A self-activated crystallized paint mask that works over a cleared surface that has been thoroughly sanded. The ease of application and product uniqueness are due to the chemical makeup.
You can create a plethora of small, closely woven crystals by force drying or you can create larger crystals by air drying. A perfect complement to any of our other base coats or specialty additives. Combine Crystal Mess with any Cande for an unmatched vibrancy.
With this you also have the ability to determine the appearance or properties of your final pattern based on your application methods for example:
- Intricate Swirled Patterns
Achieve this look of a really tight “swirled” crystal pattern by “scuffing” your intercoat or clearcoat in a “swirling” motion.
- Web Patterns
Achieve this look by “scuffing” your intercoat or clear coat in an X pattern.
- Straight Patterns
Achieve this look by “scuffing” your intercept or clear coat in a straight line motion.
You can create a plethora of small, closely woven crystals by force drying or you can create larger crystals by air drying.
Crystal Mess is a crystallized paint mask, perfect complement to any basecoats or specialty additives. Combine with any of candy concentrates for an unmatched vibrancy. With this you also have the ability to determine the appearance or properties of your final pattern based on your application methods.
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How To (Application Guide):
- Prep and paint the surface with your choice of single stage or 2 stage (Base-Clear) paint.
- Let the primary clear cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions and sand it with 400-600 grit wet/dry sand paper.
- Wash with soap and water and let it air dry.
- Can be applied by pouring or spraying the solution onto the surface.
- Allow to air dry or force dry for smaller more tightly woven crystal effect.
- Now apply your contrasting color (the color that will be shown through the spaces in the crystals). Apply this coat in a light dusting action. (over reduce the paint a little more than normal.) Allow this layer to fully dry.
- Scrub off the crystals with water & a grey scotchbrite. This will leave you with very pronounced crystal design. Allow any excess water to dry.
- Apply any high quality topcoats.
- *** Dry times at 77ºF
Q. How is Crystal Mess applied?
Can be applied with a paint gun or even a standard squirt bottle.
Q. Does it require heat to achieve results?
No. Works great with or without heat.
Q. How long does it take for the crystals to form?
Will begin to achieve crystallization usually begin within 10-15 minutes at an average temp of 75-80° F.
Q. How can I control the effect of the crystals?
By simply applying heat you can force the crystals to dry quickly, this will result in smaller finely woven crystals. While allowing them to air dry will produce large widely spaced crystals.
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super simple to use. phenomenal shipping
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Good quality and I’m all about the small independent companies! More should buy from them! Great products! I just painted my guitar, sea glass green base crystal mess the. Black. I used your hallucination pearl. Turned my black a metallic forest kind of green. Love it!
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Ok product, didn’t perform as well as I thought it would!
Kevin Wirtshafter (verified owner) –
Love this stuff. I’m the lead painter for a well known baseball bat manufacturer. I’ve been looking for ways to expand our market. Crystal Mess is an instant hit when anyone sees the effect it creates.
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Very cool product and simple to use…
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makes awesome designs
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Great quality, realistic price points and overall fantastic products.
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Products are amazing. I would like to be able to track my package a little better. Other wise all around great people to work with. The candy always help too.
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