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Lets talk about metal flake

Post by wayne57 on September 26th 2012, 1:11 am

Seen some cool paint jobs that have a flat or satin black body
and and a highly gloss painted metal flake roof, of a diff color.
Now when it comes to rustoleum or some comparable paint
what would be the best way to do the roof ?
Mix the flake in the clear top coats or added to the base
color the clear is going over. I was thinking a few coats of clear
with the flake in it then a couple of clear coats on top with out it.
Let me know what you think.

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Re: Lets talk about metal flake

Post by 89jeepyj on September 26th 2012, 3:13 pm

As long as it is sprayed, the metal flake could be added to the base color. It will not stand out as much as doing it in the clear though... It all depends on the look you are going for. I think you are on the right track with 1 or 2 coats of clear w/ flake, followed by a few without. IMO This will have the better result given the lack of visual depth in the RO type paints.
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Re: Lets talk about metal flake

Post by retired plumber on September 26th 2012, 7:12 pm

I hate to burst any bubbles but I have been trying to roll flake forever (a couple of years anyway) and as far as I can figure it can't be done. The reason being, the flake is squeezed out of the roller when you are rolling it out in the pan before you put it to the car. Even big metallic is like this.
You can't get rusto in quarts of clear in the U.S. anyway. I had to use auto paint clear and that needed a catalyst and could not be reduced with mineral spirits like needed to be when rolled. It also balled up and looked like cottage cheese.LOL
You are right. flake needs to be sprayed in clear over a like colored base to work right. There have been a couple of other people here that have tried also and came to the same conclusion.
Feel free to try tho because I would really like somebody to figure it out. I would like to paint my truck amethyst (light purple) and then flake it with the same color flake.
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Post by wayne57 on September 26th 2012, 7:38 pm


Sprayed on clear coat not rolled.
Rustoleum clear is sold in the US
i got mine from amazon.com surprisingly
two quarts high gloss clear

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rustoleum+auto+paint+clear
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Post by retired plumber on September 27th 2012, 4:47 pm

wayne57, I did not know that. thanks for the information. I have asked at all the big hardware stores here in Tucson and have been told they didn't put it in bulk cans anymore.
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Post by wayne57 on September 27th 2012, 8:48 pm

no Problem Mike
i,m still searching for a lower price
then amazon.com if i find one i will post it here

Nice talking to you

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