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[usually as modifier] A metalized film added to paint to increase protection against rust.
- ‘Clear coating the finish will help give a glossy finish but the broken edges of the metalflake are exposed and the look is duller.’
- ‘I want black metalflake on the boat, and of course with a good gelcoat over the top.’
- ‘On the back of my boat, the silver metalflake is becoming foggy.’
- ‘However, we love to do larger style flake, splinter flake, prism, diamond or any other types of metalflake that's available.’
- ‘Less than £100 worth of metalflake will cover most vehicles and all our products are available via mail order or can be collected in person.’
1950s: from Metalflake, a trademark.
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