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Any tips to having uniform metallic finishes? Chromabase ok?

I've been spraying for around 6 years now and have been lately buying better tools and reading and asking around on tips and techniques. I've learned a lot. I used to mix my own metallics using crescent bronze flakes (several colors and of course silver).

I've recently switched to DuPont products. It seems like having a system that's been designed to work well has helped me immensely.

But I still don't claim to be the expert on it. Here's what I have found:

-Too dry and it looks good usually but can have adhesion problems
-Too wet and it looks mottled.

Any tips and tricks to getting a beautiful metallic finish? I'm still a little green on metallics. I will be the first to say I'm a hack! I do it until it works. But it'd be nice to work from an educated perspective if possible.
thanks for any tips!

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DuPont Chromabase is about as easy as it gets, very user friendly.
Getting it on not to wet and not to dry just takes practice.
DuPont does have a basemaker made just for metallics for better
control. I think it's only available in gallons though.
It's a slower dry which also helps.
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