Painting carbon bonnet/hood

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  • June 21, 2011 at 12:06 am #31366

    Hi guys i want to paint a carbon bonnet/hood, in uk i really used clear over water base, but told to get the effect i need to tint the clear. I would like it close to the toyota colour 1c0 any idea what the best why to get this effect:

    June 21, 2011 at 3:14 am #31368

    yes all your doing is applying a candy over the carbon fiber. a little house of kolor tangerine candy dye in your clear and it will come out just like that. here is a link of a car i painted a couple years ago. look at the picture of the front of the hood. that was the same yellow candy i used on the car but over the carbon section in the center.

    June 21, 2011 at 11:15 am #31372

    thanks mate, colour of the car is not candy its toyota 1C0 champain sliver colour want it close to that ass poss

    June 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm #31374

    So, Are you trying to say that you want a actual silver carbon fiber, or painted to look like Carbon fiber?

    June 22, 2011 at 12:05 am #31378

    tint it sliver i think worked it out 5% colour in the clear i been told

    June 22, 2011 at 7:23 am #31398

    you cant tint it silver since silver isn’t a color. to tint the carbon it would need to be an actual color. silver reduced down would just look like small flakes over the carbon. probably just end up looking dirty. you need to use a candy dye in your clear. they are available in a whole array of colors.

    June 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm #31403

    You could do a laminate of Silver Hexcel Texalium over your existing part. Similar to Carbon fiber, but fiberglass based, and really close to the color you are looking for.

    You can get it in raw cloth too for really compound curves.

    June 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm #31472

    thank you for your help i post pics off test cards once i done it.

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