The product should be mixed, under minimal shear, with about half as much of the lower viscosity components, by weight, of the formulation until the material is uniform and of a “creamy” consistency. The rest of the ingredients can be added under minimal shear until everything is well blended. In all cases mixing, using a slow speed blade capable of moving the whole mass, should be the method of choice. High shear should be avoided as it bends and breaks the flakes, reducing both brightness and is likely to reduce pot life by causing premature gelation at the exposed metal surfaces. Trials are recommended to verify the required level of performance.