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HOK Kandy Apple Red

Anybody have any experience with this paint? I was at Autorama this weekend and there was this 63 Impala painted in Kandy Apple Red, and I when I saw it. Just when I thought I had everything planed out for my paint job, I think I'm going to change color again . I was going to go with a Light Toreador Met. but this stuff looks so much better, plus its alot cheaper than the PPG stuff I was going to get.

If someone has used this stuff before and would like to post up pics, be my guest.
Anyway, what is everyone's opinion on this paint?
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This color looks awsome. HOK makes very nice Kandy's. The only downsides to me is that they are a little more difficult to spray and very difficult to repair if it gets chipped or damaged. PPG might not equal the brilliance of HOK kandy red but it is much easier to apply and much much easier to spot in if it ever gets damaged.
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HOK kandys are nice to look at, but they can be a PITA to repair, but so can any good paint job. . . so the HOK is cheaper than the PPG? . . .is it cheaper all the way around, or is just the Kandy cheaper than the PPG base ? . . . i thought a kandy paint job would be more expensive, i mean you got the base, the kandy, then the clear, right? . . . the PPG is just the base and the clear isn't it? . . . i dunno, so i'm just curious about that
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depends on what paint u get. ppg can be pricey, and sometimes just a base/clear job is cheaper in hok. going ppg for a kandy job can be more the hok for a kandy job. a buddy of mine said ppg has a gold base for a candy that is more then a 1000 a gallon!
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HOK kandys are nice to look at, but they can be a PITA to repair, but so can any good paint job. . . so the HOK is cheaper than the PPG? . . .is it cheaper all the way around, or is just the Kandy cheaper than the PPG base ? . . . i thought a kandy paint job would be more expensive, i mean you got the base, the kandy, then the clear, right? . . . the PPG is just the base and the clear isn't it? . . . i dunno, so i'm just curious about that



Are they really that difficult to shoot? I was going to have my dad paint it, he's painted cars before but it's been a few years (15 years).

According to the HOK website, the base is cheaper than PPG's base per gallon. I didn't price everything though, just the base.
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I just checked the quote I got again on my PPG paint,

PPG base is about 500 bucks a gallon.

The HOK kandy base is less than 150 a gallon.
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I'm an idiot. I just looked it up again, and its 186.xx for the Kandy's per gallon.

Just incase nobody knows what this color looks like, here's a pic.

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damn..that seems cheap for a red

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thats just for the kandy though, u also have to figure in the cost of the base coat that goes under the candy to compare it to the price of the ppg base you were goin to go with might be about the same once all said and done.


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Darn. That car is RED isn't it ? Nice.
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I saw that car this weekend at COBO it was nice. I have video from the show also with that car in it i think.
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thats just for the kandy though, u also have to figure in the cost of the base coat that goes under the candy to compare it to the price of the ppg base you were goin to go with might be about the same once all said and done.

That makes more sense now.
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Are they really that difficult to shoot? I was going to have my dad paint it, he's painted cars before but it's been a few years (15 years).

According to the HOK website, the base is cheaper than PPG's base per gallon. I didn't price everything though, just the base.

as long as he walks the truck it will be ok. some painters will go panel to panel and kandys will build up around edges-making it dark along the edges

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ive never sprayed kandy b4 cuz im scared too haha. you cant go panel to panel you have to run down the entire length of the car otherwise you will get lines. not something im ready to tackle jsut yet


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you can change the color of the end result by using different bases like silver(orion silver) will produce the brightest/red-est red and say red base(cinder red) still makes a cool color just darker and so on from there the maroon base(meter maroon) makes one awesome color too and remember to walk the length of the car while painting and lastly silver is the hardest base to use because it stripes extremely easily and using more kandy to cover the silver to make it red like you want and ever coat of kandy you put on it will make it darker, deep, and rich. and no two kandys are the same NEVER! and if you scratch the paint and need to repaint the panel on the truck you have to repaint the whole truck to get the color to match.
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you can change the color of the end result by using different bases like silver(orion silver) will produce the brightest/red-est red and say red base(cinder red) still makes a cool color just darker and so on from there the maroon base(meter maroon) makes one awesome color too and remember to walk the length of the car while painting and lastly silver is the hardest base to use because it stripes extremely easily and using more kandy to cover the silver to make it red like you want and ever coat of kandy you put on it will make it darker, deep, and rich. and no two kandys are the same NEVER! and if you scratch the paint and need to repaint the panel on the truck you have to repaint the whole truck to get the color to match.

