SuperShift Pearls produce the most intense color vibrancy and dynamic shifting effects. SuperShifts are made from the highest grade material, these pearls produce a range of 4-6 shifting colors tones.
The effects are most prominant on curved surfaces and at varying angles of view and lighting conditions.
For best results, use a three stage process. Apply base, apply pearl coats and finish with top coat clear. Please read below for specific instructions pertaining to each stage.
To create the most contrast and dynamic shifting effect we recommend using a black base (Jet Black is the most common).
White Particle SuperShifts can be used over bases other than black, please review the photo and video references for examples (located in the product’s description).
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We recommend mixing Pearls into Intercoat Clear to acheive the best result. However, Clear Binder or Base Clear can be used also. Do not mix shifting pearls into top coat clear.
Intercoat / Binder / Base Clear generally need to be thinned with Reducer to create ready to spray material. Follow the coating manufactuer's recommendation to determine how much reducer is required.
Example: if your intercoat calls for 1:1 ratio of intercoat to reducer, mix 2 quarts (64oz) of intercoat and 2 quarts (64oz) of reducer to make one ready to spray (sprayable) gallon (128oz).
In small increments, mix the recommended ratio of pearls into ready to spray material until properly dispersed. See ratios below.
- 25g to 1 gallon sprayable
- 5g to 26oz sprayable
- 1g to 5oz sprayable
Apply pearl coats over the base until you reach the desired amount of coverage. Best practice for spraying a full vehicle; walk the full length of the vehicle instead of spraying panel by panel to avoid overlapping coverage build up. Most of our pearls reach full coverage in approximately 3-4 coats. Underapplying shifting pearls will result in a darker effect. Overapplying shifting pearls can diminish color vibrancy and shifting effect. We recommend spraying a test panel or color card prior to application to dial in spray settings and coats. In this crucial step take note of gun angle & pressure, distance, overlap and spray technique.
For best results, follow the coating manufacturer’s recommended flash time in between coats, according to the temperature you are spraying in.
TOP COAT CLEAR
Finish with a UV protected clear coat (typically 2-3 coats). For best results, follow the coating manufacturer’s recommended flash time in between coats, according to the temperature you are spraying in.
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