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Source for finish/paint

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by teej, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    I know StewMac and LMII have finish and the pigments to be mixed in and whathaveyou, but is there a place that sells pre-mixed already-in-color finishes??

    And while were on the subject of paint, what are the pros and cons to using automotive acrylic paints on instrument bodies?? I only ask because I'm looking for a particular shade of metallic finish commonly/traditionally seen only on cars.
  2. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Try www.reranch.com for guitar finishes. As to the notion of an automotive color, I think some auto paint stores are willing to mix the color you want in lacquer.
  3. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Those store would mix it in acrylic lacquer. I take it that stuff is OK to use, versus nitrocelluose lacquer?