Good pearl white?

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I'm looking for a good pearl white. Like the white on my 51 dodge in my profile pic. Does anybody have pix of Tamaya's pearl? Preferably in a spray can because I don't quite have the hang of my A.B. yet. Also this is along the same lines but not quite. If you decant S.P. Can you spray it through an A.B. As is or should it be thinned down?

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Testors has a perl white in the onecoat line that really looks good.

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I'm looking for a good pearl white. Like the white on my 51 dodge in my profile pic. Does anybody have pix of Tamaya's pearl? Preferably in a spray can because I don't quite have the hang of my A.B. yet. Also this is along the same lines but not quite. If you decant S.P. Can you spray it through an A.B. As is or should it be thinned down?

I don't know what you mean by SP but aerosol Pearls will be very thin right from the can, in case you do get an airbrush.

CadillacPat

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I tried to get a pic of the Tamiya Pearl White, but my camera isn't capturing it very accurately. It's pretty nice, though...smooth, small mica pearl. Nice 'n bright not too creamy.

Testors also has a clear pearl, but it's an enamel if I remember correctly.

Both Tamiya and Testors synthetic lacquers shoot beautifully through an a/b, straight from decanting. I assume the enamels do as well, but I'm not speaking from experience there.

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I totally agree with Carl. The Testors One Coat White Lightning is a real nice looking pearl white. If Testors would use the same pearl in all of their one coat paints, they would have some nice one coat paints. It is pretty thin,but if you spray it over white primer, it works great. It will cover on other colors,but it takes a couple of coats.

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