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Old 01-10-2012, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by toddwallace
What base paint did you use? Also interested in the quantity of each size glass sphere if you don't mind.. I was going to mix up a batch this weekend..
I used Dulux exterior house paint, bought a gallon of a messed up color for 8 bucks. Mixed a batch according to Vinces (302 Z28) instructions, I believe it is in the knowledge base, Here is a quote:
A gallon bag of the spheres cost about $6.00. You can see the potential cost savings here. A one gallon pail of exterior latex house paint, add some Micro Balloons to it and you basically have the same thing as Lizard Skin or Cool-Car for a mere fraction of the price. A 2 gallon pail of Lizard Skin is about $160

I believe the price is about 8 bucks for the micro-spheres now. Do a google search, I get mine from an ebay supplier. A mixed gallon will go a long way!
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