How to Custom Paint A Car With Marble Effect (EASY)

How to Custom Paint A Car With Marble Effect (EASY)

– [Donnie] This is Donnie Smith, and I’m gonna show you something
really cool in this video, this makes a very neat effect. It looks like you did
something really hard, but it’s really easy to do. First thing you wanna do
is spray black base coat wherever you’re gonna be doing this and we’ve already done that in this video, so we sprayed the black base
coat and now we’re gonna use some marblizer, it’s by House of Color, and we’re using the silver. There’s several different
colors that they have and what he’s doing now, he’s allowed the black
base coat to flash off and now he’s putting a coat of this silver marblizer on top of that and, he’s gonna get both sides,
he’s doing this whole top, he’s gonna do this effect on, and again, this is very simple to do, but looks really, really cool. (spraying mist) I don’t know if you’ve
ever seen this, or not, if you have, you may
have thought, you know, that might have been something
that’s very difficult to do, or you might know how
this is done already, but this is one of those
tricks that look cool, but anyone could really do this. I mean, it’s just basically
spraying this coating. So, anyway, he’s getting this spray down and after he sprays this, you
don’t wanna wait too long, you know, about 10 to
20 seconds is all, max. We’re gonna get some plastic and I’ve wadded it up real tight to give it as many
creases in it as possible. You can use Saran Wrap, we’re using the plastic that
we covered the car with. And now we’re just gonna lay it on top, so that’s why you don’t
it to wait too long, you do want the coating to be wet. But this is a slow dry
coating for this purpose. I mean, you really can’t do this with regular paint, as well. I mean, this is designed just for this. It’s ready to spray outta the can, you don’t mix it with anything, just pour it and you’re good and spray. You wanna kinda rub down
the creases and stuff, but you can see where the
plastic’s wrinkled up some, there’s some air bubbles
in it, and that’s good, that’s what you want. But you do want everything touching, so you wanna get around
your edges real good and just kinda lightly pat with your hand, the whole surface down,
and then just pull if off and it makes this cool effect right here. And you can see where those
creases in the plastic were at, it kinda makes it look
like veins in marble. I mean, a really cool effect. And so we’re just checking it out. We was reading the technical data sheet, there is something neat you can do, you can do this two times. So we’re gonna do that with this car, we’re gonna go ahead and do it again. But there was a couple of
spots felt like it needed a little bit more texture and
you can go back and do that and that’s something else, I mean we’re using plastic for a total different effect, you can use paper, you know, wad it up and put it on there, it gives a total different look. You know, different things
will give it different textures which will, you know,
make a different look. Like I said, I think these
come in three or four colors, we’re using the silver,
they’re all ready to spray and most of them are designed
to go on top of black. Now you can get creative and
do it on different colors, and things like that, but, you know, just to get different effects, you know, I would recommend doing
that on small test panels. But, you know, it’s
unlimited what you can do, but it’s designed to go on
black for the best effects. So we decided to go ahead
and give it two coats, just to kinda give it a
little bit different effect, see what it’d look like. And we did mess around
with some test panels before we did this and
kinda decided to do that. So he’s putting on a light coat, maybe even not even a medium wet, just a real light coat on this time so we don’t completely cover
the black up (spraying mist) and then once we let that
set for a few minutes, we’re gonna put the plastic back on. Now let me mention in-between these coats, you need to let that
flash about 30 minutes. I mean, you need time for
this stuff to evaporate and flatten out before you
go and put another coat on. So, there is a long flash time
before putting another coat or putting your clear
coat on, for that reason. ‘Cause like I said, it
is a slow dry product. So anyway, we wadded the plastic up again and we’re getting it stretched out and we’re gonna lay it
on there one more time, just to give it a different effect to see what it looks like. Okay, we got it out, and now we’re gonna lay it down on there and again, we’re just gonna use our hands to lightly pat it down, just to kinda give it,
you know, the texture. Like I said, you don’t wanna
completely work every line and bubble outta this plastic, you know, because that would not
really give it the feature or, you know, the look
that we’re going for. So we got it on there, get your edges and everything real good and now we can pull it off. So we get that off there and now you have a completely different
texture, different look. If you’re wanting more black to show, I’d recommend one coat. If you’re wanting more
silver, you know, two. So it just kinda depends
on what you’re wanting. Like I said, before I
did anything like this, especially if I’ve never used it before, I would definitely, you
know, do some test panels and see what effect I’m going for. Now what he’s doing, we’ve
let it set for 30 minutes to make sure that, you know, has dried. And just going over it with
a tack rag to get any dirt and lint and things
like that off of there. And now we are gonna put the
clear coat (spraying mist). A lot of times we’ll
put two full wet coats, but, you know, since this had
the texture and everything, we’re gonna go ahead
and put three wet coats and that way if we do have any dirt or have any buffing, we’ll, you know, we’ll have plenty of clear
coat there to sand and buff. So he’s just going around
with the full wet coat and, you know, this sprays
like you would any clear. You know, just painting anything, there’s nothing special about it, just put it on, 50% overlap,
you know, it’s a solvent clear. Keep the wet edge going,
so wherever he stops, you know, that’s really the
best way to pick it back up. So you keep that wet edge, you
know, moving the whole time. There’s some painters that do
that a little bit different. You know, if it works for you, that’s fine, you know,
it’s whatever works. So, anyway, he’s getting
this first coat on. And I can’t emphasize enough, be sure that you read
these technical data sheets for these products, like the flash times. We’re cutting that out of this video, I mean, I’m sure you wouldn’t
wanna wait 30 minutes and watch the paint flash, you know, that’d be pretty boring. But, we cut all the flash times out. So, see now he’s putting
on the second coat, but we allowed that to flash that recommended time before we did that. (spraying mist) And you know every product’s
a little bit different, every brand’s a little bit different, so you just really need to know, you know, for the technical data sheet for the specific products
that you’re using. We’re not using House of
Color clear coat here, I think we’re just using just
the Shop-Line European Clear. – [Man] I think you need
to slow down a little bit. – Even though we did use
the Shop-Line marblizer, because it really does the best for using the marblizer that I’ve seen. Like I said, you know, regular painting really
does not work that well, this is a slow-to-dry product
designed just for that. So anyways, he’s getting a second coat on. He’s just getting all of his edges first and then he’ll go back,
continue with that wet edge and, you know, keep it nice and wet. Nice, even 50% overlap,
you know, each pass. (spraying mist) And I wanna show you here in a little bit, after he’s done, after he
puts this third coat on, I’m gonna show you what it
looks like a little bit closer and I think you’ll agree that
this really does look cool. And if you’ve never seen this, you know, they make different colors, but basically, just the exact same technique. And I’m gonna make a video,
I haven’t made it yet, and it’s just for, you know,
it’ll be a video for everyone where I undo the test panel
with a different color. I did a little bit with the plastic, a little bit with the paper, just to show you what it looks like. Now he’s getting his third
coat on, third and final coat. And we get that on and we’ll be done. Then just let it dry and
then we can unmask it and he’ll be done with this car. (mist spraying) And I’ll put a link down
in the description here with the products of,
you know, House of Color. And I’m sure there’s other
companies that make this, this is the only one that I’ve used. I have tried just doing
it with paint before, making my own, did not turn out too good. So, that’s why I always use House of Colors when I’m doing this. And now he’s on the last
side with the last coat and you’re about to see
what this looks like. And if you’ve ever used this, came up with something different
than Saran Wrap or paper, you know, let us know. We can all learn from each other. I like the plastic look the best, but there are a lot of different things that you can do this with, so. Plus it seems like plastic
kinda sticks to the surface, makes it a little bit easier to push down. You know, paper, you gotta be careful with it sliding around on there which might mess the texture up. But there’s different things you can do. Alright, now getting a close-up and you can see that
this looks really cool. Again, if you wanted more black, just do one coat, this is
gonna have more silver in it, but it does make a real cool
technique or finish, you know? It looks really awesome. So that wraps up this video, we’re just gonna show you a little bit, show you a little bit on the other side, but, hope that you liked this. Be sure and leave us a comment and let us know what you think and we’ll see you in the next video. If you liked this video, then be sure and subscribe and help me reach my goal of 100,000 subscribers, and also click the bell to
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14 thoughts on “How to Custom Paint A Car With Marble Effect (EASY)

