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Original 50’s paint finish touch up ideas or let it go?

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by diverse379, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. diverse379

    diverse379 Strat-Talker

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    image.jpg i just finished finishing my mod original
    50’s Strat I put some really high end pickups in it and while
    Walking to plug it in I hit the guitat against the corner of a book case
    Just enough to wreck the finish.

    I can see that this paint finish was not meant to last
    But this is a new build

    Although I am. Not prepared to repaint it

    The knowledge that it’s there is. Bothering me.

    What remedies for the issue exist?

    Touch up? Go to body shop and have them match the paint and touch it up

    Put expoxy or acrylic to prevent it from. Spreading

    Leave it. Be because the next ding will
    Take More paint off.
     
  2. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Strat-O-Master

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    Erlewine's drop fix?
     
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  3. diverse379

    diverse379 Strat-Talker

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    Hey that was awesome
    That is exactly what I needed

    Perfecto !!!!!


    Thank you
     
  4. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Wow, Dan made it look better than a new guitar.

    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  6. gotzz

    gotzz Strat-Talk Member

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    It's not that hard when working with so dark colors like Dan did. You will have different problem which is matching to that white color. After applying few coats of those, you can sand and polish, and you will get the same result as Dan. If I were you and wanted to get it right I would use clear nitro with white and really tiny bit of tobacco mixol pigments.
     
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