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My Epic Search for Sonic Blue

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by kevarilla, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Did you happen to notice that this thread is over 4 years old, the OP made a total of *twelve* posts during his membership and never reappeared?

    Good luck!

    :D
     
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  2. guitar0621

    guitar0621 Tele-Meister

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    Since we are now on this subject--

    Does anyone know of current sources for real-deal auto restoration nitro that is mixed from the old color codes? The only guitar I've found painted with said stuff is this Tahitian Coral Strat from an old Reranch thread. It looks awesome.


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    www.hiberniaautorestorers.com/ mixes nitro from the old codes (at like $100 a quart)-- and that's where the nitro on this Coral Strat came from.

    But I've also wondered about www.TCPGlobal.com nitro but can't tell exactly what it is.

    I think maybe http://www.finishmaster.com/ may also do it from the codes, as it appears that that's where http://curtisnovak.com/restorations/FenderColors/index.shtml got his from. But I dunno.

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    Anyone with the skinny on these or other sources for real deal color code nitro?
     
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  3. smokehousewilly

    smokehousewilly Tele-Meister

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    Gawd that's beautiful.

    Have you checked out these guys? http://www.paintscratch.com

    I bought some Sonic Blue in the can, but it hasn't arrived yet so I can't opine.

    Hmmm...not sure if it's nitrocellulose, though.

    NB: It's actually "urethane", according the reply to me email query of the subject. So I guess that nudges a nitro vs. poly debate, and there's probably no debate for the purist.
     
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  4. smokehousewilly

    smokehousewilly Tele-Meister

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  5. smokehousewilly

    smokehousewilly Tele-Meister

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    1 12oz rattle can (+1 just in case) is my considered estimate after a little internet research.
     
  6. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes indeed sir! Those Cadillac colors are DA BOMB!" Only one thing nicer than having one of those colors on a guitar, would be having a late '50s Cadillac under it as well!

    Gosh I Love Old Guitars, Cadillacs, Hillbilly Music!
    Gene

    And I'm guessing this song is OKAY on a telecaster website?

     
  7. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Holic

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    Here: 2015-11-13 13.46.40.jpg DSC_2109.JPG 2017-09-01 15.12.57.jpg I've used the same nitro sonic blue (car paint) on two different bodys. More coats on the second one, so is slightly darker...
    Also, in different light = different colours... (pic 2 and pitc three is the same gtr))
     
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  8. poolshark

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    In my latest dealings with them - circa ~2014 - their lacquer was acrylic. Good color match, but I wasn't particularly keen on their spray can. I'd recommend buying in quarts and running it through a Preval or spray rig.
     
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  9. guitar0621

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    Again since we're on the topic nitro sourcing, there was some interesting info recently at Reranch-- but don't tell anyone. A guy there somehow figured out that http://www.cardinalpaint.com/markets/musical-instruments/ is what FCS uses. (I actually think they have updated their website in the last few weeks with the "musical instruments" stuff as the 2000 line was not listed as such before.) He says that they told him that there is nothing proprietary about the colors they've mixed for Fender, and if you ask nicely Cardinal will sell you some.
     
  10. smokehousewilly

    smokehousewilly Tele-Meister

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    I can most definitely caution anyone to avoid dealing with these people. So far they have demonstrated complete indifference to customer service.
     
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