Sunday, 21 December 2014
NotGuilty & Aimes - Dope Cans Review.
So Graff City dropped us a decent pack of Dope Cans. We got a whole heap of cans,
markers, mops, and even their roller paint and an energy drink.
On a damp and grey December morning i dragged the boys together and we rolled
down to a private warehouse spot in South Bristol.
My plan was to use the roller paint for the fill, but it was way too damp, so i had to
grab some Ironlak and omit myself from the review, but Aimes was there to take one
for the team, and banged out a piece purely in the paint so you can see what it's capable
Straight out the box, it looks good, reminds me of Clash with those black lids. Smells
a bit like Ironlak. We also got some Chrome and Black 600ml but haven't used that yet.
The caps it comes with look like Blue Banana caps (pic 4, 5 & 7), you'd assume they
were going to be skinny, however they were some sort of astro / outline combo cap, how
they did that i have no idea. You could use the stock caps for the whole piece, better than
your average fatcap for filling, yet good for some fast, powerful, clean Euro outlines.
The wall was pretty damp and the paint went on nice and thick, infact it beat Ironlak in
coverage, going on thicker, faster, and while i found i had to give my fill 3 coats, the
letters i did in Dope were fine.
Outline wise, for those with a thick outline, the same cap can be used no problem, however
for skinnier lines, such as the white and the low lights, we used an Ironlak NY Pink stockcap.
Overall, i rated it, for the thick bulky style we did it was great, i can imagine its good for
some punchy colour tracksides where you want to get your shit up quick. I'd be keen to
know how it fairs on steel, but i can't see us talking about that any time soon.
I'd rate it 7/10. On par with Ironlak or Clash (for our style anyways) Better than Pyro
and illuniarty in my opinion. I only managed some roller tags with the latex paint but
it looks good and the colour range is impressive.
Anyways, i'd invite you to try it yourself, it's £2.70 a can, go take a look here.