i call bullshit on the repaint. if ur good u can actually blend the candy. ive seen it done and its on a video. jon kosmoski himself does a BLEND ON THE PANEL not the whole sides not the whole complete but just 1 panel and blends it for a non detectable blend!
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i call bullshit on the repaint. if ur good u can actually blend the candy. ive seen it done and its on a video. jon kosmoski himself does a BLEND ON THE PANEL not the whole sides not the whole complete but just 1 panel and blends it for a non detectable blend!
I dont care who does it it still will be hard. $186 for a gallon sounds cheap but you still have to buy hardner and reducer. Wait till you see the price for a quart of hardner.
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you can change the color of the end result by using different bases like silver(orion silver) will produce the brightest/red-est red and say red base(cinder red) still makes a cool color just darker and so on from there the maroon base(meter maroon) makes one awesome color too and remember to walk the length of the car while painting and lastly silver is the hardest base to use because it stripes extremely easily and using more kandy to cover the silver to make it red like you want and ever coat of kandy you put on it will make it darker, deep, and rich. and no two kandys are the same NEVER! and if you scratch the paint and need to repaint the panel on the truck you have to repaint the whole truck to get the color to match.


orion silver is the easiest silver i have ever sprayed.....

repainting the whole truck to get a color match is also complete bullshit...

either put the shit in your gun before your give advice about it or don't give advice

oh....bullshit on '''no two kandies are the same''' also


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i call bullshit on joe's bullshit, even joes bullshit is more entertaining then the stuff people on here come up with. serious tho, joe has probably sprayed more kandy then anyone, and id tip my hat or shake hands with ANYONE who can blend a kandy on a panel, i have MAD respect for any painter who can do that. They might say what i do is hard, but i will always say that is harder then half the stuff i do.
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I have a question joe, y is it that some polyprimers say that u should not use over etch, but some dont? is it the same as not spraying wet coats over body filler?
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So how much paint would you say I would need to paint a RCSB s10, inside hood, inner fenders, inside box etc.

I read it only should take a gallon. Do you mean a gallon of base, so it would be 2 gallons of sprayable paint?
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I was also reading that you can use HOK silver metallic sealer as a basecoat instead of sealing then using a Shimrin silver base.

Painting in a line shouldn't be a problem. I would have to paint the inside of everything first, plus the firewall, back of the cab, front of the box, and tailgate would have to be painted first. Then I could do a walk the side painting it.
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I have a question joe, y is it that some polyprimers say that u should not use over etch, but some dont? is it the same as not spraying wet coats over body filler?
i have no idea......but as a rule....don't spray over etch.....i never have and have never had a problem

and yeah....pulling off a kandy repair within a panel is a LARGE accomplishment...


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I was also reading that you can use HOK silver metallic sealer as a basecoat instead of sealing then using a Shimrin silver base.

Painting in a line shouldn't be a problem. I would have to paint the inside of everything first, plus the firewall, back of the cab, front of the box, and tailgate would have to be painted first. Then I could do a walk the side painting it.
Believe it or not they suggest painting the jams with a KK right after the kandy goes on. I have always done the opposite and it seems to work for me but I'm only doing the bottom of tanks and what not.

Keep in mind there are 2... Actually 3 variations of kandy.

UK is a true kandy that is catalyzed and has UV protection above and beyond just clear it self. It helps to keep it from fading. They use more UV additive then other companies out there. It also uses KU100 or KU 151 catalyst so make sure you add that in there. 2 to 1 I believe which can get pricey..... Not to mention it does take some practice to put this on. I'd also suggest a booth for spraying UKs.

