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Old 01-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get some pearl powder but I'm not really sure how to use it.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This sounds like a good question for- Beer980.
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I've never messed with the pearl colors, but I imagine they are a lot like the glow colors and require an undercoat.
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If you are talking about with soft plastics... you just put about a pinch in your plastic and it gives your color a pearlescent color... If you look at a grape shad or red shad worm... that pearly color the grape and red have are attained by using the powder... you dont use much.. take a match and use that as your scoop and thats about all it takes.
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You can use larger amounts for an entire bait of that color. My Cool Cucumber color has 1 drop of white to make it less transparent and the rest of the color is from Pearl Green powder. The same with my Olive color. I have Olive, Turquoise, Pearl Green, Lumina Brass pearl powders that I use. Here is a close up of what that Pearl Green looks like. It gives the bait a look like snail/slug slime when the light hits it. The other picture is a bad light angle of what my Olive Pearl looks like.

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If you are talking about with soft plastics... you just put about a pinch in your plastic and it gives your color a pearlescent color... If you look at a grape shad or red shad worm... that pearly color the grape and red have are attained by using the powder... you dont use much.. take a match and use that as your scoop and thats about all it takes.
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You can use larger amounts for an entire bait of that color. My Cool Cucumber color has 1 drop of white to make it less transparent and the rest of the color is from Pearl Green powder. The same with my Olive color. I have Olive, Turquoise, Pearl Green, Lumina Brass pearl powders that I use. Here is a close up of what that Pearl Green looks like. It gives the bait a look like snail/slug slime when the light hits it. The other picture is a bad light angle of what my Olive Pearl looks like.

This sounds a lot like hi-lites. What's the difference? And are you normally not supposed to use colorant when you use the pearl powder?
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It is in the hi-lite powder family. Different brands may work or be used differently but I would think it is the same general idea. Mine are from LC and they have the following for powder coloring: Pearl, Super Hi-Lite and Ultra Lumina & Pearl Powders. They have a color chart of examples for each one so you can get an idea of how it would look at full strength without any other color in it.

My Olive pictured above is just a certain amount of powder I added to plain plastic. With the Cool Cucumber I put that 1 drop of white in there so it was not clear with the pearl effect. I found it helps to give it the shape outline if that sounds right. A low dose of white gives it a canvas to lay on if that makes sense. Of course I could use more powder and no white at all but the bait would look different then it turned out. It all depends on what you want to create and part of the learning process of how much and where.

Now for one labeled as a Hi-Lite you will get less color then the pearl type for the most part. The Turquoise one I use is more iridescent. If I just overloaded a clear plastic with it there would be a light milky color and it would be all shimmering. I tend to use it more like adding glitter because of the effect it creates. It almost acts like a prism by throwing one color and then looking like another.
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Thanks a lot beer.
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ooops, I guess I should have looked at what section this was in lol.
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