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#1 Kaleb

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

Ok so I'm not sure where this would go, other than Q&A. Here goes I have three options. More importantly it is accomplishing something. Painting spoons comes out better than my cars.

Before I go on I will post what I done, starting with the left
The pearl powder is dry brushed

1: Copper base, candy green (no clear yet)
2: Copper base, pearl powder, candy green. ( no clear yet)
3: Copper base, candy green, pearl powder, pearl clear
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

I like the far left best. I like the middle one also. The far right, not at all. Too much unless you're painting a buggy or a bass boat.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

True, I did not think about that.

Btw for everyone that wants to know, I picked the pearl powder up at hobby lobby. It's a small bottle called pearl ex. It's approximately $5 w/o the coupon. Well worth it.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

I like the far left best. I like the middle one also. The far right, not at all. Too much unless you're painting a buggy or a bass boat.

I agree with this unless you want to accomplish a 60's theme flake paint look.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Well I went ahead with the paint, I was preparing this for a car show and stupid on my part I did not think about the mold lines. I bought this kit built w/o paint. So I did not see them until the paint was on. So it goes on a shelf when I'm done lol.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

Joshua, great ideas....I have never used pearl ex   dry brushed...I will try it though. I Have used pearl ex just like I use HOK dry pearl flakes, mixed into a clear coat. You do not need much flake for a lot of bling...Spray a couple of light coats over your color, shoot 4 or 5 coats of clear over that (A/B not cans) and the pearl is buried in the paint, and if not over done looks scale perfect.  A number of others also use pearl ex..Donn Yost comes to mind along with Dr Cranky.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Well here it is, it will get a gloss white top to go with it. And the stock wheels.

I have a red one just like it that will get the same treatment without the mold lines lol

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Edit: This is the second option

Copper, pearl powder, candy green (no clear yet)

Edited by Kaleb, 11 January 2013 - 10:05 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

Joshua....I was just going to mention what Greg had said.... I have never seen anyone dry brush pearl before. Any time I have used it I have mixed it in with my clear or mixed it in an inner coat clear. laying down a few coats then coming back with 3/4 coats of clear. By the way the color looks good on the '57.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

I read it on the bottle that I could. Right now that is my only option, plus It works really well for the circumstances.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

Please excuse my ignorance. When you mix the flake or the pearl powder, do you shoot it through a regular air brush and if so what size of needle

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Please excuse my ignorance. When you mix the flake or the pearl powder, do you shoot it through a regular air brush and if so what size of needle

 

Stephen.... I have shot pearl powder thru my Badger Model 200 with a medium head and needle. depending on the size of Flake you may want to shoot with a Large head and needle but you may be able to get away with mini flake thru a medium head and needle.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Dry brushed?  Why?

 

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:47 AM

 
Stephen.... I have shot pearl powder thru my Badger Model 200 with a medium head and needle. depending on the size of Flake you may want to shoot with a Large head and needle but you may be able to get away with mini flake thru a medium head and needle.


Chris, thanks for the reply. I was at Michaels and I saw they had glitter. Is that flake too large?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:29 AM

I see Hobby Lobby has several kinds of Pearl Ex. Did you use the Macropearl Pearl Ex or the Silver Pearl Ex? Great paint job. I had a 57 Ford that was similar in color.  



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

Pat, because that's my only option

Lee I'm not at my desk, it was the blue/green powder. They do not carry it anymore.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

Pat, because that's my only option

 

 

You mean you are Rattlecanning and you don't have an airbrush?  Is that  why you can't mix the Pearl Powder into your clear?

 

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

Thanks Joshua. You can still get 8 different Pearl Ex online from Hobby Lobby. At least they are advertising them.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Pat, yes sir

I do have an airbrush and compressor. But I am missing an adapter and I also don't have a place to use it.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

Dick Blick Artists' supplies has the whole set for a fair price.  You get a whole bunch of great PEARL EX colors.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:36 AM

Sweet I will check them out. Thank you.