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Painting to make it look like Carbon Fiber

Old 02-12-2007, 08:04 PM
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hey guys im trying to get a CF hood on my next car, but when i went to the LHS they didnt have a charcol color. im using rattle cans, and have a black and not sure what the other color should be, any suggestions? also, do you guys put any colors over the final result behind the black/charcol to add clean finished look? i heard a silver would look good underneath, but wasnt too sure, wasnt listening very closely
Old 02-13-2007, 04:21 AM
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totaly agree, for everyone the more information you can find or get the better
been doing this myself on real cars and Guitars Helmets Choppers,and just about anything that will stay still long enough for me to paint it for almost 30years!! and still "Learning"....
so many Talneted artist out there....i see so much stuff that just "Blows Me Away" !!
because it is different......many do not feel theres are any good??? not true..because it is yours you see as your doing it....but there all Unique in a great way.....
best bet "Experiment with Colors" that is the fun part, Oh, almost forgot
for all those that use Water based paints....please keep in mind they are NOT NON-TOXIC the water based Binder is not TOXIC......the Pigments still are....so keep this in mind and do wear a mask any kind!!
your "Lungs" are the only ones you have!!!
also check out Autoaircolors.com (even see some of our stuff too )
if buying the Faskolor it's the "Raw" form bought from Cretex the manufacture of this type of paint Cretex is "AutoAir".....so if you buy from autoair you'll save a bunch as well...
as the parma ones are i think 2 ounces??? the AutoAir 8 ounces bottles cost about the same as the "Little" parma bottles.......
and there made to work with AirBrushes...parma gets the Raw base and puts in a bottle and calls it a day.......not to say it is not good??? just not very good to use in Airbrushes....
you would use this in bigger "Air Guns" to cover bigger areas.....
and be sure to use the 4300 series reducer...
4003 Auto Air Reducer - Binder Use with smaller sized airbrushes and for operating at reduced pressures. Reducer is a lower viscosity binder made to thin Auto Air Colors with a lesser volume of binder needed than thinning with Transparent Base would require.
as some may have noticed having to keep "bumping Up the Air Pressure" with the parma stuff...
because it's like a "Thick MilkShake" this was not designed to be used in airbrushes with tips of .5 or smaller....example most of the Iwata's used by most Automotive guys there tips are .35 and for the Custom Microns wow you dont even want to know....
many will use "Windex" as a reducer??? well..it is ok??? will work but you'll never catch a Automotive painter using it....it is like playing russian roulett with th Binding "Properties" of the paint itself....if you do and feel that is the only thing that works regardless what the "Professionals Say" be sure to use a Hair dryer as hot as it can take it to be sure it "Cures"
not the best thing IR heaters are best but....that is the best recommendation
if you "Have To use Windex" (or feel the pros do not know what there talking about)

for carbon fiber??
just about anything will work to get the pattern...
Oh, also get a what they call is a "Color Wheel" this will help to make some colors...
just about any automotive "Retailer" will hae one....
sometimes we'll use even small pieces of "Window Screen"........
the drywall tape will work real good too......
now depending on the way you want it to look???
with R/C carbon fiber look...(areospace Carbon fiber looks alot different)
but hit usually with a black or dark charcoal first....then a "Silver" or lighter grey..
but hey i hope some of this canhelp everyone........
also if anyone has any questions let us know too at:
Razorgrafix2@hotmail.com
or visit us at RGXRacing.com
Old 02-17-2007, 01:37 PM
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Default RE: Painting to make it look like Carbon Fiber

ive got my paint ready, body ready, and all i need is my kitchen liner but i cant seem to find it! where do you guys go to get them, and what do you ask for? kitchen liner seems a bit too vague for people to know what im talking about. thanks guys, cant wait to finish up my body with the CF on it!
Old 02-17-2007, 03:53 PM
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Default RE: Painting to make it look like Carbon Fiber

go to Big lots, walmart, target , etc. and ask for kitchen drawer liner or hardware drawer liner.
Like this:


I spray the Black first and follow up with charcoal metallic, the gold and copper mixed in sounds cool, I may tru it next time.

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Old 02-19-2007, 09:34 PM
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Ok, so here is my try at the cf look along with the marble. Mine is the purple one, the marble didnt come out right, the painter didnt back it with the right color (I was the painter) and the blue one is my brothers.
I think it turned out ok, just need to practice more.
Old 07-19-2007, 08:32 AM
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Grocker do you remove the wrap afterwords lol ? or do u just leave it in ?
Old 10-31-2007, 10:42 AM
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Hello from Spain.
This is my first post because my english itĀ“s very simple.

I need buy this

In spain we havenĀ“t this.
Serious somebody so amiable to send or to obtain to me that to me? A site where to buy it by Internet?

ThankĀ“s every body.
Old 11-02-2007, 10:12 AM
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ORIGINAL: yapahoe

Hello from Spain.
This is my first post because my english itĀ“s very simple.

I need buy this

In spain we havenĀ“t this.
Serious somebody so amiable to send or to obtain to me that to me? A site where to buy it by Internet?

ThankĀ“s every body.
[link=http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Rolls-GRIP-IT-Drawer-Liner-Mat-for-Snap-On-Tool-Box_W0QQitemZ150178341782QQihZ005QQcategoryZ42363Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Rolls-GRIP-IT-Drawer-Liner-Mat-for-Snap-On-Tool-Box_W0QQitemZ150178341782QQihZ005QQcategoryZ42363Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/link]
Old 11-07-2007, 12:27 PM
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ooohhh yeahh...!!!

ItĀ“s great... thank you very much...!!!
Old 11-08-2007, 12:39 PM
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I need your help.

This provider only ship to EEUU and Canada :-( and IĀ“m from spain.

Some person can help me some how please????

I nedd your help.
Old 11-23-2007, 01:02 PM
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Hi, i'm starting to paint carbon fiber and make custom parts for cars and if you want me to paint it i'll do it for free just give me money for shipping and send me the shell, but up to you pm me if you want more details, and WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT TAKE THE BLANK SHEETS they don't work well....oh i need money for supplies 5$ should cover it but S+H and 5$ should be like 20$ max i live in ME/NH USA.
Old 07-29-2008, 01:56 AM
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Default RE: Painting to make it look like Carbon Fiber

bumping an old thread but....
anyone who has painted nice looking carbon w/ rattlecans, please fill me in.
what colour did you use for the lighter? silver? grey?
can you show a pic of the results?
thanks!
Old 07-30-2008, 01:28 AM
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bump!
has no one used spray paint to make great looking carbon fiber?
Old 07-30-2008, 11:03 AM
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not sure what moderators problem is... feeling the need to delete my post and question....
bumping is not allowed? everytime someone posts, it bumps...

my question is... to anyone who uses spray cans to paint carbon fiber, could you please tell me
what colour you use for the charcoal?
it seems my only options available are silver or grey. just curious what colour you used for the best results!
thanks
c
Old 07-31-2008, 01:06 PM
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Default RE: Painting to make it look like Carbon Fiber

theres another guy on a different forum but he made his body out of real carbon fiber, looks sooooooo sweet!!! if you want ill try and find a pic for you!
Old 08-01-2008, 03:20 PM
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Default RE: Painting to make it look like Carbon Fiber

so can you do this with regular spray cans instead of an airbrush?
Old 08-01-2008, 07:59 PM
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so can you do this with regular spray cans instead of an airbrush?

yes....
but im thinking that the sticker option may end up being the better choice for me....
im just looking at doing a hood
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nice ferarri

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