Post by unforgiven on Oct 15, 2011 19:06:00 GMT -8
OK, did a Lil experiment, today, thanks to Arotarot, I got me a bottle of this stuff, thanks man I owe you one, anyway, I tried it with the Duplicolor gloss black base coat, needless to say, all I got was a great black chrome finish, that was after buffing and 3 coats of powder, then I gave silver a shot, well that went right into the toilet, so the next thing I had was, Duplicolor metal spec silver, had I taken the time, to smooth the paint on the s p o o n before applying the clear, I think it would of been perfect chrome, I will post pictures tomorrow, for you all to see, and then let yourselves decide.
OH, and by the way why cant I spell sthingy? ( S P O O N )
Post by unforgiven on Oct 18, 2011 14:00:26 GMT -8
OK, here are the pictures as promised, now both s p o o n s were, primer'd, then wet sanded, 3 coats of base, then wet sanded, then 3 coats of dupli-color high gloss acrylic enamal, these as you can see are indoor shots, and 3 times with the powder, before buffing with a cotton ball, do NOT be fooled by the nice crome look of the black base s p o o n, as it is much darker then the picture portrays.....
DUPLI-COLOR, METAL SPEC SILVER, BASE
DUPLI-COLOR GLOSS BLACK,BASE
more like this, a Lil darker, hmmmmm, maybe I need to go to the photo lab,
OUTSIDE SHOT WITH THE SUN BEHIND ME, EXPLAIN THIS TO ME PLEASE, gotta be something to do with my camera?
Update: The chroming powder will come off the metal spec silver, yes before you guys, all say it must be the base, or the clear, the clear is the same on both s p o o n s, the only thing different is the base coat, color...[/color]
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2011 15:17:58 GMT -8 by unforgiven
Your camera is most likely set to auto-exposure mode (assuming it has settings) or is permanently auto-exposure. That means it's going to read the total amount of light in the frame and adjust the scene to show approximately the same amount of total light in each picture. Your indoor pictures are against a medium background with either an incandescent or fluorescent indoor light. The outside pictures have a white background with the sun as a source of illumination. The camera will either use a faster exposure or a smaller lens opening to reduce the total light in the outdoor picture, making the sthingys look darker. How do they look to your eyes in and outdoors (compared to the background)? Have you tried shooting against a darker background outside? Have you taken pictures of a real piece of chrome or other shiny metal (like a metal sthingy) in the same circumstances? If this doesn't provide enough of an explanation, we can delve into the theoretical difference between eyes and cameras and the way they "see" light and color.
Post by unforgiven on Apr 22, 2012 14:09:25 GMT -8
I still have mine, I have also seen on one of the forums, where the guy used a gloss blue base, around the trim, and what not, or was it on youtube? I cant remember, if I can find it again I will post a link here for you guys, but you can look on youtube, just search Kosutte-Ginsan..
Now I have a new camera, I will have to post some shots of what I got, see if it makes any difference, but go ahead and look it up, like I said looks shiny and chromey in pictures, but in eye ball vision looks like a nice black chrome...
I will say this tho, well worth the money if you can find it, I could just be using the wrong base type, as I only use Dupli-Color paint, some one told me to use enamal base, I dunno, but if you can get it, get it, its still a kewl option to use., but I would look it up first, and see what kinda base type would help this stuff have a better result....
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2012 14:15:09 GMT -8 by unforgiven