I have questions. This is is FishMoore's boat, I hope he doesnt mind me using it as an example, but I like the color scheme.
Please look at this thread for reference, it wont let me link the picture.
1) Are these blue flakes against a blue backround color? I tried some blue flakes on a black background on a console, and it wasnt what I wanted, way too dark. I am sanding it back down, all the way. It came out too dark. (And I fouled up the last coat because, well, long story. Talked to Rollo about that though)
2) Is the silver pin stripe in the picture done a) on top of the blue, or did they b) mask off the silver and then do a blue stripe? Seems like it;d have to be b) , but Im asking because I dont know for sure.
3) I forget what I was going to ask. Im so tired of sanding, Its not even funny!
Getting close to the fun stuff though. Starting to think about schemes. I was close to perfection on my first attempt at metalflake ( Just a small area, but lots of contours), and if Id have stayed with straight gel, or waited til it was warmer to spray, it wouldve been perfect. But It still wouldve been sanded back down because of the color.
I've been slack about posting pictures, its a pita to u/l to my pc, then to photobucket, etc. I had a bunch of shots that got corrupted in the camera, turned out all scrambled, p.o.s. wal-mart camera.
But I will try and make an effort to post more pictures.
Im sanding my ass off, have a lot left to go. Thats all gelcoat "slurry" washing down to the bilge.
This was the other day (night) after spraying the console. You can see the color of the blue behind the black background. The console is a work in progress, I just wanted to try my new cup gun. You know how it is when you get a new tool.
This boat was green when I got it, pretty much. The flake is shot.
I think its going to turn out nice when I get done,it's hard to imagine at this stage, but I can see it. Just a lot of hard work left to go, but getting there slowly.