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    Making my own metal flakes

    I have a question for you finish painters out there . I have a couple ounces of brass metal flakes from my bandsaw , they are of fine particulate size . If cleaned and dried could they be used as metal flake for painting ? Save me 135 bucks to put toward something else .
    I normally save and clean my metal cuttings to mix with epoxy and use as a filler compound in bedding rifle actions in stocks .

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    I called my painter and asked him . He said that he honestly didn't know , but didn't want to experiment using his $1300 gun ...
    I understand .

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    I would say no,first the brass is to heavy and would not suspend in the paint.Second the particals would be much to large,and "chunky" as compared to a flat flake of Aluminium.

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    Brass powder would be a better description instead of flake . I do have aluminum and steel also .
    My painter suggested a flake called Rainbow , has different colors instead of silver or gold .

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    "Metal flake" isn't actually metal:

    What are metal flakes? Metal flakes are ultra-thin finished polyester material that can be added to clear paints and fiber glass resins.
    http://www.didspade.com/metal-flake/

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    I know nothing but a ? New flake is far different than old say 70s flake new flake is hexagon/round ware the old school flake looks almost rectangle and much more corse.

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    We're still planning on rainbow metal flake . Shot first coat of white yesterday . Got off to a slow start ...

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    I threw a bottle of craft glitter in the clear for my dads dune buggy. Had to put 7 more coats of straight clear and sand a lot to make flat. Looks like an old school flake job. Just ran the flake clear thru an old primer gun.

    Ron Pratt
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    Ron , Do you have any pictures of how the buggy turned out ?

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    I'm in Washington working on the Virage this was my sad attempt to get that picture code. Ha!! Looks like I got the whole page. I can get a close up of the flake after the 10th when I return. Working off my I phone.

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    26' Grady White "fish getter"

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