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    May 29, 2012, 10:53 PM - Iron man paint color #1

    What color names and where you are getting them, are you using for your Iron Man suits? Im just about to start painting mine and would like to get an idea what everyone is using and where they are getting them from.


    Thanks!
  2. Royal Dump is offline Royal Dump
    May 29, 2012, 11:19 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #2

    Duplicolor - Toreador Red Met(FL) Automotive paint from Autozone
    VHT Gold colored heat resistant engine paint also from Autozone

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    May 30, 2012, 10:08 AM - #3

    Thanks man, anyone else want to add to this?

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    May 30, 2012, 10:38 AM - Re: Iron man paint color #4

    I used Automotive paint aswell. This is Dupli-color 'Dark Cherry' for the red and Dupli-color 'Sun Blast' for the yellow. I got them at Advance Auto Parts.

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    May 30, 2012, 10:51 AM - Re: Iron man paint color #5

    In the UK I am using Ford Jupiter Red Metallic, and Ford Solar Gold Metallic.

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    May 30, 2012, 12:50 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #6

    Thanks guys! Ive only be able to find the automotive paint in the touch up spray cans. They are only 8oz in size, have you guys found them in bigger cans? I believe it will take a lot of 8oz cans to paint the whole suit not to mention a lot of money. Just wondering if they have bigger cans or even in gallon form. I have a paint sprayer so the gallons would work for me. Thanks again!
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    May 30, 2012, 1:22 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #7

    I've heard someone mention going to a local body shop, and they can even put the paint into spray cans for you
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    May 30, 2012, 2:10 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #8

    I will have to check that one out, thanks!
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    May 30, 2012, 2:14 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #9

    The art of Iron Man book shows quite a few different paint tests with the actual color names listed. I cannot confirm, as it doesn't say the final color choice, but I'm fairly certain that the physical Mark III suit was Nissan Merlot Red/Roma Red/Red Mica (all the different names I've seen it called) - paint code AX5. The samples I have at work seem to match perfectly.

    On a side note, the color is one of my favorite aspects of the Mark III. It is much darker than the others.
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    May 30, 2012, 2:34 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #10

    So I cannot help w/any actual prop building (I am SOOOOO Interested in doing it, but am very intimidated), but for the paint part, I used a site recently for my car actually. It is called Touch Up Paint from PaintScratch.com

    You can enter in Vin numbers even to get the correct paint match. You can buy your chosen paint in 32oz cans. I do not know at all if it is more cost effective to buy them from this site or from an auto painter directly. But I can at least confirm that they do good work. I had to order Volkswagen Black Magic Pearl in pen size, and it looks great. Spot on. Of course they sell all the other accessories too such as primer, clear & body filler & rubbing compounds. But you should really only need the paint.

    Actually, it looks like they have a flat rate sheet. Hang on.....

    Basecoats
    12.5 oz Spray can: $24.95
    Pint: $90.70 (seems kind of silly that 12.5 oz in a spray costs $25, but for an extra 3.5 oz not in a spray, it costs an extra $65.75. You could buy 2 cans for less than that)
    Quart: $132
    Gallon: $347


    So I am not sure if it is more cost effective to buy from these guys or not. But just so you have the option, they do make them in larger sizes available to the public.

    Paint code AX5 comes up w/Nissan Murano Red Pearl Tricoat (Man, I guess being a Tricoat/Basecoat/midcoat, it is much more expensive). Well either way, I just wanted to supply another option just incase. Who knows, it may be a great deal. (Probably not though).
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    Jun 2, 2012, 9:49 AM - #11

    Thanks man for the info! Ill have to check out the site and see if its cheaper.

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    Jun 21, 2012, 1:08 AM - Re: Iron man paint color #12

    I have just tried Duplicolor Barcelona red on a spare helmet I had here. I really like the color .. but I'm still gonna try Toreador Red, seems much darker and truer to a lot of pics of the suit.

    I plan on using it with Sunburst Gold too .. but still need to look into DupliColor Gold Metalic tomorrow.


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    Jun 21, 2012, 10:23 AM - Re: Iron man paint color #13

    Great info and pics in this thread. I like it.
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    Jun 21, 2012, 11:20 AM - #14

    Bigturc said: View Post
    I have just tried Duplicolor Barcelona red on a spare helmet I had here. I really like the color .. but I'm still gonna try Toreador Red, seems much darker and truer to a lot of pics of the suit.

    I plan on using it with Sunburst Gold too .. but still need to look into DupliColor Gold Metalic tomorrow.
    Thanks for the pics! I actually ended up using Barcelona red and Sunburst gold. I'm happy with the results. Just wish they were a little cheaper =)

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    Oct 11, 2012, 2:17 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #15

    I'm doing a Mark VII foam.

    What silver color paint did everyone use?
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    Oct 11, 2012, 2:52 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #16

    I am no expert, but using a metallic primer (like titanium silver or platinum nickle) is a far superior choice over flat primer.
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    Oct 11, 2012, 5:28 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #17

    XRobots said: View Post
    In the UK I am using Ford Jupiter Red Metallic, and Ford Solar Gold Metallic.

    Hi Xrobots love the channel!!

    Do you think I would get the same result if I used the same paint as you on a foam build??
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    Oct 11, 2012, 7:04 PM - #18

    He's the color samples I was looking at last weekend. From left to right, Claret red metallic, Toreador red metallic, and red garnet metallic. I think I'm going with the Claret red since I like the more burgundy red. These were all Duplicolor 8 ounce cans.

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    Oct 11, 2012, 8:17 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #19

    Ruprekt said: View Post
    He's the color samples I was looking at last weekend. From left to right, Claret red metallic, Toreador red metallic, and red garnet metallic. I think I'm going with the Claret red since I like the more burgundy red. These were all Duplicolor 8 ounce cans.

    This helps a whole lot! I was planning on doing this this weekend. You saved me time and money.
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    Oct 11, 2012, 8:26 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #20

    I too prefer the more maroon look, at least for the mark III. I chose to use medium garnet red, but then sunburst for the gold.
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    Oct 11, 2012, 8:36 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #21

    Glad this helped out. I plan on clearing the hell out of the suit once it's done. I'd like to go with a full on auto paint job, but don't have the compressor to pull that off. Especially the clear needs to be thicker than a spray can will deliver. Not sure what to do yet.....
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    Oct 11, 2012, 9:12 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #22

    I used duplicolor "anodized red metallic" for my helmet. It's a bit lighter that the dark cherry metallic. And I used duplicolor "sunburst gold metallic" for the gold. The gold is DEAD ON. And since there is not alot of gold, I would just go that way.
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    Oct 11, 2012, 10:47 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #23

    Mark III, 2006 Nissan Merlot Pearl, code AX5 and Rustoleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish gold. Just a first coat, still need to wet sand and do a second coat, then clear it.

  24. docholiday78 is offline docholiday78
    Oct 11, 2012, 11:21 PM - Re: Iron man paint color #24

    I swtched to this an its awesome! Its retro red with metal flake
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    Oct 14, 2012, 6:47 AM - Re: Iron man paint color #25

    This may be a stupid question, and I'm sure it's probably been asked before, but is there much of a difference using the Dupi Colour paints on a flat basic primer (ie, grey) over putting them on a metallic based primer (ie, silver metallic)? Before I start painting up the suit I'm working on I'd like to get some opinions because if it's going to look good Vs amazing depending only on primer, I'd rather get it right the first time lol.

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