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Old 11-02-2012, 11:02 PM
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Painting with pearl

Hey all, I'm new to this forum and up to my eyeballs in a truck build.
Finally getting to the point where I am ready to actually paint the beast.
I'm not totally new to painting but all of my experience comes from fiberglass boats so I'm new to the whole 2stage base/clear thing :p

What I want to do is paint the truck black and then shoot some white pearl flames and blue pearl over everything else.
SO from what I understand from talking to the paint store guys is that I will be mixing the pearl in the first layer of clear and then shooting plain clear over the whole thing?
So I would shoot the base, tape off and shoot flames, retape over the flames and shoot the blue pearl and then clear the whole thing? Or shoot the base, tape off for the blue and then retape for the flames and then clear the whole thing? Will I wreck the paint if I try to tape it off or no?

This is a mud truck so perfect isn't needed but I don't want it to look like a four year old went to town if ya know what I mean.
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