Spraying Candy Paint can be tricky even to an experienced painter but will give you a finish that can be achieved with no other paint, there are a few different ways of going about the process and I will take you through 2 methods that I find work well, I am not a professional at candy paint application but always have a bit of fun trying out these cool custom paints, so check out this video and follow the procedure I have found works best, if you feel there is something I could have done to improve then feel free to let me and others know by adding a comment below.
How to Spray Candy Paint
by The Gunman | Dec 16, 2015 | News
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great vid as always gunman, learned a lot though yr vids and reviews…. the red looks fantastic, the blue looks to dark for me as though its lost its transparency, i know its a test panel and like you said it may need to be flow coated to really give it that depth…. i wonder if maybe in the blue it would be possible to lower the mix to 25 or poss even 20 grams in the clear to bring in that transparency and pull the silver through more… or would that not be recommended and have a negative effect
Excellent vid gunny. I’m about to do my Honda VFR800 in candy blue. I have been told that once I have applied the candy to wait 2 weeks before flow coating, any thoughts on that?
So you mean, base silver then 2-3 coats candy mixed with clear then wait 2 weeks?
I’d follow every step I did here but do an extra 2 coats of clear after the candy then leave it in the sun for a week then flow coat, yes if you have the time leave it 2 weeks, this will help the solvents release from the clear and less chance of solvent boil and lose gloss over time.
Yes mate. Silver base, then candy mixed with clear, with the 2 extra coats of clear as you suggest and then wait 2 weeks to flow coat. Unfortunately no sun here in cold damp UK.
You enjoying Thailand? I love the place : )
Yep that’s the way to go man, loving it in Thailand so far just having a break and getting this website up to scratch and making loads of videos. Let us know how the job goes.
Hi Gunman, I have been told I require the following to full respray on a VL Calais.
8 litres of Silver Flare, 8 litres of Sapphire Blue Candy, 8 litres of Reducer, plus 7 litres of clear.
This seems a lot of product considering formulas etc.
Could you please advise what sort of amounts you would use.
hi beautiful color, can i ask what is the code of this colour?
because in italy doesn’t exist candy color, so can you said me the ingredients?
i hope you can hel p me