KBCs are just a mix of tents, pearls and metallics to mimic the look of a true kandy but the depth is not there. I'd suggest using this as a mid coat (Like that Toad... I didn’t call it a base coat ) before you put down a UK. It may be a bit harder to see the UK going down but it will help out a lot for striping. You can also tent your under coat (Like silver sealer) with a KK to get the color closer.

KKs are tents that you can add to a clear or inner clear to do none critical parts that are not in the sun like trunks and door jams.... it will save you a few bucks.
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Believe it or not they suggest painting the jams with a KK right after the kandy goes on. I have always done the opposite and it seems to work for me but I'm only doing the bottom of tanks and what not.

Keep in mind there are 2... Actually 3 variations of kandy.

UK is a true kandy that is catalyzed and has UV protection above and beyond just clear it self. It helps to keep it from fading. They use more UV additive then other companies out there. It also uses KU100 or KU 151 catalyst so make sure you add that in there. 2 to 1 I believe which can get pricey..... Not to mention it does take some practice to put this on. I'd also suggest a booth for spraying UKs.

KBCs are just a mix of tents, pearls and metallics to mimic the look of a true kandy but the depth is not there. I'd suggest using this as a mid coat (Like that Toad... I didn’t call it a base coat ) before you put down a UK. It may be a bit harder to see the UK going down but it will help out a lot for striping. You can also tent your under coat (Like silver sealer) with a KK to get the color closer.

KKs are tents that you can add to a clear or inner clear to do none critical parts that are not in the sun like trunks and door jams.... it will save you a few bucks.

Hmm...maybe I should just go with Black.
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Hmm...maybe I should just go with Black.


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Thanks for all the replies guys.

So how does this sound: I know it won't look like the picture above, but if its close I would be happy.

Prep:
HOK Chromate Free Epoxy Primer-1 gallon

Ground Coat:
HOK KO-Seal ll Sealer - 1 gallon silver metallic

Base Coat:
HOK KBC Shimirin Kandy Apple Red- 6 quarts

Top Coat:
HOK Polyurethane Flo-Klear-1 gallon


Reducer-2 gallons

Catalyst-5 quarts

Primer = 55.60+43.96=$99.56
Sealer = $137.15
Base = 46.79x6= $280.74
Top = $157.94

Reducer= $89.82
Catalyst= $199.11

So this is just a really rough estimate= $964.32
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orion silver is the easiest silver i have ever sprayed.....

repainting the whole truck to get a color match is also complete bullshit...

either put the shit in your gun before your give advice about it or don't give advice

oh....bullshit on '''no two candies are the same''' also
ok look here you arrogant dick the guy i worked for who which all we did when i worked for him what paint donks always told me that you cant blend a candy and that silver is the hardest to spray over because it stripes easy and there is no way two candies can be the same because there are over 500 colors you can make with the bases and candies you can even mix the candies together and i all depends on how many coats you put on it and your spray technique.
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ok look here you arrogant dick the guy i worked for who which all we did when i worked for him what paint donks always told me that you cant blend a candy and that silver is the hardest to spray over because it stripes easy and there is no way two candies can be the same because there are over 500 colors you can make with the bases and candies you can even mix the candies together and i all depends on how many coats you put on it and your spray technique.

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ok look here you arrogant dick the guy i worked for who which all we did when i worked for him what paint donks always told me that you cant blend a candy and that silver is the hardest to spray over because it stripes easy and there is no way two candies can be the same because there are over 500 colors you can make with the bases and candies you can even mix the candies together and i all depends on how many coats you put on it and your spray technique.


The guy has his points but when you are using a "stock out of the can" candy its always the same... at least so close we cant tell. Now trying to match a kandy that you didnt shoot or one that was custom mixed could be a lot more tricky.

He also has a point about the silver stripes but then again if you stripe silver then you shouldn't be doing candy to begin with. Silver will stripe and might be harder then lets say a grey primer but it flows real nice and covers very well for a metallic (If shot correctly).
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MY PPG victory red base was like $280 a quart......

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Thanks for all the replies guys.

So how does this sound: I know it won't look like the picture above, but if its close I would be happy.

