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Old 06-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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I was under the impression you normally back Metallic paint on bodies with silver. But I am using tamiya PS59 dark metallic blue and I wanted it a darkest blue as I can get it. So was going to back it in black....

Anyone see any issues?

Sorry, I have been advised by the thread police this post should be in the painting section. My bad. But hey, I was painting an electric on road car.
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I was under the impression you normally back Metallic paint on bodies with silver. But I am using tamiya PS59 dark metallic blue and I wanted it a darkest blue as I can get it. So was going to back it in black....

Anyone see any issues?
no,go for it
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you'd get more responses in the painting forum.
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Thanks, I've moved it. And my thread police comment was not directed at you, but my mate who let me have it ....😳
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I've had issues with Tamiya paints before, more specifically the metallic/flourescents and the backing black bleeding through them. I stopped using Tamiya for various reasons, that being one. Anyways, even after 4 coats of the color on one body I had the black backing bleed though.
Last time I used Tamiya paints I did 2 coats of the color, backed by one light coat of metallic silver to give it a little extra pop and then hit it with black with no bleed through.
Typically, if you use a dark color, you'll back it with black, if you use a lighter color, back it with plain silver white. Using metallic silver/silver flake between the color and backing helps give the color a little extra pop, or a lot if you do a heavy coat.
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Personally, I'd stick with silver. Backing with black just introduces risk of bleed. If you're set on trying black to darken the overall effect just take extra care to get a good even coverage of your metallic layer. I'd say four light coats... gotta be light.
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just use a darker silver to back if you wanna go darker. a pearlized black would also work.
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Thanks, I've moved it. And my thread police comment was not directed at you, but my mate who let me have it ....😳
No worries. I only suggest there because thats where you will get advice from the guys who are painting every day. good luck with getting the results you want.
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Thanks for the input. I'm actually trying to get a dark blue to do a 2012 Williams F1 and dark blue paints are hard to come by here...

Anyway, I have enough to think about now.
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