Our Chameleon Pearls ® paint is gaining quite a bit of popularity, due to the great pricing and the cool colors that we have available. The Chameleon Pearls ® will color shift with angle and light, with usually several different colors involved with the shift.
The older Chameleon Pearls ® were made by exact combinations of our Ghost Pearl ® paint and Candy Pearl ® paint . It is always important to paint over a BLACK base coat with our chameleon paint pearls , because black will not interfere with the true colors in the pigments (I knew some guys down in Pueblo, CO. who tried to paint chameleon over white, and wasted several thousand dollars and had to start over from scratch–and that was using HOK’s kameleon paint). Do yourself a favor, and paint the chameleons over black. With our products, it’s good to get a few coats down. The more, the better. It’s also always true that using a quality top-coat clear (like one that is over 100 bucks a gallon and has adequate UV protection) will keep the colors shifting and protect your paint job like it should be protected. Good quality clear coat is always a recommendation when custom painting.
With our chameleon paint flakes we also ask that painters use a black base coat for overall color changing effects.. They are truly a color changing flake, with different color effects depending on the light and angle that you see them. Our chameleon paint flakes can be sprayed over a white base, but not to acheive a color-change paint effect, but to acheive more of an abalone shell sparke effect. We highly recommend these flakes and we recommend that people mix them at about 1 heaping tablespoon per quart of base clear, and use a quality clear top coat to spray over the flake, as our other chameleons. Our chameleon flakes are unfortunately the only product we sell that cannot be used in powder coating, because the heat threshold will not tolerate the powder coating ovens. In paint, however, these chameleon flakes can be mixed with our candy paint, pearl paint, or our other metal flakes.
Black base coat: You may mix any of the chameleon paint pigments into any of our ghost pearls or candy paint pearls, but keep in mind that using too much will make the project take on the color of the pearl and overwhelm the chameleon. The effects that you can acheive are endless.
Remember, creating a one-of-a-kind custom paint job isn’t buying it from a can. There are literally millions of make them yourself colors available at your fingertips with very little experimentation. At our prices, anyone could buy a few of our products and create never before seen colors.
If you are still confused over which products would look good over your existing paint, or want to discuss your options, contact us! We always try to make ourselves available to painters and powder coaters for extra advise. As with any paint project, paint test panels before you begin, so that you aceive the custom paint effect that you want!