CANDY VS METALLIC

We often get asked what the difference is. The picture tells all. Metallic paint contains an additive of metallic flakes in the paint. This produces the coloured shimmer we all see on metallic painted cars. Candy is totally different. The effect is a more ‘3d’ see-through look. It is a more vibrant colour which changes at different angles. The process of application is more complex too. The under coat is usually a shiny metallic silver of gold colour. The topcoat of this a tranlucent colour, in this example red, which is applied over the top allowing the base colour to ‘pop’ through.

When you ask for metallic or candy finish please provide your sprayer with a sample of what you want. Pictures are hard to analyse. The outcome can be very different!