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painting with metal flake
Started with a speedshape from they run about a $1 each. Scuffed it with 400 grit Norton paper and use UPol adhesion promoter.

Next I sprayed it with a black Omni plus basecoat from PPG. It is a mid level basecoat. It's Ford black I dressed up with red and gold pearl.  3 coats of the base more than covered the speedshape.
I sprayed the basecoat with a 1.5 tip which is ideal for spraying basecoat IMO

Next I dipped in to my metal flake stash and mixed up something I call ghetto prom night. Roth is my favorite flake. Paint huffers  makes a nice flake as well they just don't have a huge selection of colors. But it's a great flake and Brian the guy who owns the company is a good cat.
I mixed this in PPG's DBC500 which is pretty much clear basecoat.
The flake was sprayed out of a 1.8 tip from a cheap primer gun. 1.8 is the smallest tip size you want to use on flake. If you spray a monster flake there is guns with up to 3.0 tips.
Honestly it has about 4 coats of flake plus me blowing a little out of my hand which I'll cover another day.

Next I shot 2 coats of Glasurit 923-255 clear in it. It's my favorite clear on the planet. It's about $275 for a 5 liter can of it plus reducer and hardner it's over $400 but worth every cent. This was sprayed out of an Iwata gun with a 1.3 tip excellent tip size for spraying clear.

I wish I had more pictures and had a way to post from something other than my phone.  Fell free to comment or ask questions

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Do you need any type of special protection when you're painting with metal flakes?

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