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    Diamond Brite Abalone Shell Equivalent

    Ive seen enough horror stories of abalone shells damaging the Diamond Brite quartz-based plaster to sway me away from adding shells to our plaster. It seems to be a bad mix between the two. Is there an alternative or equivalent to abalone that works well with DB? Or is the only option just to add more quartz "chips"?

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    Re: Diamond Brite Abalone Shell Equivalent

    Glass beads are a nice option. I just dont know much about the particulars of adding Abalone.
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    Re: Diamond Brite Abalone Shell Equivalent

    Would that make the surface rougher like pebble? I've seen glass added to pebble but never heard of adding it to a quartz based plaster. Ill have to check into that.


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