Kustom Paintwork by Kev Reilander
Part 5 - Kandy...Of all the different kustom paints available, Kandy is by far the most difficult to get right.
For the application of Kandy, it is of the utmost importance that you use a good condition spray gun. The fan pattern of the gun must be even from top to bottom, with none of the heavy spots which are sometimes found in the top and bottom areas of the fan. If your gun produces heavy spots anywhere in the fan, then this will result in banding in your Kandy finish.
Kandy is a translucent paint, therefore the more coats that you apply, the darker shade of kolor will be achieved. Another factor in how your Kandy will look when finished is the kolor of the base coat. For instance, if you apply a red Kandy on a blue base, you will end up with a shade of purple.
For newcomers to Kandy, it is good advise to choose a base that is similar to the Kandy.
MIXING & APPLICATION
Make sure you have rinsed, dried and tacked your panels off first.
Allow at least 14 days before polishing. When totally cured, you should be
able to press your finger nail on the paint without leaving a mark.
If you have applied Kandy on top of flake, return to the flake tech (part 4) for lacquer build up......
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