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Color Changing Paint?

Discussion in 'General' started by IceDigger, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    You know the paint on cars where it shifts colors at each angle you look at it? I am looking for a can of paint for a model I am making of a dodge Viper 2001. Not looking for alot of paint, just enough to get the model painted. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    best bet is to check custom car shops, they usually have stuff like that, or know of where to get it.
  3. archiver

    archiver New Member

    Some body shops keep extra paint left from jobs in case the customer returns to have some touchups; also some shops will retain them to (legally) dispose of them in large amounts (cheaper). So there might be good chance they have some around.
  4. Fabrizo

    Fabrizo New Member

    Sounds like chameleon paint to me. I don't think you would wan't to paint a model car with that, as from what I hear it is extremly expensive.
  5. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    Chromalusion is it!

    Don't care about expense.
  6. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

  7. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    No, but I have nothing better to spend it on.
  8. Cynnamin

    Cynnamin New Member

    From waht I understand, it's called "Mystic" and I think it's Duron that makes it.

    Apparently when soemone wants the job, they have to go to a car shop that is licensed by Duron to paint it AND are not allowed to give samples of the paint, chips, or anything, and have a certain way they have to clean the tools that they use for the job.

    It's like 6 layers of paint or somesuch.

    I have a friend who is into Nopi and he has a car done in that paint job... it seems to "flex" to different colors.

    Cost him around $7k for the whole car.
  9. Nadius

    Nadius Member

    I thought Ice was talking about model cars?
  10. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    He was. However, Cynni mentioned a blanket prohibition on giving out samples. If they're really serious about such a policy, they probably wouldn't do it just because you claim it's for a model car, even if you show them the model car you intend to paint. Of course, if you've got a good friend in the business it's probably a different story...
  11. Nadius

    Nadius Member

    Oh okay, I didn't realize that the paint ice was looking for was for cars only.

    I did some searching, and came up with this mystic faq,


    It says:

    So to get the exact color mystic would be pretty hard, i'm sure, but as it says, there are other similar alternatives...

    edit: that the chrmomalusion you mentioned is and if this guy can paint his model with chromalusion, i'm sure you can too, as for where to get it, I'm stumped.

    (Edited by Nadius at 3:03 am on Mar. 27, 2002)
  12. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    I have a freind in the car body repair shop business whom I just sent an email to. Maybe he can get me some cheap :)
  13. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    ::Hears her name again:: ARG

    Anyways I would LOVE to have a car that changes color in the temp! =D All I know is my License plate in VA was called "Mystics" surprised that wasnt taken lol
  14. Torx

    Torx New Member

  15. Cynnamin

    Cynnamin New Member

    Mystic is the color that looks basically a greenish purple and then "flexes" into a purple/blue/golden/bronze/green/pink haze.

    I wish I still had pix of my friend's car.

    I also wish I remembered more about it.

    It took them almost 2 weeks to do the paint job on his car b/c of the multiple layers of paint.

    I imagine if you could find paint that is like, clear with a slight tint, you might be able to duplicate the effect.
  16. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    Why are you no longer in VA anymore, Mysticales ?
  17. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Family issues had to run to germany to see them.
  18. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    Ah, I thought your family was in the army or something.

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