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wicked black opague vs jetblack?

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by huskystafford, Feb 14, 2018.


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    or 5k lol
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    Husky, those are really close. Hard to see much of a difference with your phone pictures. The Jet black appears to be a slightly "deeper" black if that makes sense. The other black seems to have a somewhat reddish tone, but that could just be how the light is hitting that card compared to the jet black one.
    Have you tried mixing white with each of the blacks to see if they have any color shifting? 1 drop white to 9 drops black, 2 drops to 8, and so on?
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    Not yet and I run out of wicked black, I have only premixed wicked black which I use for practising dagger strokes on paper. I am stucked with one liter of jet black though. Didn't manage to make my grey color chart yet, cause I wonted to see which black color is "more" black. But I do agree. There is almost no difference if there is at all any. My eyes where tired at night when I first sompare them and we know what brains can do to you if you think you gonna spray black which is ''more'' black.

    I don't know if would be any difference if that would be sprayed on big panels?

    I seen one youtube video, where guy claims jet black is more deeper, but for the good comparison he should spray both panels with the same amount of color. My id card are sprayed so many times with light layers until I get full saturation dry coat. Would it be difference in richness of both black color if I would use wet coats?
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    few of those photos were made on the sun, and few under the lights.
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    Larger area test panels would be the way to go, I think, if you really want to determine what differences there are. The sample cards you do give a general idea, but with two colors so close to each other, you really need more area for your eyes. It's like comparing house paint colors. Sometimes you need to get samples and paint them on a wall to really "see" them.
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    I use sample cards so I can mix colors easily, but I never compared 2 blacks against each other...
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    Looks in the photos like the only real difference is the jet black has less reflection in general and less of that red/ brown shift you see in a lot of blacks. I think for most purposes these would be equal. The real difference may be more apparent under clear coat though.
    I imagine the jet black would give a really deep effect.....but that could be at the cost of some lighfastness........??
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    wet coats could make a difference... but my guess is you would end up seeing more difference not in color but in gloss level if you compared them with wet coats.
    It would be interesting to see them both under even just some spray can acrylic lacquer clear.
    Well guess for my project I'll just have to try them both. Its just a little project for myself and I wont care if the panels slightly mis match so I guess My riding mower will become a test bed :)
    Which was basically the reason i'm even painting it in the first place.
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    When I was comparing them at night, jet black looked more ''mat''. We use that word in my country. That's like black without shine. But after I went to sleep and I rested my eyes, I couldn't see the difference.
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    what is lighfastness? -.-
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    UV fade resistance
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    IME with other products, jet blacks tend to grey in sunlight over time. sometimes they immediately have a more grey look in strong light too. Under clear coat anyhow
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