Monday, April 07, 2008

Paint Step 4: Chromallusion Pure Fire - Step III, IV, V...

Today's the day... Chromallusion Pure Fire paint was actually applied to N252Q! Our Extreme Exterior Makeover is nearing completion.

The Chromallusion process is quite complex. It takes several applications of paint in a very specific order to get the color shifting effect.

The first step in the process is to apply the DuPont gray primer. This is applied after the entire area is completely sanded and perfectly cleaned.

After the gray coat is baked and dried, the next step is to apply gloss black. This color is what gives CI its depth. The illusion is somewhat like looking into infinity.

The next step is to apply the $1000/pint Chromallusion paint. This is a step you do not want to mess up. The slightest imperfection will require everything to be stripped and painted again.

The final step in the process is to apply the clear coat, which brings out the deep color shifting high-gloss effect of the paint.

Pay particular attention to the colors the camera picked up. This is the same paint that is applied on all of the colored surfaces below, but depending on how the light hits it you see a different color/effect. Pure Fire paint shifts form a deep red/maroon color through to gold.

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