  1. Have to admit that I watched with a skeptical eye, didn't think it'd be worth looking at, but I'm happily surprised. Very very cool effect.

  2. Oh, huh, I was kind of reluctant to watch this, thumbnail made it look like the sort of effect you get from plastic touching wet metallic paint, and it kind of looked like that at a distance, but the close up looks way better! Probably moreso in person.

  3. Hey donnie I love your vids they have helped me quite a bit since I've started working at a dealership. This is unrelated to this video but if you ever find yourself in the situation can you post a video on how to, or advice on pulling a dent that extended into the door james.
    Example: I had a new car that was clipped on the rear drivers side quarter, the repair area extended into the rear jams. It was a mess. I have had a couple like that and for some reason I have been struggling with applying filler and sanding the jams so they are smooth and consistent. I always have a goofy high, low, exc spot. I just can't seem to find a good solid approach to completing the job nicely. Thanks for the effort you put into your videos.

  4. Now that is cool. A similar trick was used in the 50's using fabric with a pattern in it. The paint was sprayed over the fabric then removed. Thanks for the trick. I think I will try that a portion of my truck. I really love the end result. I will defiantly be trying this out.

  5. What are the chances I could send some motorcycle parts out to get HOK marbling done? Around here people look at me dumbfounded and intimidated.

  6. You can also use slow reducer with a silver base, I like Orion Silver, versus buying the actual marbleizer from HOK. You can always kandy it too

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