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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:14 pm
Here are the application instructions for the marble effect finish.
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Here is what it will look like when you're finished.


First of all I want to tell you that I used Greek products to achieve this finish if you want more info on the products I used pm me. You can use equivelant products but I don't know if it will look the same , the materials used in this project is a black base , a marble effect paint (silver) ( or try to make it with regular silver paint, it's your choice, it will not look that good though) , plastic warp or 3m nylon (whatever suits you) , candy paint (red) and some clear coat.

Before reading these instructions please make sure that you are familiar with the terms and methodology of paints in general and you have a sufficient background on applying paints for that matter.

IMPORTANT: The surface to be painted must be of one even color before the application of the marble paint, the color of the base will determine the final result, the darker the color of the base coat is the more contrast there will be between the marble paint and the undercoat, the preferred base color is black while other combinations can be made by using different colors as a base.

STEP 1: Reduce your base coat 50-70% with Reducer(slow, normal or fast). Apply 2 layers of the base coat with an interval of 15 minutes. 20 minutes after the last layer of the base coat, the surface is ready to be painted with the marble paint. In case you apply the base coat more than 24 hours after the base coat, the surface must be lightly sanded.

STEP 2: Reduce the marble paint 40-70% with Reducer (fast, normal or slow reducer). Cut a nylon film or a plastic wrap big enough to cover the entire surface that will be painted by exceeding the surface area by 10cm prior to the application of the marble paint. Apply 2-3 layers of the marble paint wet on wet, each with a pattern overlap of 50%. No waiting time. Gently place the nylon film or plastic wrap over the top of the painted surface before the marble paint dries. Then either blow air with your gun or lightly touch the nylon film if no air source is available, this process is to make sure there are enough wrinkles on the paint pattern that has been created by the nylon film. Wait 3-5 minutes before you remove the nylon film or plastic wrap. Allow 30 minutes after the marble effect was applied before you apply a topcoat.

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I've used a silver marble effect paint here.


STEP 3: Reduce a candy paint 40-70% with Reducer (fast, normal or slow). Apply 2-3 layers of the candy paint, each with a pattern overlap of 65-70%. Wait 15 minutes between each layer. Allow 30 or more minutes after the last layer was applied before you apply the final topcoat. Test the surface by lightly touching a spot that you won't be able to see after you unmask the object you are painting before you move on.

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Vibrant Red Candy applied over the marble effect base coat.



STEP 4: Apply clear coat.. well it's pretty self-explenatory from here. :D

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Here is what it will look like when you're finished.


Here are some more pictures:
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Notice how real candy makes a difference?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:37 pm
,,you said,," I used Greek products to achieve this finish" Why is that different from the products they sell in the USA?
What name brand did you use?

Did you paint the items in the pictures? ,,AND,,,did you also take the pictures?

Lets be honest here,,(Just to let you know,,,I have a program for photography that can tell where the pictures came from.)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:00 am
Rick, is that one of those programs that gives the GPS location where the pic was taken? While in school in 2004 for an A+ certification, we were told about these programs being developed, and some successful prototypes that were already available in beta form.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:39 pm
Yeah we are going to need a picture of giorgos holding a spray gun in one hand and a copy of today's Greek newspaper in the other hand so we can validate the date. :rolleyes:

Guys...this is getting ridiculous...you asked the man to post up his photos and his process, and he did. Unless an obviously re-used photo (which these don't appear to be), I think he did what you asked him to do and the right answer here is "thank you".

BTW the plastic wrap deal is not a secret or rocket science...standard stuff...



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:59 pm
chris wrote:Yeah we are going to need a picture of giorgos holding a spray gun in one hand and a copy of today's Greek newspaper in the other hand so we can validate the date. :rolleyes:

Guys...this is getting ridiculous...you asked the man to post up his photos and his process, and he did. Unless an obviously re-used photo (which these don't appear to be), I think he did what you asked him to do and the right answer here is "thank you".

BTW the plastic wrap deal is not a secret or rocket science...standard stuff...


I'll agree a thank you would be enough. :goodpost:



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Happy New Year girogios.
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Happy New Year to you too , yes my name is George I just spelled it differently.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:51 am
hey nice job, i love the look of marble, especially under candy.
i did a job for a mates Harley, a 1985 wideglide from memory, a few yrs ago, was actually the very 1st time i have done a marble, painted 2pak and also candy, lol, was very nervous indeed.
i only used normal basecoat, he couldn't afford the proper marble paint and accessories so we decided to wing it and just see how it went, i used a product called retarder aswell as a slow reducer, the retarder (my mrs says it was me in a tin!!) is sposed to slow the paint right down to give plenty of time to get the effect you want, dunno if it worked or not as we didn't have much time, but oprocess was pretty much the same as above, put down a black base, then 2 wet coats of silver then the plastic wrap, we then gave it another 2 coats of silver and plastic wrap again, this have a really nice ghosted effect for the marble in the 1st go, i then sealed it with 3 coats of 2k clear, let is cure, blocked it back smooth and then hit it with 3 coats of candy red followed by 3 clear, let that cure and then blocked that back and another 3 coats of clear, followed by a color sand and buff, came out real nice, he was gonna show the bike but just ended up sellin it and making a heap of $$.
i will put up some pics of my effort if George?? don't mind??
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