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Discussion in 'Open Bar!' started by SiRoxx, Jul 26, 2019.


  1. SiRoxx

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    Hey Everybody,
    I was lucky enough to receive a Flake King 500 for my Birthday. My Girlfriend Amanda got it for me and I got to have a play with it today.
    If you haven’t seen one before, they’re a great simple design.
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    The dry metal flake goes into the jar and the black collar on the right hand side is fitted for certain brushes (in this case to fit my Eclipse CS).
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    Starting the air blows the flake out of the nozzle onto a wet bed of clear or Intercoat.
    It took a few passes to figure out the best pressure and I still need a lot of practice with distance and overlap. But it’s a really cool tool that offers a lot of opportunities for designs.
    The only downside is that as it’s a fairly hot day here in the U.K., I’m a little sweaty and absolutely covered in flake lol!
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    Oh neat! I was wondering if there was something like this on the market
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    Nice toy and I see you have already had fun with it.
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    Where can I get one of those?























    Not the flakes, the girl which buy you cool stuff lol
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    I've never sprayed flake or anything. Is there a better reason to spray the flake on to clear coat or intercoat versus just putting the flake into the clear itself and spraying it?
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    Nice. Your test came out great. You must have a look at the new rust efdect system they sell at Coast. They use the flake buster to apply it.
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    Congrats, Simon!

    The one, as I remember, you were with when having a trip down the river? That picture appears in my mind of two happy people enjoying the time of being together.

    Funny thing is, I wanted to start a thread on the flakes and now it's you who pushes me towards that. There are different ways of applying and I work on them. So we should talk over all the downsides:) One downside I already know:D
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    Haha, they’re incredibly difficult to find.


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    Thanks Andre. I hadn’t seen that yet, but will hunt it down now that you’ve mentioned it.


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    I wouldn’t say better, I wanted to try this to save having to clean flake out of my spray gun. I have sprayed flake a couple times and cleaned it for hours, yet I still find the odd piece in the gun after cleaning out another colour.


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    LOL.
    Yes Sir, that is Amanda. I’m a very lucky man, mainly lucky that she still puts up with me lol. A discussion on different flake, techniques and uses would be good. Definitely start that and I’ll add my little experience to the mix.


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    It would be soooo nice to put the link;) I've been for a while on their site but haven't succeeded in searching for anything mentioned:(:D
    It's really interesting what they sell there...

    The second downside! I'll take the photos and start the thread!
    I think, you haven't mentioned the cleaning the area!:D Besides cleaning of the gun.

    Maybe not my business, but...
    I like watching happy people at their wedding event!;) Indulge your AB fella!:D

    Will start, definitely! I've already gathered a box of flakes and other sweeties, but have neva tried em. Some guns for em and some thoughts for the busters. And tons of FAQS, where "F" is "S" as "seldom" asked questions, maybe . At least, some people here have the experience in applying those sparkling dusts.
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    Congrats Si, and belated happy birthday too mate. I hope you aint flaking in the house lol.. Amanda will not be pleased.. But then she might like a bit of bling here and there.. Will be good to have a thread on flake. I will certainly be tuning in.

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    That’s true, the sweeping and vacuuming did take a while and there’s still a bunch of flake hanging around. It’s worth the hassle though.
    Haha, I like the gentle nudge towards a wedding event LOL. There is definitely a plan, nothing official yet and we need to buy a house first. But there is a plan at least.


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    Thanks Mate! So far the flake is limited to mostly inside the shed. And a bit outside on the floor lol.


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    Just spray it in the house and say its fairy dust or a unicorn came in and farted. :)

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    I can only imagine how annoying the cleaning of the gun was, as you didn't mention the cleaning of the place when mentioning the downsides:D


    Very reasonable plan!:thumbsup: It's good when two clever people plan smth!

    Yepp! That's it! Now I know what to say when someone is not satisfied with the place that doesn't look like it should. It's golden and magical dust!:D

    BTW, they say the same fantastic, if not "better", results are achieved by using pearls. Flakes are a bit heavier than the pearls, so wouldn't fly that high:)
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