straight metallic or pearl additive as well. I like it but would worry it would be a bit to chrome looking. Again, it is ONLY important that you like it. One time, when goofing around I mixed black base, silver base and came with a neat charcoal color added a pearl (not sure which) in an intercoat. I painted a class III truck hitch with it and promptly lost/forgot the receipe! It would not have been perfect for an overall but I was under the truck last night and saw the hitch and thought, "dang that looks good"! Moral of the story, write it down and don't lose it if you really like it.