After having pretty good success with a Duplicolor/Minwax rattle can job I wanted to finish something else. I really like sparkles so I'm going to do my first sparkle job. I don't have spray equipment and don't want the hassle and smell of doing rattle cans again so I'm going to try a brush on finish. Here's a pic of the test on a stick. This is poplar sanded with 220, then 2 coats of Duplicolor grey sandable primer. Then using a cheap metal utility brush I did 3 coats of clear filled with .004 holo flake followed by about 6 coats of clear with no flakes. Then wet sanded with 600, 1000 and then 2 grades of polish. I did the test with a horrible brush to see how easy it was to level and did a rushed finish to see how forgivable it will be. The guitar will get more attention. I'm happy with the test. The clear is General Finishes High Performance water based gloss. It has acrylic and urethane. From this quick test I think if I use a nice foam brush and do some leveling between coats and pay a little more attention I think I'll get a good finish for minimal effort. I'll post more pics as they happen.