The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

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  1. Buckocaster51

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    You may want to befriend somebody that has a workspace and equipment.

    This past winter I helped a HS student do a killer blue flake finish on a piece he was putting together.
     
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    Oh oh is sparkling madness staring back up again. I don't suppose there is a killer picture of the killer blue flake to be killer blue proving it is there please???
     
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    I don't think is bad for a first effort.

    :)
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    The only thing I really miss living in Northern Missouri was how cheap space was. My parents humongous garage was epic!
    But, living in the big downtown now I don't know anyone other than a real car-shop that would have more space than my little garage (being lucky to have afforded one at all!). City problems. :D Might start hovering around an auto-body shop!
     
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    Hello Buckocaster, your Emerald Caster build inspired me to attempt my own. I utilized all of the same techniques I learned reading through your threads here. I used a McCormick spice shaker to apply the flake. LOL. The McCormick sugar and cinnamon spice shaker had the perfect size holes to sprinkle flake for me. Going to post pics to get your feedback on my first attempt. Love reading through all of your builds I intend to do more moving forward. Love the sparkle. 20180221_152051.jpg
     
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    Another pic. 20180221_152037.jpg FB_IMG_1517938301207.jpg
     
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    Nice! What did you use for purfling?

    Lacquer or automotive polyurethane?

    Is that body pine?

    Two thumbs up!
     
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    The purfling I acquired on eBay. Through a Chinese seller. It is two strips of purfling plus the white binding. I kind of followed your way of using all Deft gloss lacquer. The body is Ash. I like your checkerboard look but didn't want to be a complete copier. LOL. I ran the purfling strips with the hash marks running the same direction to hopefully create a rope effect. Thank you for your compliment. John
     
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    Closeup of binding. 20180203_144249.jpg
     
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    So I've decided to go down the hole of a real sparkle caster. Paulwonia body, filled grain, sanding sealer, dupli color black, flake mixed into a 2k clear. Came out descent with the first coat. Woke up to find it all bubbled up. And it basically peeled off the dupli color also. Which brings me to my questions/statements. The 2k is about the same as the Deltron so what base has actually worked? General consensus as car paint goes is a single stage base won't work with a 2 stage clear. Did you ever have this problem? I've read through most but haven't figured out what base was used under the Deltron. 20180403_193306.jpg
     
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    That is sad because that would've been beautiful. I've used the Dupli-Color paints and clear with great success. Did you mix acrylic with oil based paint/clear? That could be the reason for your results or you just got some bad paint/clear.

    It's disheartening and I know how you feel. I did a Gold base under Candy Red Metalflake job on my motorcycle that was gorgeous til in sat in the hot sun the next day and the red cracked all over. Lucky I didn't have a heart attack that day because my blood was boiling.
     
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    I honestly don't know what happened. The clear I'm using is a 2 stage and it's an acrylic. The rattle can base is obviously a since stage but it also says that it's an acrylic. Really aggravating! Paint store told me I have to use some expensive primer and an expensive base. But here is see a sanding sealer, krylon, and Deltron. Just about the same combination that I used.
     
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    I've used the Dupli-color with primer base and without and without a sealer. My guess is the glitter had a reaction with the chemicals in the paint/clear, don't know for sure since I haven't used glitter with that paint before.

    Krylon has rattle can glitter paint, but the glitter is silver and spraying results vary.

    There's other brands out there, but haven't used them.
     
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    11 year old thread, impressive. TDPRI keeps on giving.
     
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    11 years? That's it? This thread should be required reading for any new member. It captures the fantastic comradery sp? camaraderie sp? (dunno). Anyway this kind of thread is what made this place great and there is soooo much knowledge and humor shared throughout. Hopefully this never dies. I'll use my powerful fingers to post a sparkly pic of my own, inspired by this thread of course

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    time? over how long of a time period did you do all of this?

    I have never mixed flake into a 2k clear so I can't speak to that.

    As far as base coats go, I have used Duplicolor. I generally use a black base from the auto shop. If I need a color, I get the appropriate color from the auto shop.

    My suspicion is that something wasn't cured before something else got put on top of it.
     
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    YessirreeBob!
     
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    My technique has changed much since the beginning.

    I used 2 part polyurethane for sanding sealer.

    a PPG base

    float the flake on in color blender

    then coat with 2 part polyurethane.

    I try to stay away from flake from the craft store and finishes from the hardware store. ;)

    Is that Krylon new formula or old formula? Back in the day (11 years ago) Krylon was a different cat than it is now.
     
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    gol DANG but I love this one!
     
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