Backing Pactra "Indy" Silver

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Old 03-24-2011, 03:21 PM
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If I were to back Pactra's "Indy" Silver with black, would that darken up the color any? I am really trying to get a charcoal or gunmetal color, but cannot seem to locate Tamiya's gunmetal spray paint anywhere, and do not own an airbrush to mix the colors I need.

Any other options anyone can think of?

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None that I can think of with out mixing colors and using an airbrush...you will just have to spay a light coat or two of indy silver and then back it with black to darken it some and hope for the best. For best results try heating up the silver before you paint like set it in a bowl of warm/hot water for a couple minutes to make it flow better and spray "lighter".

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If I were to back Pactra's "Indy" Silver with black, would that darken up the color any? I am really trying to get a charcoal or gunmetal color, but cannot seem to locate Tamiya's gunmetal spray paint anywhere, and do not own an airbrush to mix the colors I need.

Any other options anyone can think of?

Thanks!
A light coat of silver followed by black MAY??? give you the shade you are looking for. Try on some scrap pieces of lexan. Good Luck!!!!
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I'll try those suggestions on some scrap. I actually just found about a quarter of a can of the gunmetal I had from a project about 10 years ago. Any chance it may still be good???
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I'll try those suggestions on some scrap. I actually just found about a quarter of a can of the gunmetal I had from a project about 10 years ago. Any chance it may still be good???
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Bummer!
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