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Heres a Tele I did. I shot silver flakes mixed in clear lacquer on a silver base. Taped off the flames and shot kandy orange/red while masking off the silver outlines.

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You can buy the flakes from auto paint shops...sometimes they will sell small amounts. I know painters who use the 'parmesan cheese' method. :D Shoot a heavy clear and sprinkle the flakes on the wet clear. When dry, it will feel like sand...be ready to do a LOT of clear poly coats to make it smooth. Big flakes require a bigger spray tip if spraying.

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