WATER "BORNE TO BE WILD"
Big flake from the Vibrance Collection
When you want your lowrider custom paintjob to stand out from the rest and interrupt people’s attention at a car show, make the big move and go Big Flake by Ditzler. Always bringing innovation to the surface, PPG’s Vibrance Collection flakes us out with a waterborne flake creation that offers up to nine colors as well as four color-shifting versions to create a wide range of basecoat and tri-coat custom color formulations. Ditzler Big Flake can be added directly to basecoats or used as a ground coat, especially on a two-toned candy and flaked '84 Fleetwood Brougham Cadillac, as we have featured here.
These waterborne flakes come in all of your favorite lowrider colors: Standard Big Flake • VM4401 Gold • VM4402 Silver
We went down to the PPG training center in Ontario, California, with a Cadillac in tow to receive a demonstration on how easy the waterborne flake process is to spray, and to find out why the Ditzler Big Flake product is a better system than the old-school solvent flakejob as a comparison.
We all know that the most extreme choice in custom paint is to go either full flake or add flake to a paint scheme. PPG’s expert instructors, Paul Stoll and Frank Ramos, state that with the waterborne system when flake is applied the material lays down flat and dries quicker so that when you add the solvent clearcoat after this process will prevent that high-risk chance of a massive run or drip from the weight of the flake that, as painters all know, cannot be fixed or repaired. The other added plus about waterborne flake is that you don’t have to shake your spray gun to get the flake to rise up because with waterborne the flake floats at the top of your gun. With the Ditzler Big Flake you can also add candy on top of the process for a deeper, more vibrant look, if desired. This Vibrance Collection comes in color-shifting creations as well, which are very tempting to use when complementing other colors in a paint combo of color designs.
The PPG facility’s massive, state-of-the-art spray booths are big enough to handle any large vehicle, especially an '84 Brougham, so follow along with the demonstration of waterborne flake magic as PPG instructor/painter Frank Ramos creates the first steps of this three-part series on exclusive custom paintjobs. To begin this special segment we started off with the Ditzler Big Flake.