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Painting Questions

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by RoyQBiv, May 31, 2003.

  1. RoyQBiv


    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    So, I'm getting ready to refinish a body, and I want to go with a dark gray/pewter metallic color. Unfortunately I can't find any guitar paint that's anywhere near that color. I did a search and didn't really come up with any answers, so I figured I'd post.

    1. Is there anywhere online besides ReRanch that sells the aerosal guitar paints?

    2. Would a light coat of Inca Silver over a black base give the desired effect?

    3. Would several coats of Krylon or some other acrylic paint do the trick if I finish with a luthiers' laquer clearcoat?

    4. Finally, is there anything special I need to know about doing a matching headstock, or is it pretty straighforward?


  2. pat the cat

    pat the cat

    May 30, 2003
    ther are some analine dyes in powder form that worked very well for me. the color this called
    pearl grey . done in very thin coats.

    Automotive paint in aresols work fine for guitars
    but allways check for compatablity on a scrap piece.