Join Date: May 2003
Difference between pearl and candy paint job? -
10-30-2010, 04:36 PM
Alright, so my son has outgrown his tricycle that I custom painted for him, so this Christmas he is getting a custom painted bike with training wheels. Looking at the piant colors from Auto Air Colors (same paints I used last time), they have pearl, metallic, and candy.
Since he loves the Cars movie, I was going to go with a Lighting McQueen color scheme most likely. They have pearlized red, pearlized black, candy apple red, and candy black. My question is: what is the difference between a pearl and candy paint job? If I recall, a pearl paint job changes color slightly depending on the angle of view. So what is a candy paint job? I have heard of them, but don't recall actually ever seeing one.
Unfortunately, they don't have metallic black, otherwise I would be doing a metallic black and metallic red paint scheme. I like these paints because they are water based (low fumes, etc.), come in small amounts (4 oz), and fairly easy to work with.
Any insight/photos appreciated of pearl and/or candy paint jobs.