Originally Posted by Beeda99
After reading through threads until my eyes feel as if they are bleeding, I've decided that I should try SilverFire, although there appear to be MANY variations of it, and I can't seem to find the "recipe" anywhere.
The ingredients/instructions are in the first post of this thread. It gets updated periodically (hence the various colors/fonts). I went through it recently and most of the rest of the thread and typed up my own set of instructions to print out. These are not MississippiMan/pb_maxxx approved:
SILVER FIRE v2.5
100 ml filtered/distilled water (rinsing color components from utensils)
50 ml Liquitex Basics - Napthol Crimson Red
25 ml Liquitex Basics - Phthalocyanine Green
14 ml Liquitex Basics - UltraMarine Blue
10 ml Liquitex Basics - Cadmium Yellow - Deep Hue
16 oz. Rustoleum Ultimate Polyurethane Matte Finish (water-based)
24 - 36 oz. Distilled or Filtered water
Reflective Base Components
Silver Fire v2.5 hue (Colorant amount in ounces – oz.) 1.0____2.0____3.0____4.0____5.0
Rustoleum Metallic Accents – White Pearl.......................20_____21_____22_____2 3_____24
Rustoleum Metallic Accents – Sterling Silver....................20_____21_____22_____23_ ____24
Behr 1850 UPW Flat (add’l 6 oz. for graininess)..............10_____10_____10_____10__ ___10
Liquitex Basics Gold.............................................. .....1.50____1.75____2.00___2.25____2.50
1. Mix Viscosity components in a 2-gallon plastic container. Add 16 oz. distilled water initially.
2. Add the Reflective Base components (volumes based on Silver Fire v2.5 hue selected) individually to the Viscosity components while mixing. Rinse measuring cup into the mix with distilled water between ingredients.
3. Pour through gallon-size nylon mesh paint strainer into separate container to check viscosity. Poured at a steady rate (width of pinky) should partially fill the strainer, but then drop though at a rate consistent with flow from the mixed paint container. Add distilled water to achieve proper viscosity.
4. Mix Colorant components in separate container. Rinse measuring tool between colors in the container of 100 ml distilled water. Add all the distilled rinse water and mix thoroughly. Color should be similar to dark chocolate.
5. Add the proper colorant volume (in ounces) based on the selected hue (i.e., 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, etc.) to the Viscosity/Reflective Base mixture while mixing thoroughly with squirrel cage mixer.
6. Pour final mix through nylon mesh paint strainer into airtight container for storage. Add distilled water to thin if necessary.
1. Use Graco HV-2900 HVLP sprayer with 1.0 mm needle. Adjust output 1/2 turn down.
2. Mix paint and pour through nylon strainer into sprayer reservoir
3. Paint is applied in dusters (3 feet/second) with 70% overlap. Allow to dry between coats (30-45 min.).
4. Clean sprayer nozzle and needle between coats.
5. Apply 7-8 coats.