Oct 27, 2011
Bobby Alloway loves the color black. “It’s rich, classy and doesn’t ‘hurt’ any car,” says Bobby. “No one ever says, ‘that’s an ugly color’ when it’s black.”
But while some painters avoid black because of its reputation for being unforgiving in calling attention to even the tiniest of flaws, Bobby Alloway maintains that the prep and painting process should be the same, regardless of whether the car is red, blue, white or black. What is the secret to his flawless finishes? “The key is to not be in a hurry,” says Bobby. “Don’t take any shortcuts.”
Follow Bobby's tried and true process below for achieving a flawless, rich black finish.
Ryan Korek demonstrates how he created a razor-sharp design. Ryan's three-dimensional design calls for bold, high-gloss colored graphics "drop shadowed" over a matter gloss silver charcoal metallic base.
Learn how to perform a proper repair on some of today’s highly chromatic, translucent colors and finishes.
Mitch Lanzini teaches how to create a classic tape shading effect that you often see on custom lowriders and hot rods.