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Platinum pearl
« on: 02/05/19 15:27 UTC »
No inkling at all where I got this, but the stuff is incredible.



Not gold, not silver, not copper and not bronze....it just sort of sits out there in its own little world. The particle size, the 10-60 um, is identical to the color shift purple/blue I love using so today this stuff got the better of me. I had 3 bodies of the 15 crappie cranks that were un-painted, so I did chartreuse bottom, hot orange tops. As soon as the top color was heat set I mixed a fair amount of this in clear, gloss top-coat Createx, reduced the mix a bit and put a generous coat over the entire bait on all three. Wow....what an interference color this stuff is. Hold the baits out a ways and they're a nice chartreuse/orange. Put them in the light and turn them and the colors, both of them, just jump from chartreuse to a beautiful golden chartreuse and the orange looks like its thinly gold plated. As soon as the seal coat has dried I'll get a picture of those three baits.

Like I mention....I haven't a clue where this came from but it seems to be a manufacturer's sample. The stuff is primo. Has anyone else seem this color of hi lite or pearl floating around anywhere? I'm really going to be sad when this that I have is gone.

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #1 on: 02/05/19 17:19 UTC »
I see Auto-air has a Metallic Platinum (4343) airbrush paint.  As close as I could find.

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #2 on: 02/05/19 19:28 UTC »
Here are three orange/chartreuse baits with the  platinum top coat. The picture is taken inside with a light. I'll get a picture in natural daylight tomorrow so this  stuff really shows itself. You can see it coming out in the edges where the two colors sort of fade into each other on the left and right hand baits. I had daylight when I painted these and results were unreal.


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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #3 on: 02/06/19 00:28 UTC »
Very nice I’m sure the crappie will think so too. 8)
May your days be filled with sun shine and you always have a tight line. AMEN

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #4 on: 02/06/19 11:00 UTC »
Here's a little better picture of the three orange baits in natural light and using wood as a background. The white paper towel forces the camera's filter to take out too much of the subtle stuff the baits have.

If you look at the backs and the sides of these you can see the platinum at work. These are knock-out beautiful in person.


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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #5 on: 02/06/19 12:18 UTC »
When the ice goes off; let us know how they run.

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #6 on: 02/06/19 12:51 UTC »
When I settle on hook size I'll be walking a couple of these down to the river behind us. I'm anxious to see how they cast. If they cast ok in cold weather I won't have to wonder about the warm.

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #7 on: 02/07/19 14:35 UTC »
Hi CTom, have you ever listened about Prochima products? It is an Italian leader Company about artcrafts. Here you are the link to their perlescent pigments brochure http://www.prochima.it/catalogo/prochima%2030.pdf
The key word for you is "cangiante" (shifting) and perhaps # KP/205 is what you are looking for. I own #KP/225 and KP/235 and they are really great inside plastisol.
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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #8 on: 02/07/19 15:52 UTC »
Thanks Cami.....I'm always liking to find new places to snoop. I took a quick peek at the site from the link and it may have something I'll like and want to use. I appreciate the link! Thanks again.

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #9 on: 02/08/19 12:40 UTC »
Here are a couple larger baits, 2.25" bodies, done with a pearl white base coat then followed with color. The top coats are the blue/purple color shift on the blue bait and the platinum pearl on the pink bait but even on the wood the sun works against the camera's filtering and of course what I wanted to show is lost.


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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #10 on: 02/08/19 13:45 UTC »
Dear CTom, these are really beatiful paintings. I know it is really difficult to catch the right light with the camera when you wish to shot a picture of a shifting color.
FYI there is also a French Company specialised in soft bait DIY tackles and they got an intersting line of pigment powders: https://breizhbaits.com/fr/nacres-et-pigments-colorants/31-super-chrome-pearl.html
Happy to be useful.
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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #11 on: 02/08/19 14:00 UTC »
I just took a tour of this latest website Cami. Interesting dual pigments to say the least. I have to stay away from these European companies...I spend too much money. lol

The blue backed baits shown in the link are very nice. I have an eye popping blue that does well on black plastic and don't use it near enough. I hope to change that soon.

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #12 on: 02/10/19 04:05 UTC »
The original product in question is manufactured by a company called Kuncai http://fjkuncai.com/product/index/10

I think they may also be represented in the west through Kuncai Americas.

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #13 on: 02/10/19 04:08 UTC »
Further investigation confirms the American representation, Kuncai Americas are situated in Worthington Ohio http://kuncaius.com

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Re: Platinum pearl
« Reply #14 on: 02/10/19 07:59 UTC »
Welcome aboard Highlander! Southeast Iowa flatlander here...lol.