which color for refinish? Also; questions regarding chamaleon and sparkle paints

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by kamello, Oct 5, 2017.

ZOMG WHICH COLOR TO GET

  1. Lambo Blue

    10 vote(s)
    45.5%
  2. Barolo

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  3. Mystic Dream

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. kamello

    kamello DESU METARU!

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    so, a friend had an awesome looking Ibanez RGD project he was working on but he decided to abandon as he got bored with it. I decided to buy it and finish it, as the only things missing were the paint and electronics

    the color choices that Im shuffling between are

    Blu Cepheus (or Lambo Blue)
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    Barolo (the purple sparkle used on the EBMM JPX)
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    and good 'ole Mystic Dream
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    Im not gonna refinish it myself, but I want to give clear instructions to whatever workshop I end up sending it (since I've never seen very complex refinish jobs here in Chile) so for that I wanted to know which should be the painting process of Barolo and Mystic Dream, regarding if a black base coat should be used, how many layers of paint, how many layers of clear coat, and all that stuff

    Lambo Blue seems like the easiest and cheaper to get, but if one of the other two is worth the hassle I think I might give them a try




    now for funzies, I enabled a poll regarding which color to get :fever:
     
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    LiveOVErdrive SS.org Regular

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    bright blue will never not be sexy
     
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    Mr_Mar10 SS.org Regular

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    +1, check my Maui blue strat in my avatar

    It’s teh coolest
     
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    kamello DESU METARU!

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    [​IMG]

    did some mockups :D
    (yes, the chrome knobs on the red one are triggering me)
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    I also vote for the blue. Sparkly finishes have a high probability of turning out tacky-looking compared to the others, and the chameleon finishes, although they are really cool, aren't really that attention-grabbing from a distance.
     
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    I don't know why, but I have a big thing for the large sparkle finishes lately. I'd def go with that one (large flakes).
     
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    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    Barolo, but maple board.
     
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    kamello DESU METARU!

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    that would be amazing, but the neck I got is a rosewood one :(


    oh and I found a really talented painter here and asked him for the Lambo Blue and Barolo options.

    he charged the same for both, so, considering that one of the reasons I was considering blue was because I thought it was cheaper, I might go with Barolo





    but ffs, now I actually want the 3 that I photoshoped above
     

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