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Murano pearl????????????????

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  1. foz
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    Can someone please help me find a bit of Murano Pearl???????

    The previous owner and painter of my car say the Murano he used had "no color". I assume he means clear or white???????

    HELP ! ! ! I don't need much at all.

    Thanks all.

    Kelly
    815-312-8240
     
  2. Hellfish
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    Posting a pic of your car would help. Did he mean a Nissan Murano? I think that was offered with a white pearl.
     
  3. falcongeorge
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  4. cleatus
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    I have an old jar of white pearl from the 1980s, but I'm pretty sure it is PPG
    It is super concentrated paste - stick a toothpick into the pearly goo and then swirl the toothpick into some mixed clear, and suddenly you have a whole can of pearly goodness.
    It is so incredibly concentrated that you have to be real careful not to overdo it with the amount of paste you mix into the clear or it makes it more cloudy instead of subtle sparkly. Ive used it many many times and it still is a full jar. Never seems to harden or go bad.
     

  5. Tman
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    That is some good stuff. I have used it many years ago. Only used too much ONCE, you learn that one fast! Blood red ended up with a foggy pinkish hue!
     
  6. cleatus
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    Ha, that reminds me of the 'pink' flames on my porsche red truck!
    Oh well...pink was high fashion at the time, so a lot of people liked it
    It matched my pink motocross gear!
     

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  7. pimpin paint
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    Haaaaaaaaaaaaa! I haven't seen true Murano pearl in a paint store, for sale, in over thirty years:( Due to the high lead salts , and the ground sea shells, both very toxic, contained therein.

    Depending on what pearl was used, you may be able to go with HOK or some other custom brand sold today.;)
     
  8. True Murano pearl was imported by the Mearl Corporation in New York and as I recall they did not offer white pearl;only various colors.The Murano colors were designed so that they would show different colors depending upon the angle they were viewed at.You had to be careful if you were using multiple colors because certain colors sprayed over each would neutralize the color play. I don't believe they contain lead or fish scales but rather synthetic crystals. The color play was acheived by the crystals allowing some light to be reflected off them and some light to be absorbed and refracted.I read a tech article they published a long time ago that was interesting. Not sure if they are still in business.
    I had some natural pearl paste around some time ago but I think I gave it away.I'll check to see if it is still in my paint cabinet.
     
  9. Tman
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    That looks light years better than the one I sprayed!
     
  10. foz
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    Yes, please check and see what you have. Whats on my car is most likely silver or white pearl.

    HELP!!! Must be Murano brand pearl though to try and match what I have. :)
     
  11. Tom davison
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    Here's what it looks like when you open a sealed jar of it in 2013 that was purchased in 1972! I'm sure it was Murano, but the enterprising Einar Lockwood re-labeled it as his "own" brand. This was gold reflective with a lavender background.

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  12. Tom:How big is that jar;the pic makes it hard to determine size. The original jars from Mearl were about the size of a small spin-on oil filter.Does the color change as you look at it from a different angle? I had a color chart from Mearl that showed the different pigments over a black and white base(their recommendation for best color play)and I don't recall seeing that particular color.Seemed that all were a silver base.BUT...that was in the early 70's so my memory may be a bit strained.
     
  13. Tom davison
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    Oh, yeah, it's that size; they all were the same size back then. Yes, as I said, gold highlight against lavender. The others, I believe, were red highlight against green, green against red. Mearl was the company name that I saw and used before Lockwood began to stock them, same size and shape jar. Oh yeah, for all the youngsters out there, this was a glass jar, baby! They didn't bounce like today's "jars" when you drop them!
     
  14. chopolds
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    I've got a couple unopened jars of the Mearl pearl, gold and red. I had talked to an older guy who was great friends with my old boss and mentor, and he told me that he was the "rep" for Mearl back in the day. He would buy a drum of the stuff that was originally meant for cosmetics, and repackage it in smaller containers for sale to the local custom painters. Now I don't know if he used a Mearl jar, but it seems like he could package it however he liked. Perhaps in blank cans, or with other labels.
     
  15. thebearded1
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    I sold about 6-8 jars to Gean Winfield Iknow he still uses it. might check with him
     
  16. Dads-53
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    I have two of red and two of gold I would sell for $150 each. I was Lockwoods paint rep. up until they closed the store. I bought all the pearl they had left and Gary Glasco (Night Prowlers) and I sold it all off except for these 4 pints. Jim Green Got all the formulas but all were in A/L (Wild Childs)
     
  17. pimpin paint
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    Hey Tom,

    That jar of pearl is like porno for painters:D Even in its' decomposed state, it looks yummy:)

    Wanna see a grown man cry? Drop a fifty dollar jar of pearl on the shop floor:(
     
  18. I still have my dad's old murano pearl jars. I sprayed my 59's steering wheel with the green. Over the green base, the blue hue is what really shows up.
     
  19. Went to Lockwoods a couple of times in the 70's. Living in a small town and going to the BIG CITY where you had to ring a buzzer to get in the store was quite a eye opener. They were nice folks and we bought some of that Pearl. I remember looking at the color chart. Sorry don't have any.
     
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