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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)

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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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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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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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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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Dry brushed? Why?

CadillacPat

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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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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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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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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?

CadillacPat

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

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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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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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Sweet I will check them out. Thank you.

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Well since its a tester car I went ahead with a white top.

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