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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know anything about optically variable ink on cars? Y'know that paint job that looks green/purple/gold depending on what angle you're looking at it from? I can't find any information on it on the Internet, much less which paint shops might have this type of paint.

If anyone could provide me with ANY information, that'd be great. It doesn't have to be automobile-related either, it could be say, a general paint shop that does this kind of coating/work, etc.

Thanks in advance!
 

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The Return of the Red Coupe
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Any paintshop should be able to do it.
 

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Its called chameleon paintjob, PPG has several different shades, but they all need a black basecoat to spray on. and prices are about 400USdollars/0.47liters (pint) for the chameleon coating. And not all bodyshops can do it.
 

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What do you have in mind?

Check out Createx Auto Airbrush paints, and chemicals (bonding agents etc)
 

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The Return of the Red Coupe
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correction.. any DECENT WELL KNOWN paintshop should be able to do it. :)
 

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Flashmn, do you know if this type of paint can be applied to anything? Specifically, flexible material, material that will constantly be flexing?
With a degree, using plastic primer.

If you dont have to paint the whole car, Motip makes a paintkit called "motip mirage" has several different shades and comes in a pack with the black base paint. Might wanna search for that. Might be a bit cheaper for some parts than full chameleon paint.
 

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The Regenerator
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If you just have to have the effect, that's fine, of course, Be aware, however, that these paints do not last as long as normal paint systems. The dual color effect will gradually fade down until after a couple years it's just a dull, one-color look. I've done some business over several years with a guy who owns a paint and body shop, and we've ended up talking about these paints a few times. He's applied it several times, but discourages customers from buying it.
 

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The motip formula is exactly the same as the real paint, its just in a spray bottle and it comes in a consumer price.
 
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