Adding Metal Flake to the Paint

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Re: Adding Metal Flake to the Paint

Post by retired plumber on March 26th 2010, 12:36 am

Going to revive an old thread here. LOL.

As most of you know I am an old lead sledder that grew up on metal flake and pearl. I tried some metallic silver on the canopy of my ranger pick-em-up and it ended up a mess but the reason was....... I used polyurathane paint which did not mix with mineral spirits. Since then I have learned that acrylic enamel (single stage) WILL mix (they say) with MS so......... I just ordered 2 ozs of amethyst purple metal flake from ebay and next week I will get a qt of clear acrylic enamel and see what happens.

I will try it on the canopy first and see how it comes out and if it does, I will paint the lower part of my truck with it also. It is already purple from the bottom body line down now so I won't have to paint it that color first. You will see pix and a blow by blow of it happening probably in about 2 weeks so stay tuned. When I do, I will start a new thread.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 26th 2010, 11:46 am

sounds good...looking forward to seeing the results hope
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Post by 78StangII on February 13th 2011, 8:55 pm

What ever happen with this? Were you successful with adding metal flake? How about spraying with metal flake?
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Re: Adding Metal Flake to the Paint

Post by retired plumber on February 14th 2011, 8:05 pm

Flake won't work. When you roll out the roller in the pan before going to the car, the flake gets pushed out. True, there is a little bit left but not enough to do any good. Spraying is the only way I can see to apply flake. The metallic worked the same way. One other problem with the flake is there has to be a base coat of approxmately the same color first and then the flake has to go on in clear with enough clear over it to protect it when color sanded abd buffed. The only clear I can find anymore is clear coat and it has to be catalized which is also a roller killer.
At that point I gave up because I had spent way too much money. Maybe that boat paint they talk about would work but it is expensive also and I had already spent well over $100 so I quit trying to roll and just sprayed.
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Post by SexxxyBeast on December 22nd 2011, 4:44 pm

Two thoughts on metallic finish...
Perhaps someone should try adding color to tint to the aluminum paint, that could give you a metallic finish.
Has anyone tried using a metallic clear coat to get that nice metallic finish?
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Post by retired plumber on December 22nd 2011, 7:59 pm

SexxxyBeast wrote:Two thoughts on metallic finish...
Perhaps someone should try adding color to tint to the aluminum paint, that could give you a metallic finish.
Has anyone tried using a metallic clear coat to get that nice metallic finish?

The metallic is in the color (regular paint), not the clear unless you are talking about actual colored flake (metalflake) which is different than metallic. Now, you could probably put down a metallic silver (rusto aluminum) and put a bit of color in the clear to tint the final outcome. That is basically what old school candy paint was. Then you still would need a couple of coats of clear clear over everything so you could color sand and buff without screwing everything up.
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Post by SexxxyBeast on December 22nd 2011, 9:07 pm

summit racing "rustoleum metallic clear coat" dupli color makes a metallic clear coat as well.
It states that it'll leave your paint with a metallic finish.

Why can't you add color to the aluminum paint? I had a thought of adding black to it so that it'll be a dark gray metallic or gun metal.
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Post by dave-skip-fire- on July 14th 2012, 10:21 pm

dave i agree i live in a subdivision in oshawa ont we have people here calling the by law guys everyday even just for parking on the street .there a pain in the assssss.so when ever i do work on my spit the gargae door is closed nosey people ......
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