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How to mix shell pink

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by moparmutt, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. moparmutt

    moparmutt Tele-Holic

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    Just wondering, what colors should I mix to get close to shell pink. I got red and white but I don't want to end up with super bright lipstick pink. Thanks
     
  2. PixMix

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    Can you post a picture of the shell pink you like? Anything in that color. Also, can you post a picture of the red (toner?) you have?
     
  3. moparmutt

    moparmutt Tele-Holic

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    Jun 30, 2005
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    Mixol is the brand of pigment I have been using. I am still looking for a good sample of shell pink
     
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  5. 0018g

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    My favorite way to do this is go to the Dupont paint dealer and tell him you need 1/2 pint of code 2371 in basecoat. Instead of thinning with Basemaker, thin 50/50 with acetone. You can shoot nitro right over it with no issues, so long as you get the first coat on in less than 24 hours. I have guitars I did this way years ago, and they still look great.
     
  6. moparmutt

    moparmutt Tele-Holic

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    thanks for the replies, I think I'll start with red and white and see what happens. I don't have many colors on hand
     
  7. PixMix

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    moparmut, if it ends up being to saturated (i.e. intensive, barbie pink), you might need to dull it down a bit by adding very little ochre (Mixol 5), or even a slightest tiny bit of a very light grey. Again, there can be a huge gap between how two or more different individuals visualize a 'shell pink', but personally, I would consider results of a mixture of Mixol Red (10) and white to be some variation of 'plain pink'. Good luck, and keep us posted.
     
  8. moparmutt

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    Jun 30, 2005
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    thanx man, i agree "plain pink". That's why I was looking for suggestions. I thought maybe someone here had done it.
     
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