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Shading on Natural Metal Finish
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Member Since: November 18, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 07:55 AM UTC
OK, so I've got a base coat of Alcald Aluminium on Daddy Rabbit and I was thinking of spraying some of the other panels with different shades of Alclad but after looking through my research it looks to me that there not that much difference or not any at all.

So my question is to shade or not to shade?

What do you guys and gals think on this subject?

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North Carolina, United States
Member Since: January 13, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 11:37 AM UTC
You can still shade Allen. Just use a thinned down( like a 80% thinner to 20% paint) color such as a smoke, dark grey or even a burnt umber along some of the panel lines and cerrtain places that have the airflow. The "stain" wil then change the shade of the color subtly.