Tricks or tips
Anytime you are experimenting or trying something new (i.e.:
you are custom mixing Shimrin base coat colors to create new
colors, applying a Pearl or Kandy over a different base color
than the samples shown in the CC-100 Color Card, or trying
a new effect that you just read or heard about), do a test
spray out panel so you'll know what to expect when you get
to work on your project.
When using Marblizer, try applying it in layers to create
depth. Spray your first layer of Marblizer and use a thin
millage plastic such as plastic wrap to achieve a fine tight
pattern in your first texture effect. Allow 30 minutes to
dry. Apply a second coat of Marblizer, and this time use a
thicker plastic such as a painter's drop cloth to create a
larger texture pattern allowing you to see the finer pattern
underneath. This gives a lot of depth to your paint finish.
You could also use different colors of Marblizer for each
layer. Be sure to do a test panel before painting you project.
If you want to use Kandy colors to paint graphics and artwork
on your custom project, try using the Kandy Koncentrates mixed
with SG-100 instead. This will give you up to 12 hours to
topcoat, faster tape times between layers and thinner millage.
When using SG-100 always keep your number of coats to a minimum.
Too many coats of SG-100 stacked together can cause splitting.
(See the SG-100 Tech. Sheet for more information).
When trying to achieve a blend from one Shimrin base coat
color into another, use SG-100 as a let down base to desaturate
the pigment and allow a more gradual fade from one color to
the other. Using SG-100 in this way can also help achieve
an undetectable blend on a repair job that was done in a PBC,
FBC or BC base coat.
For your first few UK Kandy paint jobs, use a similar base
coat color to the color of the Kandy you have chosen to topcoat
with. This will decrease the possibility of blotching or streaking
in the Kandy. When spraying a UK Kandy, always apply 5 to
7 coats of the Kandy for best results and color hold out.