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Thinking of painting stingray5, help please

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tim Cole, Oct 20, 2002.


  1. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Well, I'm pretty tired of the ugly ol color, and am thinking of having a pro paint job done. I'd like to see about having one of those cool "chameleon", or color changing paint jobs done.....the ones you see on cars once in a blue moon, that change from green, to tan, pink, silver, orange, purple....etc. Does anyone know what this paint is actually called? Can anyone point me in the direcion of an experienced painter? Any ideas on price range (I know it's not cheap) Thanks!
     
  2. I've heard it called "flip paint" before. I don't know if that's a brand name or just what some people call it, but I have heard it's expensive. You'll probably want to talk to some automotives people about obtaining some for whoever's going to paint your bass.
     
  3. I think the trade name is "Harlequin". A custom car painter would be the best bet.
     
  4. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    harlequin prismatique to be exact, try Carvin.
     
  5. I didn't know you could have Carvin custom paint a StingRay bass?:eek:
     
  6. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Thats because you cant.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  7. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Ernie Ball has a color similar to that for the John Pettrucci model guitars, called the "Mystic Dream." I have seen this finish in person, and it is very cool..... I don't think that you would be disappointed!


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  8. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    My mistake they only do that with Carvin guitars
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Just wondering can a bass be painted with the paint they use for cars thank you
     
  10. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Fender origionally used Dupont car paints for their finishes. Many of the colors you see on vintage Fenders are also typical of vintage cars because they were the same exact paints.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  11. Ernie Ball's "Mystic Dream" is almost identical to what you see on cars. It is made by Dupont and runs in the neighborhood of about $700 a qt.

    Carvin's "Harlequin Prismatic" is more sparkly and weird, plus they won't allow it to be used anywhere else.

    Mike Linkletter
    The Thirteenth Hour