I'm building the Tom Daniel Vampire cycle and was wondering what is the best way to get a pearlesent effect after I paint and decal I've got it primered Is there a good pearl topcoat and do I need a certain brand of white also I need something that won't hurt the decals Spray can or airbrush is ok I've never used a pearl topcaot so any help is apreciated Thanks
What I'm trying to do is get it to look like the decals are pearl too so I was thinking if I paint it white and then apply the decals and then clear with a pearl it would look like the decals are pearl also If any body has done this let me know what you used
Well, if that's what you want to do, Testors, and Tamiya both make pearl whites, and pearl clear topcoats, I would strongly suggest using the Tamiya lacquers rather than the Testors as the Testors will yellow over time. If "I" were going to do this, I would airbrush HOK pearl white, apply the decals, then shoot some 2 part urethane with HOK pearl powder mixed in. No worries about decals with urethane. Here's an old build I did many years ago using pearl clear over hugger orange, you can see how it changed the bright orange, to a more peachy color with the topcoat. That's why I mentioned that fact.