Hotei Ultrashift
Hotei Ultrashift
Hotei Ultrashift
Hotei Ultrashift
Hotei Ultrashift
Hotei Ultrashift
Hotei Ultrashift
Hotei Ultrashift

Hotei Ultrashift

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Hotei is a beautiful Purple, Gold, Mauve Ultrashift pigment. Our popular colorshift mica powder is ideal for DIY craft use, such as, epoxy, resin, woodworking, pen blanks, plastics, slime, watercolors, cosmetics, fishing lures, bath bombs, jewelry, melt and pour, lip balm, acrylic, polish, candle making, automotive paint, and MUCH more.

A very common question! The differences between the two are:
◦ Pricing!
◦ Colorshifts are your everyday shifting pigments.
◦ Ultrashift pigments are more vibrant and potent. They also take less pigment to
achieve their full color.
◦ Most Colorshifts contain Mica and Iron Oxide while Ultrashifts contain
Aluminum and Iron.
◦ Although our Colorshift pigments are just as impressive in some
applications, our Ultrashift pigments take it a few steps further.

Particle size : 10-60 μm

Ingredients : Silica, Aluminum, Iron

Heat Threshold : 150 °C

Product Type : Optical Variable Pigment
Vegan : Yes
Soaps : No
Epoxy Resin : Yes
Acrylic : Yes
FDA-Permitted for External Use : No
FDA-Permitted for Eye Area Use : No
FDA-Permitted for General (Including Lips) Use : No
FDA-Permitted for Bath Bombs Use : No

Colorshifts: 2 grams per 8 ounces

Ultrashifts: 1 gram per 8 ounces

The most common question that we receive is “How much pigment do I use per gallon of epoxy?” This is a very valid question and unfortunately there is no set answer due to the numerous types of applications and variations. This is why we
recommend 2 grams per 8 oz and add as desired.

For example:
◦ Are you looking for an opaque or transparent look? 
◦ Lighter colors may take more pigment to achieve the color.

Why micron sizes matter:
◦ PLEASE be aware of the micron sizes of the pigment. The larger the
micron, the larger the particle.
◦ Typical pigments average 10-60um. 
◦ Be aware that larger micron sized pigments will most likely have a heavier
density which will cause the pigment to sink faster in fresh epoxy such
as deep pours.
◦ For example, our Icicle or 14k Nugget Gold is 200-700um and will most
likely sink in fresh epoxy faster.
◦ To alleviate sinking either let the epoxy set up a little bit. Or, come back
through your project to “stir” it a little more.

Although our colorshift and ultrashift pigments will work in these applications, you
will not achieve the same color depicted in our pictures.

Peelable Automotive Coatings (Plasti Dip, HaloEFX, P1Coatings, Pro Line, Autoflex, Etc.) - 50 Grams Per Gallon

Standard Automotive Clears - 25 Grams Per Gallon

Appliance Paint And Coatings - 25 Grams Per Gallon

Architectural Coatings (Interior And Exterior) - 10-20% By Weight

Wall Paper And Other Architectural Paper Coatings - 1-5% By Weight

Peelable Coatings:
◦ The majority of our pigments can be sprayed through a 1.2 tip
◦ Be aware of the micron size. The larger the particle you may have to go to a larger tip.
◦ The pigments can be mixed with the base color or mixed into the clear and sprayed over the base color.
◦ The base color may impact the overall color of the pigment.
◦ Light colored pigments yellows, pinks, etc., we recommend using a white base or a like colored base. 
◦ Dark colored pigments, we recommend using a black or dark colored base

Automotive Paint:
◦ The majority of our pigments can and have been used for automotive.
◦ The majority of our pigments can be sprayed through a 1.2 tip
◦ Three ways to use our pigments for spraying:
◦ Mix directly into the base color to create a unique blend
◦ Mix and spray with your mid clear over the base color
◦ Mix and spray with your top coat. Typically we do not recommend this due to the possibilities of striping. Also, we use the top coat as a UV
protector or possible sanding of the top coat, etc.

Courtesy from our friend Justin Salley.
For more tutorials, visit his Youtube page

3 parts Behr8300 Deep Base Interior/Exterior Hi-Gloss Enamel. 1 part JOSONJA Polyurethane Water Based Gloss Varnish. Mix gently folding paint and varnish together until they are completely mixed, Go Slow to reduce mixing bubbles.

Pour 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of JOSONJA Gloss Varnish into mixing container. Add around a teaspoon of Pigment (I generally add a little more) into your container with the JOSONJA. Mix until all Pigments have dissolved into a liquid making sure to stir any clumps out at this time.

Add around 3 Tablespoons of Pouring medium into your Dispersed Pigments. Mix thoroughly, being slow and folding rather than whipping, this will minimize the air bubbles.  

◦ If your new mixed color seems to thick - Add a small amount of JOSONJA and stir until you reach the desired consistency.
◦ If your new mixed color seems to thin - Add a small amount of Behr8300 (ONLY) and stir until you reach the desired consistency.

Vinyl Wrap And Plastic Films - 5-10% By Weight

Plastic Bottles - 1-2% By Weight

Masterbatch - 10-30% By Weight

Plastic Resins - 0.2-0.5% By Weight

Rubber Polymers And Latex - 5-15% By Weight

Glass - 1-10% By Weight

Candles - 5-10% By Weight

Flexographic Inks (Packing Materials) - 15-25% By Weight

Offset Printing Ink - 5-10% By Weight

Screen Printing And Screen Inks - 10-30% By Weight

Textile Printing And Textile Inks And Pastes - 5-10% By Weight

Gravure Inks - 5-15% By Weight

Lotions - 1-5% By Weight

Lipstick And Pigmented Lipgloss - 5-10% By Weight

Eyeshadow - 15-80% By Weight

Nail Polish - 5-25% By Weight

Shampoo - 0.1-2% By Weight

Our pigments can be used for both Cerakote and KG Gunkote clears. Below are
just some references.

◦ 5 grams of Colorshift pigment per 4oz
◦ 1-2 grams of Ultrashift pigment per 4oz
◦ Typically recommend a black base. For light colored pigments such as yellows, pinks, etc. you may want to try a light colored base. ALWAYS test before full application.
◦ 3 coats for full saturation. Some colors may require less.
◦ Stay with pigments with a 10-60um micron size. All particle sizes are listed on our product pages or you can find them on our Pigment Information List
◦ Recommend using a .80 spray nozzle. Some use 1.0 for clears.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews



The shift in this one is absolutely stunning. I'm so happy I decided to step it up to the ultra shifts. Don't get me wrong the regulator ones are awesome but these are just mind blowing. I'll definitely be back for more!

Amazing color!!

I picked this up to make a space themed chess set. My wife saw it and made me color up some nail polish. She won't stop wearing it!!

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