What are pearls and why should I use them?

The biggest game-changer since dip products worked their way into the industry, but what exactly are pearls? Pearls are little tiny “flakes” or “pigments” that usually look like a fine powder which allow you to “tint” or “color” a clear gallon of your choice of removable rubber coating.

There are various categories of pearls such as candy pearls, ghost pearls, or even chameleon pearls. Different categories behave differently. Candy pearls are a way to get vibrant solid colors while chameleon pears offer an iridescent effect – also known as color changing pearls. They will appear different depending on lighting and the angle you are looking at them. Ghost pearls are often a white powder. Ghost pearls are mainly meant to be sprayed over a white car to achieve their primary goal. Where the light hits, they will add a subtle splash of color which explains this “ghosting” effect.

How much pearl do I need?

An important question asked is, “How much pearl do I need?” The answer to this often varies but through various testing and statements by vendors, the most popular consensus is that most candy pearls can achieve their full effect without changing the way the product lays at 50 grams per gallon. Most ghost pearls are recommended at 25 grams per gallon and most chameleon pearls at 75 grams per gallon. There has been some debate on chameleon pearls as some users prefer 50 grams per gallon – just keep in mind you will have to use more product to achieve the same result as 75 grams per gallon.

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