So I'm building another "clearance bin" kit guitar. After spending the time and effort getting my first budget kit build up to par (and loving it) I'm going to try another. This one is a strat style so I'm thinking of something along the lines of my favorite strat: Robbie robertson's bronzed strat that he played during the last waltz. The challenge will be finishing to look metallic without typical metallic flake paint. I'm thinking something like gilded picture frame or silver metallic furniture you wee on Pinterest. I think really dipping in bronze is a bad idea unless you're already a famous guitar legend and can spare a pre-cbs strat. Does anyone have good advice for metallic finish? I work with an expert faux finish painter who might have some advice. I'll check with him this week. Haven't been able to find much on "real" metal finish for wood. Here are a couple detail pics of Robbie's strat from the Internet.