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Putting metal flake on without sprayer

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by fofomomo, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. fofomomo

    fofomomo TDPRI Member

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    I've read the Emeraldcaster thread ages ago, where he sprinkles flakes onto a body and sprays clear coat to get them to stick.

    I have a 3/4 sized Tele from musicstore.de (called Jack and something) and I want to do it this way, are there any new developments people have come up with as far as the best way to do this? I'm thinking basically of sanding down the current finish to 220 or so, sprinkling the flakes as carefully as I can, then spraying away, but if good tips have come up since that thread, and I haven't seen them, I'd love to know!
     
  2. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    I believe Buck is pretty much the authority here.
     
  3. Finck

    Finck Tele-Afflicted

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    You can use one of this guys to let the flakes fall over a tacky paint:

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  4. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
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    Lol, I Think that screen is too small.
    I want bigger flakes, full on 70s bass boat stuff.


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  5. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
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    I believe Buckocaster used a parmesan shaker.
     
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  6. Finck

    Finck Tele-Afflicted

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    It was just an example! There are different sizes of mesh, but you got the idea...
    I can affirm it works, I saw my wife using that method a lot of times when doing decorations for children's parties...
    Talking about my wife, I've remembered that glittered crafts spray actually exists, but ain't got a clue about what's the base of the clear (probably acrylic) nor if the stuff is easy to find:

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  7. fofomomo

    fofomomo TDPRI Member

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    That's so funny, just 2 hours ago I was made aware of those Krylon Glitter Blasts cans, and there's also another thing, Dupli-color Metal Flecks. If you google either, a Youtube video comes up suggesting that the Metal Flecks go on smoother, but don't look as wild, especially after clearing them. The Glitter Blast though apparently go on lumpy, but maybe look better overall it sounds like. Sort of makes sense.

    Since posting, I also found out about Roth Metal Flake Rattle Bomb spray cans, which look super cool but aren't shippable to Canada, where I'm at. I'm excited enough about them I may drive over the border sometime to grab some!

    https://rothmetalflake.com/
     
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  8. Finck

    Finck Tele-Afflicted

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    I think that you'll probably find a local brand that sells the stuff. Even here in Brazil, where the variety of options are usually limited, we can find some options.

    I guess you shouldn't work with too large flakes. You'll need a thick layer of clear to coat and level them. Probably you'll not be able to cover the flakes with lacquer and will be obligated to use 2 components polyurethane or something like that. Finally, maybe the result will appear "out of scale", wanna say, large flakes could be OK on a boat or car, but too exaggerated on a guitar. But it's my opinion only. You guitar, your rules!
     
  9. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
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    Is it possible?



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    Don't know whose guitar this is, but I like it!



    I think your right here and its kind of a bummer that it won't be in rattle cans.
     
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  10. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

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    Lol this is getting close.



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  11. Finck

    Finck Tele-Afflicted

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    And them, the Sfinx said "show me you guitar and I will tell you who you are"...

    Definitively you ARE an exaggerated guy :lol:
     
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  12. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
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    Sprinkled on...

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  13. Kreepy

    Kreepy Tele-Meister

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    Look at the rattle bombs from the Ed Roth website. Single stage spray cans with bitchin colors and it's clear and all in one can.
     
  14. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I just punched a skabillion holes in a jam jar lid with an icepick...
     
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  15. fofomomo

    fofomomo TDPRI Member

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    Yeah have you used these? I found them after I first posted this thread but they're not available in Canada, I may drive to the border though
     
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  16. Kreepy

    Kreepy Tele-Meister

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    Have not tried the rattle bombs first-hand. I've bought pinstriping paint and reducer and such from them and have been very happy with their products. I plan to rattle bomb the mail box in the next week or so.
     
  17. fofomomo

    fofomomo TDPRI Member

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    I'm very curious uf the rattle bomb flakes are bigger than the Krylon product
     
  18. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    when spraying with flake you are limited by the size of the nozzle and air pressure...

    the flakes have to go through the hole....

    sprinkling them on might give you a better result...
     
  19. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
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    It’s still tricky, though. Hard to get even coverage without gaps or spots where the flake is thick and high...
     
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