Painting With Candy, Flake and Pearl Coat

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Learn how to custom paint and pump out crazy designs from home! Custom paint your car, truck, bike or anything your heart desires. In the short video above we did a Gecko design on the trunk lid.

Here’s How I Did This Custom Paint Job – Painting With Candy, Pearl and Flake…

First, you want to spray your choice of base cost. I chose to spray a white base coat over the trunk. Let dry for about 20-30 minutes.

Second, you would spray clean water through a spray bottle over part of the area that you would want a bubbly or scaly look to appear.

Third, you would spray another color base over the wet beads of water. You can spray as a fade or directly over. As a fade will give you a more natural look. Again, it depends on what look you are trying to achieve.

Let dry until water fully evaporates, you can use a heater or heat gun to speed the process. Be sure not to burn your paint.

Fourth, wet sand the entire area smooth. Use a 2000, 2500 grit paper to cut off rough edges.

Fifth, you will want to clear coat the panel 2 – 3 coats of clear. In the example above we added in an extra step and sprayed 3 coats of candy lime, let that cure and flash, followed by another 2 coats of plain clear with a little micro sequence flake in it.

Painting with candy, flakes and pearls are amazing. You can mix up any custom look you desire. Let your imagination run wild and create a look that nobody else has!

That’s it, it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it…

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You can do things like this to anything you want to customize. A car, bike, boat, Xbox gaming system. Anything. Let your imagination run wild.

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19 thoughts on “Painting With Candy, Flake and Pearl Coat”

    • Hi,

      I like to know the names of stuff you use there. Pimer – which one, Putty – Which one and so on. But, your work is fantastic.

      • Cool, I explain all of this with intense detail in the VIP course. It’s all laid out step-by-step. There are many different products that you can use and it depends on what you are doing.

  1. WOW bro, that was amazing and it looked so simple. I thought that the bubbles were actual water bubbles…wayyy cool.

  2. Tony,
    makes me want to airbrush little sharks and sting rays and different color fish with blues and greens as base and second. Now I know this is not cool in the traditional sense of your bad a$$ cars, but I still like it.

  3. Nice Tony! who would have thought just by spraying plain ole’ water you could achieve a great effect like that.

    Keep’em coming

  4. I would like to airbrush a 2,5m x 0,6m panel with basecoat colours onto basecoat and then clear coat the whole panel, but I don’t think I can finish the airbrushing in one day. I have been told that I must clear coat after about 30 minutes of applying the basecoat or else the clear coat will flake off. Can you help in this regard.
    Thanks Dennis

  5. I liked the video a lot thanks for showing it to us. Most guys keep their secrets to themselves, but you are different. You teach what you know to others. That’s very kind of you. I Wish you all the best Tony thanks again for the video!


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