Thursday, November 02, 2006

Color Change Paint Job




I spotted another car with one of those awesome paint jobs that change colors are you drive past. I used to see one with a different set of hues parked in from of a local vinyl liner pool company here in Gulf Shores.
This is what I'd like on my VW Thing, but I want coral and peach shades so it look like a woman's fingernail polish rack at the nail salon.
Anyone know anything about this type of paint job ? What is it called ? What's it cost. Where do you go to get it ?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aunt Lundy, this type of paint job costs alot of money. However, i think that's pretty much th only color scheme that is available. You may be able to find more info, but for some reason, i think those are the only two colors that catch sunlight the right way to morph together. In all honesty, go find a guy with a souped up Honda hatchback with a gaudy spoiler and huge exhaust pipe muffler. He'll be on the strip along the beach at GulfShores. He'll be wering a bandana on his head and a dirty white tank-top, with shiny fake silver necklaces. He'll know where to find out about the paint job you desire. Hope that helps! Cya. HS

Anonymous said...

Or you could buy a thousand bottles of the nail polish you like! This would be a big project, but knowing you - you could do it! They even have topcoat (nail polish) with UV protectant. Maybe you could contact the manufacturer and get a volume discount. From what I understand, a large part of the cost of what we buy is from packaging. So maybe you could get a barrel of irridescent peach and pink nail polish for cheap! Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Here you go. House of Kolor has what you want. The best quality stuff goes for about $600-$800/gallon. There are a couple colors: Red/Gold, Cyan/Purple, Silver/Green, Silver/Purple, Magenta/Gold, Gold'Silver, Purple/Orange, and Blue/Red. Apparently, i was misinformed. Here's the link

http://www.hokpaint.com/scripts/depot.exe?pgm=hokkameleon.bbx

Happy painting, HS

Anonymous said...

there are actually 3 comments posted but they didn't "register" or whatever.

Anonymous said...

oooops, now they did.

Anonymous said...

If you get this done, you might want to buy a set of rims for it since the rims you have on now might not look right with the paint. There are alot of nice ones out there that don't look like the tacky ones teens buy. But yes this type of paint job is expensive and you'll need to shop around for an auto painting expert who can do this well.

Lundy said...

so y'all think my rims need attention !!!
I am concerned about having this paint job done south of the 'salt line' . I am afraid that salt in the atmosphere will be trapped under the paint and eventually rust thru. That is what seems to have happened to my porch lanterns that I had bead-blasted and powder coated. They are just one huge rust mess and will have rusted completely thru in a year or so.