Sparkle finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by teej, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. teej


    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    In Drama today, we were cleaning up the auditorium and storage when I came across an old can of REAL glass flake glitter. Seriously, the stuff has to be from the 50s or 60s! Anywho... I've got a gallon can of the stuff, so I was wondering if I could use it to do a sparkle finish. As it is, the flakes are a little big, but since it's glass, I could crush it up a bit. Also, is there a place I can buy the needed supplies for a sparkle finish?
  2. rdhbass


    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    I would assume you can, if you have a spray rig to do the finish. I don't know if a sparkle finish is in the color coat or the clear coat. I bet if you went to and went to their forums, somebody would help you there.
  3. teej


    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Yeah, the paint rig I don't have. :smug: I wonder if I could persuade an auto body shop to do it? Or better yet, mix the glass flake and paint and apply it with a brush, then add the clear coat. Foam?
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    The sparkle is in the color, not the clear.