Prep:
HOK Chromate Free Epoxy Primer-1 gallon

Ground Coat:
HOK KO-Seal ll Sealer - 1 gallon silver metallic

Base Coat:
HOK KBC Shimirin Kandy Apple Red- 6 quarts

Top Coat:
HOK Polyurethane Flo-Klear-1 gallon


Reducer-2 gallons

Catalyst-5 quarts

Primer = 55.60+43.96=$99.56
Sealer = $137.15
Base = 46.79x6= $280.74
Top = $157.94

Reducer= $89.82
Catalyst= $199.11

So this is just a really rough estimate= $964.32
Yeah, paint isnt cheap thats why I laugh when people bitch about the price of paint jobs.

I ran a quick quote off of Coast airbrush's website. The total ended up being 772.60 shipped. But thats with KU-150 catalyst (Not sure which you can use) and I used UC35 clear instead of the flow clear. Flow clear is great but the UC35 will build a bit better and if you over reduce just a bit (Check manual) you can get to flow out on the last coat or 2. Plus it gives you more room to color sand the nibs and junk out without going down too far.

Oh and dont forget about your pre and post sanding cleaners.
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ok look here you arrogant dick the guy i worked for who which all we did when i worked for him what paint donks always told me that you cant blend a candy and that silver is the hardest to spray over because it stripes easy and there is no way two candies can be the same because there are over 500 colors you can make with the bases and candies you can even mix the candies together and i all depends on how many coats you put on it and your spray technique.
you know....i am arrogant.....i am also fully confident in my knowledge and abilites...

at no point in that post was i being an arrogant dick...i was stating fact,nothing else.....

you are being fed shitty information by someone that has,obviously,little more experience than you.....so based on that,until you have 15+ years behind the gun yourself....you can just hush!


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ok look here you arrogant dick the guy i worked for who which all we did when i worked for him what paint donks always told me that you cant blend a candy and that silver is the hardest to spray over because it stripes easy and there is no way two candies can be the same because there are over 500 colors you can make with the bases and candies you can even mix the candies together and i all depends on how many coats you put on it and your spray technique.

go watch the house of kolor video with kosmoski where he fixes paint jobs, he blends a black, a sliver, a kameleaon i believe, and then u guessed it A ****ING KANDY ON THE GODDAMN PANEL, and ur dumbass is gunna ****ing sit there and say bullshit cuz ur donked out dumbass of a boss, doesnt know shit, and u can tell him that proof is on video, and he needs to get better before he thinks he knows his shit! lol
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Thanks for all the replies guys.

So how does this sound: I know it won't look like the picture above, but if its close I would be happy.

Prep:
HOK Chromate Free Epoxy Primer-1 gallon

Ground Coat:
HOK KO-Seal ll Sealer - 1 gallon silver metallic

Base Coat:
HOK KBC Shimirin Kandy Apple Red- 6 quarts

Top Coat:
HOK Polyurethane Flo-Klear-1 gallon


Reducer-2 gallons

Catalyst-5 quarts

Primer = 55.60+43.96=$99.56
Sealer = $137.15
Base = 46.79x6= $280.74
Top = $157.94

Reducer= $89.82
Catalyst= $199.11

So this is just a really rough estimate= $964.32

i bet i could cut the cost of that price down, u dont need the silver sealer, ur not doing a true kandy, get white sealer instead of silver, then buy a can of kk apple red to tint your sealer to help cut down on the coats, then u can also get away with cutting a quart out of your 6 quarts of base
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5spdsdime really dug himself a hole on this one. repeating somthing someone said without knowing what you are talking about is all bad.

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there are over 500 colors you can make with the bases and candies you can even mix the candies together and i all depends on how many coats you put on it and your spray technique.
But in the case here, the thread starter is worried about fixing his own paintjob, so he would know what "base/candy combo" he used.
As for matching the spray technique since he won't be the one actually spraying it..... a good painter could match the color with a sprayout. Laying layers of masking tape upon each other and putting coat after coat as you pull off the tape will give you an idea of how many coats of candy the orginal painter used.
So it's not impossible, and it's not improbable to think that the owner of a vehicle that knows the base color, and the Candy color would be able to have a dented fender fixed with a good match, if he has a painter that knows what he is doing that is......

