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Paint correction lighting setup for white paint #5166719 07/20/19 08:07 PM
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I'm working on snow white single-stage paint and trying to capture swirls and imperfections in the paint, but the color is fighting me.

Is there a "correct" lighting set up?

Re: Paint correction lighting setup for white paint [Re: Reddy45] #5166727 07/20/19 08:13 PM
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You need a very bright point light source. LED shop lights do a good job. Focus on one small section at a time.


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Re: Paint correction lighting setup for white paint [Re: Reddy45] #5167078 07/21/19 08:46 AM
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The light on my phone works perfect for seeing swirls on my white car.


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Re: Paint correction lighting setup for white paint [Re: Reddy45] #5168783 07/23/19 08:59 AM
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I just picked up a 4,500 lumen Craftsman LED work light for this purpose when I detailed my wife's white X5 (I was looking at the next cheaper light but it simply wasn't bright enough). I also wore a Scangrip I-View LED headlamp which was a great tool to have.


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