This build has a space/black hole theme. I wanted a paint effect which fits the theme in a subtle way. I experimented with a couple of different pearls and also flake. I settled on a black metallic with a dark blue pearl over it. Sometimes it looks black, sometimes deep blue or even silver. It has a shimmering effect as you walk around it. It has three coats of clear over it and then two final flow coats. This allowed me to create a perfect mirror finish. This means that I had to remove the orange peel completely so that the panels are flat. This is referred to as a show car finish, a lot of work goes into it. I have only mirror finished the outer panels because there are too many obstacles on the inner panels. After two weeks of painting, buffing and polishing I have given the panels a final wax, and the case is close to being ready to assemble.