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chameleon paint pigment conserns

anyone have experience with this?

is it better to use clear coat(PolyUrethane or whatever) or midcoat (dpg 500 or whatever) to mix the pigment?

is it better to do less coats or more coats?
less pigment or more pigment?
better to add more pigment less coats or less pigment more coats?

this will be for a motorcycle BTW and sense the plastic will flex and bend alot I do not know what would be best to avoid cracking and overwelming the color change effect blue to green

I was going to do a black cherry base with blue/green chameleon paint pigment mixed in dpg 500 or clearcoat
as i like the bright effects of a red base, and the changing effects of a black

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I have never sprayed the chameleon pigments, but candy concentrates and pearls are usually mixed in a mid-coat clear. Mix ratios usually recommend 1 tablespoon per mixed quart of clear, and most recommend using chameleon colors over a black base for the best effect and color shift. Once you mix it, coat until you get the effect you are after, then top coat with a quality clear of choice after the mid-coat has dried. Make sure you allow plenty of flash/dry time on the mid-coat or you will have solvent pop issues. Hopefully someone with experience with the chameleon pigments will chime in as what I have said is pretty much universal candy or pearl information. Hope it helps some.

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I would strongly recommend using DBC500 mid coat clear base mixed with the Harlequin, if using PPG products. I agree with the above statement, apply over a black base for better coverage and appearance. I mix it into ready to spray DBC500 in a ratio of 32:6 since the Harlequin comes in 6oz bottles from PPG. So a full bottle mixed into a quart of 500 is an easy to remember ratio should you ever have to repair or repaint something.

If not using PPG products, use the similar system from that company.

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anyone have experience with this?

is it better to use clear coat(PolyUrethane or whatever) or midcoat (dpg 500 or whatever) to mix the pigment?

is it better to do less coats or more coats?
less pigment or more pigment?
better to add more pigment less coats or less pigment more coats?

this will be for a motorcycle BTW and sense the plastic will flex and bend alot I do not know what would be best to avoid cracking and overwelming the color change effect blue to green

I was going to do a black cherry base with blue/green chameleon paint pigment mixed in dpg 500 or clearcoat
as i like the bright effects of a red base, and the changing effects of a black
What kind of Chameleon paint is it? The dry powder chameleons need to be put into a interocat clear like the DBC500. Both the powder version and the paint version do need to be sprayed over black though, always gives the best possible flop. So knowing what brand and what it is really is needed to know for sure. :-)
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