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Mixol "recipes"

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by bendeane, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. bendeane

    bendeane Tele-Meister

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    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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    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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  3. Vizcaster

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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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