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Blue Spectre Pearl
This 25 gram bag of Blue Spectre Pearl ® powder is a great special effects pigment for adding to clear in automotive paint or powder-coating applications.
Why Our Blue Spectre Pearl ®?
Our Blue Spectre Pearl is guaranteed to mix well with any clear paints or tinted candy paints, and has a temperature threshold of about 1600 degrees fahrenheit. It is a very fine powder and will spray well through airbrushes, powder guns, and HVLP paint guns. It is very light, so it stays well mixed in paint without settling too fast in your gun, and can make great tinted clears for light to heavy effects (it’s your choice). One 25 gram bag treats from 2 to 4 quarts of clear. It can be mixed in everything from Paint, Powder Coat, vehicle dip, Any clear Polyurethane, or shoe polish, or Concrete Sealer. We have had users use it on shoes, motorcycles, bar-tops, baked into pottery glaze. This is some of the most beautiful and versatile powder you will find anywhere. In the old days, they used to paint Spectre Flames with clear Mica powders because the clear mica particulate reflected one color while letting you see the color underneath.
Newer cars and motorcycles can be seen with spectre pearl effects done in the factory, such as the Lamborghini orange paint with the beautiful gold pearl that we see at the auto shows, or simpler pearlescent white paints that we see on new Cadillacs or Infiniti cars, which can be achieved with a simple blue spectre pearl or gold spectre pearl applied over a white base coat. Turning a two-stage paint job into a three-stage paint job is the basic step in creating a quality pearl paint.
With this thought in mind, anyone can make an ordinary paint job into a Spectre pearls paint job. Instead of doing a base-coat clear-coat paint job, we add the pearl paint into the middle of the mix. Base-coat, blue spectre pearl paint, clear-coat. We always recommend that people make their own mixes and spray a test panel before doing the entire project, and it is always wise to use a base clear, or a binder to mix the pearls with before adding the final clears. The final clear step is only recommended for custom paint, and not for powder coating, gel coating, or faux finish. If you are looking to do a project using these beautiful blue spectre pearls, we have a few suggestions on which colors look good over which base coats…
White base coat: Use any of the spectre pearls, but keep in mind that the Blue spectre pearls ® will give you a iridescent BLUE look in the sun. Blue Spectre Pearls® violet, orange, gold and silver are the most popular colors for white base coats.
Black base coat: You also may use any of the spectre pearls, but keep in mind that using too much will make the project take on the color of the pearl and overwhelm the black. To get a cool midnight color change effect, keep the ratio of pearl down to about a teaspoon per quart in the clear base or binder. In powder coating, keep the ratio down to a tablespoon per pound and add onto that as needed.
We recommend 1 level teaspoon per sprayable quart of clear for our spectre pearls. 1 heaping tablespoon can be added into a pound of clear powder for powder coating. This is a starting ratio and can be changed for your specific job.
All of our products can be used in vehicle dip, we were the first company to supply the dip community with pigments. If you have any reservations about whether our products work in vehicle dip, you should know that we were the pioneers who introduced Plasti Dip Pearls to the world.