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Old 10-02-2006, 01:51 PM
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Speaking of paint and paint colors . . .

How do they make iridescent paint? I am fascinated by this phenomenon. I don't know that I'd ever want a car painted with it, but still, it is fascinating to see them drive by changing color as they go.
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I think adding mylar flakes is part of the process - gives a pearl effect. The rest of the color blending is a mystery to me... Perhaps in semitranslucent layers?
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:13 PM
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I think the mylar produced " metal flake"...
In the old days... they actually ground up fish scales for iridescent paints... they have probably figured out better things since then... in the 1960's the iridescent paints were pretty much only for car shows since they did not recommend letting the sun shine on them... a bummer to have to repaint every couple of years.... literally....
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