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I've done a fair amount of work with glitter in my epoxy.  As a base coat before paint, you can put almost any type of glitter you can imagine.  I've used the cheap stuff from the dollar store, all the way up to the expensive metallic pigment.  They all work.  The larger size the glitter is, the harder it is to get a smooth surface overall.  The pigment can be added over the top of paint to give the epoxy a tint kinda.  Even a small amount of regular glitter works over top of paint.

 

I'll see if I can dig up some pics.  

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1 minute ago, eastman03 said:

I've done a fair amount of work with glitter in my epoxy.  As a base coat before paint, you can put almost any type of glitter you can imagine.  I've used the cheap stuff from the dollar store, all the way up to the expensive metallic pigment.  They all work.  The larger size the glitter is, the harder it is to get a smooth surface overall.  The pigment can be added over the top of paint to give the epoxy a tint kinda.  Even a small amount of regular glitter works over top of paint.

 

I'll see if I can dig up some pics.  

Not sure why, but I had the impression that glitter too big would affect the curing of the resin. Have you ever used on a final coat? 

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One thing I like to add to epoxy is pearl powder (DoIt). I will add the tiniest amount...like on the head of a tooth pick.

Once you see this in the sun...it just POPS! This is the same pearl powder you use in plastic.

The photo is a little deceiving as some of the reflections are make a boca effect.

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I agree with Chris, that's a great technique and it will look much better in the resin compared to in the paint. hobby glitter is fine. 

on the Glitters I've never had a problem with any of them with any clear coats. The only problems is with hot plastisol and you have to use special high temp glitters there. 

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