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John L (Boo)
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09/06/2020 12:34 pm  

I’ve got left over tins of paint from car spray jobs in my garage so I did a quick paint job on this lockdown build. It’s got a few defects for me to deal with but I’ll let it sit and gas off for a couple of weeks before flatting and polishing, I may even do a flow coat. What do you think?

The colours are Orange and Blue pearls and Black metallic.

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09/06/2020 1:13 pm  

Looks Stunning! Can you let us know what brand paint that is and where did you get it? Is there a clearcoat over the top?

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09/06/2020 2:04 pm  

@markbailey Yeah there is a clear coat over the top. Masked off for the blue, then for the orange, then for the black. First coat of clear was a dry gripper coat (flash off for 5mins), then a wet coat (flash off for 10mins), then another wet coat and another semi wet before the 3rd coat has flashed off. It’s gassing off now for a couple of weeks. 

The paint is readily available from any car body paint supply shop. The orange pearl is a Lamborghini colour (Arancio Borealis Pearl), although it does need a ground coat under it as it is semi transparent. I would suggest spraying it over a solid orange or white base coat, it is not good on its own at achieving opacity. The blue pearl doesn’t have a name or paint code, I mixed it by eye years ago as a custom colour for a van I sprayed for a friend, it could easily be matched though. The black metallic is a Midnight Black metallic (I think it’s a Vauxhall colour but the label has worn down) but any black metallic would do.

 

They are all different manufacturers of paint, Standox, Scott Warren and whatever Martin Brown’s paint is. Martin Brown is a paint supplier here in Blackpool and Standox and Scott Warren are well known in the automotive industry. You don’t have to use these manufacturers, any decent system should have their version of vehicle paint codes, so all colours “should” be available from any decent vehicle paint manufacturer. If you contact you nearest car body paint suppliers, they will be able to mix any of these colours as well as supply you with a 2k clear, activator and thinner. 

The clear coat was from Martin Brown, their standard 2k clear with their air dry activator and fast thinner. 

The colours “must be” coloured “base coat” paint NOT coloured 2k solid colours! Also, base coats don’t need activator, just some thinner. 

Oh you will need a decent spray gun and a compressor too, obviously. 

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09/06/2020 2:30 pm  

Note! 

These paint products are carcinogenic, meaning they have the potential to cause cancer in humans. You must use all of the correct PPE and spraying equipment as well as a decent environment to do so. 

I would also recommended having some experience of using these paints and tools before spraying a guitar you have worked long and hard on.

This isn’t aimed at you Mark or your team, it’s for everyone here in the forum. ?

 

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09/06/2020 2:32 pm  

Excellent - Thanks for sharing John - great info!

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09/06/2020 2:36 pm  

If anyone wants advice or help of any kind, just shout up! ?

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17/06/2020 9:35 pm  
Posted by: @johnnierox

I’ve got left over tins of paint from car spray jobs in my garage so I did a quick paint job on this lockdown build. It’s got a few defects for me to deal with but I’ll let it sit and gas off for a couple of weeks before flatting and polishing, I may even do a flow coat. What do you think?

The colours are Orange and Blue pearls and Black metallic.

1610618C 0A30 4028 9124 C61596D43020
9ABAD486 6EA9 477C AA5B 8ACEC657BC47
C77BBBA0 5D61 490A B852 2E2CFD30D3C3
152C1439 6F60 48B5 A93A E86939A4E251
DA87E18D AC70 4554 8849 3C72F03B79A2
26863EDF 8B16 4EFA A9A4 4F9E46E6A929
F97D9763 FF96 4C2D 8E48 EA7509274554
93DBA553 AD6A 40FD A435 2B7A205E0A94
84C7F012 8924 4397 B82A D74CD181823C

Impressive finish @jonnierox


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