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Old 09-13-2023, 08:25 AM
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Questions?? Backing Light Colors with Black

Can you experienced painters help me process conflicting info?

I have always been told to start with dark colors and work your way to light. This is due to dark colors bleeding through light. However, most of the pro painters back all of their paint with black. It adds to a very clean look. So what keeps the black from bleeding through the light colors? Any special sealer needed? Or just a specific dry-time between coats. (Doing a multi-color paintjob with rattle cans, if that makes a difference.)
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backing something with pearl white will make it brighter to the eye. Backing with black will darken or make the color a darker shade if that makes sense.
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the multiple coats will make the color withstand the black bleed through with backing in black.
you will want 3-4 coats to make the color stick and stand.
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Can you experienced painters help me process conflicting info?

I have always been told to start with dark colors and work your way to light. This is due to dark colors bleeding through light. However, most of the pro painters back all of their paint with black. It adds to a very clean look. So what keeps the black from bleeding through the light colors? Any special sealer needed? Or just a specific dry-time between coats. (Doing a multi-color paintjob with rattle cans, if that makes a difference.)
hitting it with a coat of silver before the black final coat will keep the color vibrant and the black wonít flash through the silver ie: color design-white-silver-black. Personally I stop at silver as my final coat so as to make it easier to see inside the body.
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Iíve seen a few painters actually back it with grey (makes sense as itís a neutral color), but to your point, yes - you should start with darker colors and work your way lighter. You can always opt to back it with a dark color, but I would still hit it with a white layer before-hand if light colors dominate your livery. Many brighter colors, although opaque, will be affected by any colors backing them.

In my personal experience (from using Pactra back in the day) I didnít like backing with Silver. For on road bodies, a silver backed body had a knack for picking up crazy amounts of dirt and dust! Black or White did a much better job of repelling it. As a matter of fact? The latest TC body I painted was backed with the very last can of Pactra white I had left.
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