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Old 01-16-2010, 05:18 AM
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need advice about HOK dry pearls

Hey everyone,
I'm gonna be painting my 00 civic with a dry pearl over HOK white base coat. I was wonder if I sould spray the dry pearl in my clear coat or what. I'm either getting blueberry, blue green, or sea green over the white like I said. I'm trying to go for a light blue or green.
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And if you can could you also tell me how much of each stuff I need so I don't buy more than enough. I'm only spraying my car and the lip of my rims. If need be I'll post a picture.

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I use a intermix clear (I think its called) its like a clear base coat that dries quick when everything is even and looks right then use clear....its like a tri coat system.When you add the pearls to the clear and you get a run ,the pearls run too and theres no good way to fix it.The amount of pearl is up to you but to much will change the color your tring to get...
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Intermix clear gives the pearl a body so the pearl flakes are spread out evenly, I also would use that. You can mix it in your clear but you can have problems like Deadbodyman said but if you do, put another 2 coats of clear, no Pearl over top.
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Good advice, also try and measure out how many grams of pearl you use VS the amount of intermix clear, then it's just a matter of remembering how many intermix coats you put on if you ever needed to repair a panel.

A little dry pearl goes a long ways, you might want to make some test panels to spray to perfect the amount, I would start off with a dash per pint of intermix, it really depends if you want a colored shimmer in the sun or have a heavy pearl effect.

HOK makes premixed pearl coats that lay out like base, that will go over white base nicely.

It's nice when you have to repaint a panel or two, I just redid a few damaged panels, ground effects, and rim inserts on this van with perfect color match, HOK Tangelo orange over HOK white
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Intercoat clear is the way to go. It makes the pearl so much easier to lay down even. PPG's DBC-500, HOK's SG-100, or these guys products are all good choices:

They make some nice pearls also. As far as pearls go I would recommend a xyrellic pearl escpecially over a white base. The xyrellic pearls will give you a nice clean white pearl effect without that dingy yellow you see sometimes on white tri-coats.

You can find the xyrellic pearls here.

They also have it in a premixed form already mixed with basecoat (intercoat clear).

Add shows only the white pearl xyrellic mix but they will mix whatever pearl you want in.

Good luck!
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