Has anyone painted a Fiesta Red with sparkles?? I am into the project of painting a Stratocaster body with that. I have the fiesta red paint..what would be the best sparkle to use? Any suggestion with a company name product? Thanks a lot Sheendigs
Just a suggestion ( my days as a sprayer are well over !! )
Mix any sparkles in your lacquer not the paint because if you need to flatten your base coat then it will be easier without the sparkles in it ... depends a lot on the sparkles of course !! .. lol
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Hi Derek This is what I was thinking the paint first and then the lacquer with sparkles. I inquired here with a luthier...but he does not seem to be in accordance. I will try a car paint shop..they are most accustomed to sparkles. Sheendigs
You need to get a mettalic base coat from a car paint supplier then finish with a clear lacquer or you could use a pearlescent paint, which is really more like a tinted lacquer so that, as I found out to my cost many years back, each coat you add deepend the colour making it impossible to blend a repair by fading the spray outwards, as you could do with solid or mettalic paints.
I would still do as Derek says and spray a clear lacquer over it so as not to get silver streaks if you rub down to any mettalic parts.
Hi Sandra Thanks for the link. I have learned many interesting things when one paints a guitar body (which has already a base paint). One sands lightly it with P500 abrasive. One can use flake paint with 0,22 metal flakes. (one tablespoon to one quart of clear coat) Flakes are mixed in a transparent binder or varnish applied by a spray gun or mini flake buster. Those flakes are sprayed until the background is covered.