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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mixol "recipes"

Anybody know of any "recipes" using mixol pigments for some common fender or gibson colors? I keep changing my mind on how I want to finish my first partscaster. Poplar back with maple top. Already sealed it with shellac. Ideas?

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Old January 31st, 2013, 11:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a blackguard recipe in my x12 build using Mixol pigments and lacquer

My formula for the color coats consists of:
18 oz. clear deft lacquer
12oz. lacquer thinner
20 ml (1 bottle) Mixol number 25 - white
300 drops Mixol number 6
200 drops Mixol number 5

I think Colt has one too.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I did a butterscotch blonde with mixol in waterbased lacquer on my "d-oh" thread, and i think a separate recipe thread for the finish. Here and at targetcoatings.com (there's a recipes section and a luthier's section in the forum there).

Of course you have to decide whether you want an almost white color, an amber yellow, or something with a little salmon-pink in it.

My guideline was one of Ron Kirn's threads where he uses regular lacquer, a bit of white, a dash of amber, drop of brown, and voila. He makes it look easy. It almost is.
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