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Old pearl paint
Posted by plydude55 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:17 PM

Does anybody happen to know what the late 50s or early 60s pearl custom paints were? I remember seeing paint jobs that looked like the inside of an abalone shell, and really want to know how it was done.

 

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    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:48 PM

Originally, pearl was created by crushing fish scales to a fine powder and adding them to the paint. All sorts of scales and eventually shells like abalone were used. Pretty sure today it's all synthetic.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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