Road bike with multiple products black gunmetal candy pearl

A really nice road bike painted with multiple products including black gunmetal candy pearl, silver holographic flake and red crystal ghost pearl.

Road bike with multiple products black gunmetal candy pearl

Hi, Matt, I initially removed all decals, except for the headset badge (no longer used by Cannondale and therefore not available for replacement) then, after sanding and masking, shot the frame with Rustoleum black primer (yep, in a spray-can).

After light sanding the primer coat I mixed PWP’s Black Pearl Candy pigment with clear lacquer (Dupli-Color) and applied with an air brush – light sand & repeat, then mixed PWP’s silver holographic micro-flake with clear and gave one light coat. I applied a coat of clear and then a coat with PWP’s Red Crystal Pearl pigment (ghost pearl) followed by several clear coats, light sanding between coats.  I finished with a final color sand and very light rubbing compound. Added some striping and rebuilt the working pieces. I ride it regularly, though not as often during hot weather (95°+).

I’m a 67 year old disabled Viet Nam veteran on a limited budget, so I appreciate your company’s affordable product line. My good friend, Frank Amiano, told me about your site and products and encouraged me to check it out before I decided on how to proceed on repainting my bike, glad I took his advice as I am now a fan of Paint With Pearl!

Peggy and Richard Grahn

Paint With Pearl

We at Paint With Pearl appreciate all of our customers.  Especially those who take the time to send us pictures and feedback on all of our products. Our Candy Pearls, Metal Flakes, True Chameleon pigments, Thermochromics, Glow In The Darks and all other paint pigments are truly custom paints and can be used in almost any application. There are so many options with our products! Photos, Videos and testimonials are a great way to show off the capabilities of our additives. If you find the opportunity, send us some great pics and a small testimonial about what you did with our products and we will send you a gift card for the website. We love to show off the work that our wonderful customers are doing. Contact us and send us your work!

All of our products can also be used in dip or other coatings.  We were the first company to supply the dip community with pigments.  If you have any reservations about whether our products work in dip or other coatings, don’t!  You should know that we were the pioneers who introduced Plasti Dip Pearls to the world.

We have also learned recently that our products are also completely compatible with a new process called Ceramic gun coatings. Read more about it here.

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peggy grahn


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