Candy Paints // The Premier Choice
Candy paints and colors are the premier choice for today’s custom helmet designs as they produce a brilliant and deep shine in almost any light. This is because candy is not a paint, but is actually a transparent die that is typically sprayed over a metallic or pearlized color, or even chrome, creating a rich effect that looks like candy. Because of this, they are the most complicated and unforgiving “paints” to work with – but are also the most spectacular. Since it is a die, the application on any surface must be done perfectly as the tone of the color depends on how it is sprayed, and how it was mixed at that particular time. Think of coloring with a highlighter and watching it get darker as you overlap in certain areas. The same thing happens with candy paints. This type of color application requires the greatest level of skill and patience. If a mistake is made here, there are no “re-do’s” or simple touch-ups like you can with standard opaque colors, only complete “start-overs.” This is why it is virtually impossible to fix a scratch or rock chip in a custom painted hotrod with a candy paint job.
Example Shown: Candy Purple over real Chrome accented with Chrome Flake pinstripe, and featuring a Purple Flake floral pattern.