swirled metal look?

Old 01-11-2005, 12:50 AM
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does any one have any ideas about how to make swirled metal looking paint.....u know like it has been ground to bare metal....i'm working on a body with a ripped paint job but i want to showbare metal under the rips(like the paint is just flying off the car).............the only idea iv come up with so far is to take a large brush and just swirl it in the wet paint but i'm not sure if that wil actually work right..........any other ideas?
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Spray a heavy coat of grey, use a brillow pad and pack teh texture, then back it with either a lighter or darker silver
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Originally posted by charlie_b
Spray a heavy coat of grey, use a brillow pad and pack teh texture, then back it with either a lighter or darker silver
Just an idea...

If you sand the lexan before applying alclad chrome paint, It make give it the look your looking for.

I haven't done it myself, but I've heard from people who have accidently sanded a body before using chrome that it looks like brushed metal. The chrome paints show each scratch like that - which is why if you want it to look chrome, you don't want to sand it.
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What TSR said I usually use a Brillo pad and try to keep even straight strokes to give a brushed appearance. Or swirl to give a machined appearance.

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Take a dremell with a wire wheel and do little circles with it,then spray the chropm. looks just like one of those allumnimum trailers you see on the hi way.
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Originally posted by Difuser
What TSR said I usually use a Brillo pad and try to keep even straight strokes to give a brushed appearance. Or swirl to give a machined appearance.

What's up Charlie I was down in your neck of the woods on Saturday doing some White water rafting
I stopped by SoCal and saw a few familiar faces around
i was painting=( no life for me!!!! Ya should have given me a call man!! anyway...talk to ya soon bro!
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does anyone happen to have any pics of this done.......i would like to know how it actually looks b4 i try it.......but anyways thanks for the ideas guys
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Originally posted by h22ah
does anyone happen to have any pics of this done.......i would like to know how it actually looks b4 i try it.......but anyways thanks for the ideas guys
Just try it on a 2 liter bottle first and see if you like it.
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If you are talking about "machine turned" finishes, you can achieve that by scuffing the inside of the body with 3M Scotchbrite pads. I would use a cordless drill (Dremel is way too fast), and a Craftsman die grinder cutoff wheel. Cut a 3M pad into a round shape (you can use a pop can as a template, or something smaller for smaller wheel turns), and then rubber cement the pad toi the grinder cutoff. Chuck it into the drill and make your patterns. You should definitely test it out on a salad clamshell or other clear plastic throw-away, if for nothing else but to get a rhythm going. Back it with chrome or satin silver, and you've got a pretty cool look.



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