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Pearl Finish Question

I'm thinking about new paint for Hester. I want to stay with the Scarlett red, but I really like the pearl-like finish I've seen inn yellow and white.

My question is can such a pearl feature be added to any color of paint? I'll find a qualified local painter (Dallas, Texas area) to do the work this fall. I'm just mulling over options at this point.

Any insight appreciated.



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I'm thinking about new paint for Hester. I want to stay with the Scarlett red, but I really like the pearl-like finish I've seen inn yellow and white.

My question is can such a pearl feature be added to any color of paint? I'll find a qualified local painter (Dallas, Texas area) to do the work this fall. I'm just mulling over options at this point.

Any insight appreciated.
Yes you can use a pearl over any color, it depends on the effect you are going for and the color of pearl you want to use.

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Yes you can use a pearl over any color, it depends on the effect you are going for and the color of pearl you want to use.
Thanks Frankie! I want a subtle pearl effect that you have to get close up to see, but I don't want to diminish the depth of the Scarlett red or make it look pink.



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Be careful if you're painting it yourself. I've seen "red pearl" colors come out looking like a shade of pink

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Be careful if you're painting it yourself. I've seen "red pearl" colors come out looking like a shade of pink
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Thanks Frankie! I want a subtle pearl effect that you have to get close up to see, but I don't want to diminish the depth of the Scarlett red or make it look pink.
I would suggest a shade of a red pearl then. It will still look red but will twinkle at you in the right light.

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I would suggest a shade of a red pearl then. It will still look red but will twinkle at you in the right light.
I like being twinkled at!



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A red xirallic pearl over the scarlet would work well. You can control how subtle you want it by the amount of pearl you apply. Most of the CVO paint colors use xirallic pearl.


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I been thinking of pearl myself ,, but I'm thinking two tone leaving the black with a pearl on the bottom half of the fairing and breaking up the tank , bags and covers with it as well .. But I'm getting brave and pondering doing my own shooting

How much paint will it take to do the entire bike ??

a couple gallons ??

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I been thinking of pearl myself ,, but I'm thinking two tone leaving the black with a pearl on the bottom half of the fairing and breaking up the tank , bags and covers with it as well .. But I'm getting brave and pondering doing my own shooting

How much paint will it take to do the entire bike ??

a couple gallons ??

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A qt or two per color, depends on how well it covers and the color of your primer/sealer.

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