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kpnuts

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Alclad candy colours warning
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:14:44 PM »


Hi all for those of you who use these colours DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Here is my Traction Avant after very little time in the sun, it went from this.




To this




And it's not confined to candy orange this is how the red looks after the same period in the sun
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Re: Alclad candy colours warning
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 08:30:28 PM »

Thanks for the warning Ken. I imagine the layer of paint is too thin to T-Cut back to its original quality?
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Re: Alclad candy colours warning
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 10:08:01 AM »

candy's unless you use a ultraviolet protective lacquer it will fade in sun light.When you use candy paint you have to first put a reflective base coat then put the candy over the top if you use non ultraviolet lacquer in time the candy will fade away all together and only the base coat  ground coat color will be left.candy is transparent it sparkle because of the base ground coat it can last between 1 and 5 years if you use a good lacquer t cut will only fade it as it will thin the lacquer covering the transparent candy :((  never use t cut on lacquer covered paint as it will dull it use farecla 3g
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