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    Senior Member kathrot's Avatar
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    metallic vs. flake

    quick question: is 'metallic finish' the same as a 'flake finish'?
    thanks in advance...

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    blah onetwentyeight's Avatar
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    nope. one has a sheen to it, the other looks like it got doused in glitter.

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    fantastic. thank you as always!

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    Not all glossy paints are metallic. Metallics and flakes have reflective material inside the paint. The difference is in the size of this material. Metallics have lots of tiny pieces (dots), Flake has fewer but larger pieces. You can apply metallics in as few coats as a non-metallic, which is one reason you see metallics on lots of cars, but not flake.

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    Dances With Cars TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
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    Metal flake is the sh*t

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    The real question is does one match your chrome bag and anodized deep Vs more than the other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Metal flake is the sh*t
    Ziggy Stardust drives a metal flake spacecar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    dan bones! goldenskeletons's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    Ziggy Stardust drives a metal flake spacecar.

    yo, my man knows FACTS.

    and you everybody knows ziggy stardust matched his paint job to his rims and then rocked matching boots. quit getting all jealous.

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