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My truck is HOK Kandy Tangerine. I paid about $2000 for all the paint. Buildup promer, epoxy primer, zenith gold base, Tangerine Kandy, and clear. I also have a few extra colors below the kandy for graphix though. Also if you read the label on a can of HOK it says for show use only. I notice my paint chips real easy since it is so thick.

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My truck is HOK Kandy Tangerine. I paid about $2000 for all the paint. Buildup promer, epoxy primer, zenith gold base, Tangerine Kandy, and clear. I also have a few extra colors below the kandy for graphix though. Also if you read the label on a can of HOK it says for show use only. I notice my paint chips real easy since it is so thick.
It shouldn't be chipping do to the thickness unless you went over a few paint jobs first. HoK is very forgiving when it comes to mil thickness.

Kick a$$ paint job btw.... I'm thinkin of kandy orange myself

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im 19 and even i know when to challenge my elders, especially when i dont have first hand experience in something.


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I notice my paint chips real easy since it is so thick.
how was the prep work?? even if its just for show use it doesnt mean it should chip.


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i bet i could cut the cost of that price down, u dont need the silver sealer, ur not doing a true kandy, get white sealer instead of silver, then buy a can of kk apple red to tint your sealer to help cut down on the coats, then u can also get away with cutting a quart out of your 6 quarts of base
What do you mean you could cut the cost down? Are you a dealer because that would be awsome.
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What do you mean you could cut the cost down? Are you a dealer because that would be awsome.

i meant i could cut ur cost, u dont need the silver sealer if ur using kbc
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candy mofo mustang this is a meteror marron with kk in the clear with plain clear over top of it. the whole car was done in the kk i have about 120$ in the paint since i got the bases and reducer for free




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5spdsdime really dug himself a hole on this one. repeating somthing someone said without knowing what you are talking about is all bad.

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But in the case here, the thread starter is worried about fixing his own paintjob, so he would know what "base/candy combo" he used.
As for matching the spray technique since he won't be the one actually spraying it..... a good painter could match the color with a sprayout. Laying layers of masking tape upon each other and putting coat after coat as you pull off the tape will give you an idea of how many coats of candy the original painter used.
So it's not impossible, and it's not improbable to think that the owner of a vehicle that knows the base color, and the Candy color would be able to have a dented fender fixed with a good match, if he has a painter that knows what he is doing that is......

yeah a let down panel will give u an idea but it will not be exact unless u physically know what was used and how much of it. take for instance if i used the meteror maroon and the silver bases mixed if u put tried to go back with the maroon only ud never get color anywhere close because of the many variables. i personally used 2 1/2 quarts for my whole car i sealed it in white so it quickly covered and i highlighted the bodylines on the hood and fenders in orion silver instead of meteor maroon, yeah the guy from hok can paint . but he not only is he the president hes also a member :P ive never tried blending a kandy personally but i probably try and if i didnt work then id resort to panel painting

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kk isnt meant for overall, less uv resistance than uk, but u might luck out more cuz u went over meteor marron and it will fade to a red instead of a silver. the fading red could look pink over time without the red base under. but it is also easier to spray over red then silver
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true but it sits outside all day and ive never had any problems out of it. it saved an ass load of cash because i used the concentrate its been painted for about yr and looks the same as the day i painted it and if it starts looking shabby i just have the mexicans at work prep it up and ill reshoot it
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haha gotta love the mexicans! lol
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true but it sits outside all day and ive never had any problems out of it. it saved an ass load of cash because i used the concentrate its been painted for about yr and looks the same as the day i painted it and if it starts looking shabby i just have the mexicans at work prep it up and ill reshoot it
If the under coat is close it will be hard to tell but it will fade even under the clear. We did a mail box for my brother with Kks and it took about 3 years for it to fade.... which in car years I'm sure is more ... We used HoK Flu clear to top it off. It held out nice but it did start to fade and the silver was coming through.

We've done bikes in Kks that still look good 6 - 7 years later but they see hardly any sun compared to a car.
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