Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N. California via Los Angeles, CA
I found this out a few years ago.
I had to repaint my Dodge Magnum and I was referring to the flakes as metal flakes while talking to the painter.
The painter explained to me that they stopped using metal flakes some time ago.
He said there is no down side to using the shells and many times the different colored flakes in the paint are the natural sea shell color.