Rattle can detailing lol

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Looks great on YouTube.
 

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Did you get custom mixed cans --- or if they were off the shelf where did you source them?
 
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Looks great on YouTube.

Thanks, after my first attempt I learnt a lot. I will be taking a few days off when the weather looks favourable to redo. What I've learnt:

1. When filling spray with black paint and sand it back, it'll let you see high and low spots, this would have helped me.

2. Shake rattle cans well (they say 2 mins, do it more)

3. Rub down between coats... so important

4. Lacquer .... lots of fine coats

5. If you car is worth more than £800 may be better to get professional help.
 
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Thanks for that. It would appear they are offering SHADE 1 of Brilliant Silver 744 according to the ICI mixing scheme. I believe there may be up to 4/5 recognised variants/Shades of 744 brilliant silver. You appear to have landed lucky- result!
 

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