Part of the custom paint jobs is using different pigments that give very attractive effects to the object of custom work. These pigments are flakes, pearls, chameleons, fluorescent and other pigments. All of them have their own way of application, that require different techniques and tools. In other threads effect paints sometimes are mentioned, but it would be great to have special thread for discussion of the topics related with the pigments used for custom jobs. Recently we’ve discussed the flakes and tool for their application and we’ve seen there’s an interest in this topic, so time for the discussion has come, that’s why this thread has been launched. Wet or dry application, quantity of the pigments, viscosity of the mix, temperatures, distances to the surface etc, all mentioned features are important to know for using custom made paints. Some of you already have the experience in using mentioned (and not mentioned) effects pigments, so it would great if you’d share your experience. I already have many types of the pigments, but only tried some peals and chameleon. Used them in liquid state (like random paint), the paint was ready to use, I didn't prepare it. So I also interested in growing of the knowledge of custom paint preparation and use. I hope this thread is going to be interesting and informative. To start with something, I’ve taken some shots of part of the pigments I have. Here are the flakes. The photos don’t make any justice on how these things shine under the Sun. The difference between flakes and holographic flakes. Flakes just shine white sparkles and holographic flakes shine like all colours of the rainbow sparkles. These are some pearls. Photos don't show what they are under the sun, but something is better than nothing. So, show what you’ve got, your jobs done, tools for application, etc. Any info is much appreciated! I’ll think over the tools for application and post them here also.