The original Gold Top powder as first used by Gibson in 1952 for the Les Paul model was actually a fine bronze powder. Bronze powder, as opposed to a mica powder, will show a slight green iridescence as do original Les Pauls they are when viewed at an angle. Our powder is custom blended from bronze powders to match the original powder. Not only do the aerosols spray the powder more finely and evenly than most spray rigs, the tedious task of cleaning the powder from the spray gun is eliminated. One can should be enough for a top. Spray the powder over a white primer for quicker coverage and after applying the gold must be clear coated to protect it and "lock" it in place. Body preparation is very important so be sure to review the steps given on the ReRanch Gold Top page.