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BarryK 11-06-2004 06:01 PM

Flip/flop & Candy Colors
Hey guys, I know a lot of you do pearl colors. At the NACE show here I went to see a friend that is with Sem.
They are launching a full custom color system
Its cheap, its simple and they have done their homework over the last two years and it is right.
Its ready to go to distribution now so you may want to ask the jobber to get you the color chips and info on it.
This is going to give House of color a run.

"Color Horizons" is the name of it.

MARTINSR 11-06-2004 06:46 PM

I have to say, I have used a lot of SEM products and I am always pleased. If that is any indication, these custom paints will be no different.

mrcleanr6 11-06-2004 08:28 PM

i got one of the sem color horizions chip cards about a month ago. looks very nice. i did not know these were new products for them. i thought that all this stuff has been available for sometime now. it consists of 8 base colors and 14 candy color concentrates. they also have a few pearls and flakes. it seems that all the colors are very similar or identical to hok but i'm sure there is a $$$ difference. it seems that alot of companies are comming out with a custom color line but they all use the same dyes. it would be nice if there were actually some new colors that came out. i suppose that lightfastness really limits the # of colors that are available. the only thing new i have seen in a long time is the black candy from rm and alsa. i am definately going to give some of sem's stuff a try. thanks barry for the info.

hey barry....i just looked at my chip card and it says last revised 07/02. this is definately something new they have comming out??? maybe new colors or a different system??

BarryK 11-06-2004 10:09 PM

Yes, totally different from what he showed me.
$22 of Pearl mixes with a gallon and a half of your clear.
He said line is now ready for shipping this week.

mrcleanr6 11-07-2004 05:24 AM

awesome, i'll look into it!!! thanks.

crazy larry 11-07-2004 06:53 AM

Barry, if your gonna turn us on to something cool, you could at least give us a link or two. make me do all the work....:nono: :rolleyes:

mrcleanr6 11-07-2004 09:39 AM

BarryK 11-07-2004 07:48 PM


Originally posted by crazy larry
Barry, if your gonna turn us on to something cool, you could at least give us a link or two. make me do all the work....:nono: :rolleyes:

Sorry Crazy Larry, I did not know that had one!
As you can see now that you have the link there are a lot more efficient people on here than me!

crazy larry 11-07-2004 08:31 PM

so let me get this straight... i use this with my ppg? it's not a totally seperate "use by itself" product line?

$22 for enough to mix up a gallon and a half..... thats a bargain. I could afford to try it out, much cheaper learning curve.

mrcleanr6 11-07-2004 08:39 PM

alot of the stuff is just like house of kolor's with dry pearls and flakes that you add to your clear as well as the candy concentrates. the only thing a little different that the base colors are in concentrated form also. you should be able to use all their stuff with your ppg line. i have used the flourescent pigment before and you just mix it into any clearcoat. worked great.

crazy larry 11-07-2004 09:02 PM

i mix the base color concentrate from sem with my ppg clear and that is my base coat.?.... would you need a clear coat on top of that? interesting..... please bare with me. or is it bear? Barry , put your clothes back on.;)

mrcleanr6 11-07-2004 09:08 PM

it says in my book to mix in clear. i dont know if thats clear basecoat or urethane clearcoat. never used that stuff. the flourescent pigment i used mixed into the clearcoat. all the pearls, candys and flakes can be mixed into either clear base or clearcoat.

crazy larry 11-07-2004 09:12 PM

I did not know they made a clear basecoat....... learn something new everyday.:thumbup:

mrcleanr6 11-07-2004 09:17 PM

yes, i think every company makes it. house of kolor calls it intercoat clear, ppg calls it binding clear (i think).

BarryK 11-08-2004 04:50 AM

I have always made my own pearls and candies so not real sure how all the other procedures work.

But he showed me a panel taken to bare metal and one
covered with white epoxy and one with back epoxy than the pearl was mixed in the clear and two coats shot and than cleared with straight clear.
He also said you could tint a sealer and use as a base.

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