FashionPaint USA Crystal Flake

Crystal Flakes

Crystal Flakes is one of the finest special effects which we offer in our product line. Brilliance, glamour and luxury are the synonyms with which Crystal Flakes are associated. Our customers in the vehicle refinishing market (see references) use this effect varnish to create paint finishes that are high quality and stand out well above standard finishes. Also in the area of design, well-known companies use Crystal Flake effect from Fashion Paints; for example, a luxury speaker manufacturer offers exclusively selected Crystal Flake effect paints for the finish on the loudspeaker housing.

You have nine different colors to choose from, each transforms into a unique design depending on the color of the selected subsurface. In the selection of the substrate, the base coats, there are no limits to your creativity because you decide what should be the main color of your design and effect varnish.

The following colors are available:

FashionPaint USA Crystal Flake Colors

This effect finish is offered as a 1K Base - Crystal Flake. The product is undiluted and is adjusted by the addition of the Multi Thinners between 100 - 120%. Thus, you will receive after the mixing process at least two liters of ready to use solution. For the complete spraying of a vehicle, approximately four to five liters of this solution is needed.

The paint system and processing:

To begin, you need to paint the object with the Flash base which serves as the base coat. For this they use the services 1K Base coat paints, which come in various shades available. The opacity and the yield of the base coat varnish is a quality characteristic of Fashion Paints.

To achieve a very active and strong effect, we recommend a dark, preferably a black, background because with this the effect stands out best of all. With the choice of a white substrate, you achieve a distinctive, very subtle, yet striking crystal shimmer in the appropriate shade, which you have chosen.

After you have painted the base coat as a base, you will administer two to three coats of the Crystal Flake Effect 1K Base. The intensity is related to how much material you apply to your object.

If you want a subtle color change, only one layer of the effect varnish is often enough. If you desire a strong and very intense shimmer of the Crystal Flakes, you paint several layers until you have reached your desired intensity. Please note that this special-effect should not be screened, due to the fact that the micro fine Crystal Flakes could catch in the filter. Even when you paint should not use a strainer into the spray gun.

To achieve an absolute depth effect and to bring the right effect to the glow of the flakes, you should carefully select the right clear coat. It is advisable to paint two coats of clear finish to the show the brilliance of the Crystal Flakes and to protect the structure of the Flakes. Fashion Paints offers two clear coat systems, however we recommend the UHS CLEAR SB300:

FashionPaint USA Clear Coat Options

FashionPaint USA Crystal Flake Packaging