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Post by legend on October 30th 2010, 3:33 pm

Has anyone ever tried using pearl powder in rustoleum paint?
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Re: using pearl powder with paint

Post by retired plumber on November 5th 2010, 9:27 pm

I have never tried the powder but I do know metalflake and regular metallic paint won't work because I have tried both several times. Reason being that the paint is thinned so much that when it is rolled out in the paint pan before applying, all the metallic particles are squished out. Another problem would be the need for clear paint over them for protection and rusto dosen't make clear in quarts anymore.
Believe me, I would LOVE to be able to do this but haven't been able to. MAYBE pearl would work but you would need to find a clear to put it in first.
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Post by Bradley on November 5th 2010, 10:43 pm

What if you had a roller paint job, and then added a sprayed Pearl clear on top? Wouldnt that work?
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Post by retired plumber on November 6th 2010, 10:36 pm

That would work fine. Its just that it won't work with a roller and the pearl needs to go on in a clear coat with a couple of just clear coats for protection. rusto does not put clear in quarts so you will probably have to use the clear coat paint as in base coat/clear coat which is not cheap tho, and you would probably need a gallon. That would do two pearl coats and two or three clear coats to allow for color sanding and buffing.
By all means, go for it. Pearl paint, oh yeah! thumbs up
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Post by Bradley on November 7th 2010, 12:01 am

Hmm I might have someone else do it. I dont know how to use a compressor and dont have one yet.
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Post by 74 Elco on November 7th 2010, 1:45 pm

i forget the name of the brand, but the lacquor paint that autozone sells in the quarts that have a camaro on the front of them- they sell a clear coat that works with them. the next roller job i do will be getting some of that clear on it. I spray however. Just check out autozone's paint section. ** and the point here is this is inexpensive clear **
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Re: using pearl powder with paint

Post by mapexgurl on November 7th 2010, 6:23 pm

Super Marine sells a clear

http://www.supermarinepaint.com
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Re: using pearl powder with paint

Post by retired plumber on November 7th 2010, 11:27 pm

74elco, The problem there is you can't put lacquer over enamel because it is "hotter" and WILL make the enamel lift, wrinkle and come off. Also, it won't mix with mineral spirits the way we need it to. If the whole job is done with lacquer tho then I would think it will work as long as some kind of retarder is put in the paint because lacquer sets up really fast so there won't be much flow out, at least that has been my experience.
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