lacquer may be too brittle for what you want to do alot of customizers fail attempting the patent leather effect using just paint
yeah very true....gotta find something flexible..
krylon gloss clear coat might work alright.....just do it in real thin layers.
i was doing some research on google and reading some of the stickies in this forum and other forums. i thought i could lay down whatever color paint, then use the Acrylic High Gloss finish to get that glassy look. the Angelus is basically the same as the Krylon, just not in spray form. i laid down 3 thin layers, but....you see the results. do you think thicker layers would do the trick? that way they kind of "build" on each other.
if you look at the Iowa AF1's that Chrisco did, i'm trying to achieve that same effect.
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thanks for the help guys. i think i figured it out! if you use the High Gloss finish, the key is to NOT rub the finish in!!! i was treating it like paint, and spreading it out evenly. the trick is the put it on kinda thick and drippy and then let it dry. and then apply another coat! another problem that i realized is that since the surface i painted was nubuck instead of leather, i'm not going to be able to get that smooth glass look, it's gonna be textured. i was able to come pretty damn close though! i decided to go with the blue instead of pink (that's why there're 2 diff. colored heels, cuz i couldn't decide), and i'm putting some patent leather tongue from some old AF1's i had. i probably won't wear these, but i just wanted to practice some new tecniques on some beaters!