Gunmetal Black Candy Pearls ®
This 25 gram Gunmetal Black Candy Pearls ® powder is a great pigment for creating your very own tinted clears in paint or powder-coating applications. It mixes well with any clear paints or tinted candy paints. Candy Pearls have a temperature threshold of about 400 degrees fahrenheit. It is a very fine powder and will spray well through airbrushes, powder guns, and HVLP paint guns. Pearl is very light and mixes in paint without settling too fast in your gun. Candy Pearls can make great tinted clears for light to heavy effects (it’s your choice). One 25 gram bag of our Gunmetal Black Candy Pearls ® treats from 1 to 2 quarts of clear. As you can see in the picture, it has subtle multi-colored reflections.
This versatile powder is used in powder coating, gel coat, screen printing, airbrush art, leather finishing, or even in concrete and tile sealer to create that awesome countertop. Can make a great faux finish, too!
At Paint With Pearl, we pride ourselves on the quality of our Gunmetal Black Candy Pearl pigments. These are quality metallic Iron Mica colored pigments that have a good deal of their own iridescence built right in. The mixture, however, of our candy pigments will never be truly transparent, due to the fact that they are solid particles of mica and iron. This does not mean that you can’t achieve a good degree of transparency from the candy paint pigments. It means that you will achieve total coverage after several coats, being unable to see whatever is underneath. We suggest using about 1/2 of one of our bags per quart of base clear or inter coat clear. Using a full bag per quart would basically make a colored metallic pearl paint.
Our candy pearls are used to make your own chameleon paint pigments, by mixing them with different ghost pearl paint pigments. This is usually done by a 3 to 1 ghost to candy paint ratio, sprayed in about 5 coats. This is not something for the apprentice to try, but more for a skilled pro with the common sense to spray out test panels before attempting to paint an entire project. As we have said in other articles on this site, there are literally millions of possibilities of what you can achieve in the custom paint realm by mixing and matching our products.
We recommend using 1 bag per quart of sprayable clear for an opaque metallic like paint. For a more translucent candy type of paint mix 1 bag to 2 quarts of sprayable clear. These are starting ratios and you can adjust them for your specific job. If you have any questions you can always contact us or visit our FAQs page.
Not only do all of our candy pearls work great in plasti dip, we were the first company to supply the dip community with its pigments. If you have any reservations about whether our products work in Plasti Dip, don’t! You should know that we were the pioneers who introduced Plasti Dip Pearls to the world.
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