April 3rd, 2012, 05:13 PM
I'm working on a new Tele project and tinting the neck with ReRanch Neck Amber.
I sprayed the neck tint last night, and the color has turned out to be a lot more orange than expected. Is this normal? Will the clear coats (which have yet to be applied) help to tame the color a bit, and give it more of an amber hue, rather than orange? Or do I need to strip the tint and start over again?
By the way, I am using Tru Oil as the sealer coats and clear coats.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
April 3rd, 2012, 08:30 PM
I just finish a neck with the stuff and I think I will strip it and start over.
At first I sprayed a very light coat and it looked real nice.
Then I compared that to my 85 MIJ and the neck was much, much lighter than that soooooo......
I sprayed on a few more passes. Now I donīt like it.
My take on Reranch neck amber...
If you want a light, brilliant tint it works wonders.
If you are trying to match a Fender neck you will end up with a artificial yellow looking color.
I am still going to use it. I was really digging the light coat I started with.
April 3rd, 2012, 09:02 PM
1-2 light mist coats for me.... Or else... I think quite a few of us have learned the hard way... The amber can get away from you really quick.. I always spray one coat and sleep on it... next day I spend a little time with it out in the light and decide on a 2nd....
This is what I'm after...
April 3rd, 2012, 10:54 PM
You can also use shellac with Amber Honey TransTint to get your color.
April 3rd, 2012, 11:04 PM
I always have to make myself STOP spraying mist coats while I still think it's too light. Later, I thank myself. If I let myself go "all the way," it ends up must yellower than I really want.
Also the ReRanch site warns (or used to) that the Fender Neck Amber might be too orange for some, and directs them to the yellow shade from the 3-tone sunburst set. That's what I use.