched spray made. Autopaint do that close to me, $20 for a 400ml can

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What paint should I use? 4 months 1 week ago #3

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Other than getting something expensive like Gravity Colours or Zero Paints from overseas you could try a custom mix of something like tamiya gold leaf and titanium gold.
I have even seen silver with clear yellow over the top used to good effect.



Go for a slightly brighter gold than you want then a light coat of smoke over the top for a more realistic tone.

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What paint should I use? 4 months 1 week ago #4

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Thanks Webby
Wonder what happened to the other post that was here? that had something also helpful but I hadnt had a good look as yet, plus Im sure I responded already...
Gary, can you see if any post have disappeared the last 72 hours? Coz I'm sure I responded to Andrew

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What paint should I use? 4 months 1 week ago #5

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Alclad Pale gold ?
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Maarten wrote: Alclad Pale gold ?

Maarten!! yes it was from you, is alclad pale gold an acrylic? where in NZ can I get it?
That colour looks pretty good

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What paint should I use? 4 months 1 week ago #7

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What paint should I use? 3 months 3 weeks ago #8

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Went to bay hobbies today, and saw they had a pale gold in stock, looks like the tone that would suit
How is lacquer applied compared to acrylic? What ratio etc
Is there lacquer thinner? And to clean airbrush?

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What paint should I use? 3 months 3 weeks ago #10

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Alclad can be quite forgiving, just follow the guidance on the site or the side of the bottle.
Lower air pressure and mist coats to build up to the colour you want.

Cleanup w normal lacquer thinners or alclads own brand of airbrush cleaner.

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What paint should I use? 3 months 3 weeks ago #11

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As webby said Alclad is pretty bullet proof I use it all the time

A few things to remember

- Spray at under 20 psi, its very thin an you'll get a better covering without shooting all the paint at once (ask me how I know)
- Wear a mask and ventilate!!! this stuff is not to go on exposed skin or into your lungs very very bad.
- Don't thin... shake the bottle well.... for a good 30-40 seconds, works better if its a bit warm too.
- Prime with a hard primer, Alclad is really hot and will sometimes bleed into acrylics.
- Don't handle or mask unless its been 24 hours, in fact don't handle with naked fingers at all... use gloves it behaves like metal so you skin acid will leave a mark.
-Tamiya lacquer thinner (yellow top) works like a charm with this stuff ...great for giving the airbrush a proper clean too!

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What paint should I use? 3 months 2 weeks ago #12

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Sprayed the wheels with the Alclad Pale Gold yesterday, really happy with the result.
It goes on so nice and easy
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