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  1. Ratylird

    Ratylird Strat-Talk Member

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    thanks man
     
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    Ratylird Strat-Talk Member

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    Unfortunately that’s a colour I can’t seem to get my hands on here in the UK.

    Eventually I want to start mixing my own colours but that can quickly get pretty expensive
     
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    Well I can sand it to 1500 and polish it by hand, actually. I guess I order gold or silver nitro. And a rainbow of spray tinted Lacquer Cans. You would have to get the burst perfect the first time. Maybe that's a tall order for a spray and nozzle. Guns are cheap, but all that painting should be done by someone with a good setup anyway. Nah. I could do the first coat of gold and then have an artist do the rest. Could work.
     
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    The good thing with nitro is as long as you have a good amount of clear coats on after the paint, you can’t really go wrong. When I was using rattle cans I’d put atleast 5-6 coats of clear over the colour before I started sanding. Sometimes I’d get to 1500 an see there’s some bits I’d missed earlier on, just go over it with another clear coat an start again through the different grits. It’s a long process but you can achieve a nice finish. You’ll never get a mirror shine with cans but can be good enough.

    It’s just a bit of a pain and very time consuming. Way quicker with a gun.
     
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    Really nice looking bodies. Looking at the pics the quality looks great. Love the natural finish, real 70's sort of vibe. Good work.
     
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    Small update: I’ve launched a new website and can now ship US. If any of you guys are interested, drop me a message first, I may be able to get cheaper shipping costs if you give me your details first. As an example, I’ve just shipped one to California for £30 but some states were coming back with £60, so always make sure to message me first at [email protected]
    Also, make sure to let me know you’re from this site ;)

    Website link is www.irguitarcustomshop.com

    To celebrate the launch of the site, there’s also a 10% off code, just enter WEB21 at checkout to claim
     
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    I can get hold of graffiti yellow now if you’re still interested?
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Thanks bud :)