Paint Crystals / Metal Flake [Closed]

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Paint Crystals / Metal Flake [Closed]

Post by Ian67 on March 10th 2013, 3:58 am

Hey, my wife decided to buy Valspar paint crystals from Lowes and, I was surprised how good it looked on the walls. It's basically just silver sparkles that you add to the paint and it kinda looks like a granite countertop when it dries. The sparkles are ultra fine, you can't feel them between your fingers. Anyone ever consider this, or something similar for the last coat, or last couple coats of paint on their ride?

http://www.valsparpaint.com/en/find-the-right-product/interior/decorative-paints/faux-paint-crystals.html

Thanks,
Ian


Last edited by Ian67 on March 11th 2013, 2:46 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Ian67
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 104
Age : 35
Location : Canada
Job/hobbies : Camaros, Computers and Movies
Project : 67 Camaro - Black on Black
Registration date : 2010-06-29

View user profile http://www.turbocamaro.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Paint Crystals / Metal Flake [Closed]

Post by Ian67 on March 11th 2013, 2:45 am

I couldn't figure out what these are made of but I imagine it's some kind of metal. Further research tells me that the paint would likely roll just fine, but may not buff right, and even if it did, it would oxidize without a clear coat. I'm not interested in applying a clear coat with my project, so unless I'm wrong about the above, this idea is closed.

Ian
avatar
Ian67
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 104
Age : 35
Location : Canada
Job/hobbies : Camaros, Computers and Movies
Project : 67 Camaro - Black on Black
Registration date : 2010-06-29

View user profile http://www.turbocamaro.ca

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum