Plain silver metalflake in gelcoat colorshifting?!?

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    I need to reproduce the paintjob of an old Ducati, which looked pretty basic at first glance. Just plain silver metalflake .008″ full coverage.

    Untill i saw the gastank in the sun. It looked like they mixed a (very) small amount of holographic/color shifting flake through the plain metalflake.
    I took a magnifying glass to determine what kind of flake they exactly used but there is nothing special to see. It’s just plain silver.
    I know the look of holographic flakes but this ain’t it.

    The gastank is made out of fiberglass and gelcoat. The flakes are mixed into the gelcoat (i guess).
    Could the gelcoat be responsible for the prism effect? If so there is no way i can reproduce this paintjob with just flakes and clearcoat.

    Here a Youtube video of the effect:

    Anyone seen this before?

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