pearl gives the shimmer effect and flake is a sparkle. Pearl is generally a powder which give the same satin shimer as the inside of a pearl shell, whereas flake is actually urethane coated silver flakes, similar to glitter.
Just re- read your post..heres a flake pic for ya..it might show up..(sparkle that is..give you an idea)
Its holographic mirror black flake on a moggy i painted the roof on a few years back..
The flake comes in dry /powder form, that you add to clear coat..spray on as you would with a normal gun..
add more clear coats once you get the coverage you want from the flake, then add more clear only, until its under a skin,no flake sticking out of the clear..
If you know what i mean..lol..
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