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Pearl paint recommendations

I fooled around with painting the very first time. I painted a whit base coat of nason, yellow spies hecker, gold pearl and then spies hecker clear coat. It came out decent for my first time but the pearl looks like tiger stripes. Can you recommend some tips or something else I can do to help prevent the streaking.

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tiger striping is all in the painter sorry to say..takes good gun adjustment and practice so you get it on even..lot of the guys shoot from 3-4 inches away from the panel and lap every pass 50% to get it down nice..

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I know it's the painter (me) lol. but like I said I did the base coat fine, the clear coat went on good just did the pearl and came out crappy. thats why I was wondering if there were any recommendations like go slower, or mist it on or something like that. I'm gonna try to find a pearl that I can mix in with a clear I think that would be eaiser than painting straight with pearl. Unless you guys have other recommendation.
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I know that I am not a pro painter but I did use a black base with violet pearl powder in the clear coat. It went on fairly easy and was very even. It was different colors depending on how the sunlight hit it. It was blue, purple and black.

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Uhh, You can't shoot pearl,powder/paste alone. It HAS to be mixed in a "carrier" of either clear or inter coat. There are pearl base paints but those are a "color" of some sort with pearl mixed in.
The inter coat would be the "choice" as you can reduce it 1:1 or 1:2,add your pearl and apply it in seperate coats just like a coat of "paint" till you get the desired effect/color you want.Using clear is fine but you'll have considerably more build per coat and possiable solvent pop if you apply too many coats at once or mix up too much pearl and have more effect than your after. Takes some test sprays or "experience" in order to know what's "enough" in the mix.
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Yeah I seen HOK makes a clear that you can mix pearl in. I'll probably buy that and some powder from paintwithpearl.com I figured if I mix a gallon of pearl/clear at a time then i'll be ok on the amount. Just have to keep it mixed good. Not too sure what brand the paint he gave me but the auto paint shop said to just spray the pearl in a tri stage. It does look good but if you look at it from a low angle it is tiger stripped. But thanks that sonds good i'll get the clear from HOK and mix the pearl, then use the final clear.
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I fooled around with painting the very first time. I painted a whit base coat of nason, yellow spies hecker, gold pearl and then spies hecker clear coat. It came out decent for my first time but the pearl looks like tiger stripes. Can you recommend some tips or something else I can do to help prevent the streaking.
Shooting Pearl....75-90% Overlap. Do not spray too wet!

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I know that I am not a pro painter but I did use a black base with violet pearl powder in the clear coat. It went on fairly easy and was very even. It was different colors depending on how the sunlight hit it. It was blue, purple and black.
Whoa! could have fooled me! Looks like a pro job to me! I know I'd be happy with that job!

Great work!

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Whoa! could have fooled me! Looks like a pro job to me! I know I'd be happy with that job!

Great work!

Steve

Thanks for the complement, but I can not take all of the credit. I had help from a professional painter. I think spaying bc/cc is about as easy as falling out of a tree. I did have to be careful when spraying the clear w/pearl to have even coverage and not have streaks.
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What brand paint did you use?
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Painting With Metal Flake

DO NOT USE PAINTWITHPEARL.COM. I made the mistake of trying some of his metal flake. IT RUINED A PAINT JOB!!!! his flake is mislabled and falsely advertised. You order one thing, think it's what you need, paint with it, and have pissed off customers because you get it in the sun and the flake changes to some messed up color that it shouldn't. PLEASE DON"T MAKE MY MISTAKE. Use a well trusted name, and a well trusted distributor. I suggest house of kolor or somebody LOCAL to your location.
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I know it's the painter (me) lol. but like I said I did the base coat fine, the clear coat went on good just did the pearl and came out crappy. thats why I was wondering if there were any recommendations like go slower, or mist it on or something like that. I'm gonna try to find a pearl that I can mix in with a clear I think that would be eaiser than painting straight with pearl. Unless you guys have other recommendation.
Try a small air pressure adjusment...maybe if you use a lower pressure it might help
Sometimes paint Pearls if the pressure is slightly too high the gun wil lay on a differnet pattern at the ends of the spray pattern

Pearl is Hard Much harder than your base coat
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DO NOT USE PAINTWITHPEARL.COM. I made the mistake of trying some of his metal flake. IT RUINED A PAINT JOB!!!! his flake is mislabled and falsely advertised. You order one thing, think it's what you need, paint with it, and have pissed off customers because you get it in the sun and the flake changes to some messed up color that it shouldn't. PLEASE DON"T MAKE MY MISTAKE. Use a well trusted name, and a well trusted distributor. I suggest house of kolor or somebody LOCAL to your location.
What you should have said is YOU ruined a paint job! NOT the flake. YOU are the quality control when you recieve a product. If it was mislabled, the wrong color ect... It is YOUR responsibility to take steps to correct it. Don't use it. You can't blame his stuff for a paint job YOUR customer didn't like. ANY painter worth a crap knows what a product will do BEFORE he puts it on a customers car. If the color was wrong it was because YOU didn't 1)communicate with your customer good enough to know what he wanted or 2) didn't listen. Did you contact the supplier before you shot it and let them know what happened. It's easy to make a mistake shipping something. Happens all the time. I bet you knew it was wrong and was under pressure to get it done and just went ahead hoping the customer would be alright with it. If you would have, say, bought red flake and recieved red flake and shot it, then 6 months later the flake fade out back to silver, then yeah, crappy product. If you shot it and it looked different outside than you thought it would, then its on YOU. Takes 2 seconds to walk out side to look at it in the container in the sun. EVERY painter I know does that. For one reason, just to look at the cool colors.

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What you should have said is YOU ruined a paint job! NOT the flake. YOU are the quality control when you recieve a product. If it was mislabled, the wrong color ect... It is YOUR responsibility to take steps to correct it. Don't use it. You can't blame his stuff for a paint job YOUR customer didn't like. ANY painter worth a crap knows what a product will do BEFORE he puts it on a customers car. If the color was wrong it was because YOU didn't 1)communicate with your customer good enough to know what he wanted or 2) didn't listen. Did you contact the supplier before you shot it and let them know what happened. It's easy to make a mistake shipping something. Happens all the time. I bet you knew it was wrong and was under pressure to get it done and just went ahead hoping the customer would be alright with it. If you would have, say, bought red flake and recieved red flake and shot it, then 6 months later the flake fade out back to silver, then yeah, crappy product. If you shot it and it looked different outside than you thought it would, then its on YOU. Takes 2 seconds to walk out side to look at it in the container in the sun. EVERY painter I know does that. For one reason, just to look at the cool colors.
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The people saying it was not the product's fault on this one are totally spot on! If you can't be man enough to say that YOU messed up by skipping a few steps at least don't tarnish a distributor's reputation. They are cheap and you are too, but most cheap products still get the job done. I have used some bottom of the barrel stuff before and always came out as expected. Anything that came out wrong was/has been MY fault. It happens.

Just learn from YOUR mistake/s, we all make them. Your costumers(more than 1?) should never have seen your mistakes in the first place.
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