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    Foam Green Strat build pics

    Beautiful color, where did you find it? Reranch?
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    How much orange peel is "OK" ?

    As other guys here have said........ the temperature and humidity that you spray at plays a big part on the end result. Lacquer and water based clears are a pain to spray at high humidity levels. If this is your first time using your setup its fine, you'll only get better with time.
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    2k Urethane Sink Back?

    It does shrink back, not as much as nitro but it does.
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    Trying a new Nitro brand

    Yeah lacquer is lacquer but Deft is not nearly as good as Sherwin Williams if you know what I mean....... I have never seen that brand (Finishworks) here is San Diego. I just found a place where I can get Mohawk Piano Lacquer for $40 a gallon, will try it in my next project.
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    Which Spraygun do you prefer..Fullsize or Mini??

    For colors I use mini spray guns, for clear I use bigger ones because I need more material.
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    Nitro colour quality?

    If properly applied, both finishes look great IMO.
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    Stew mac vs Reranch clear lacquer - or ?

    Look for a local Mohawk dealer, they have very good prices.
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    My test of Simtec 2K Urethane. (Fender’s top coat)

    That guitar looks amazing congrats! Thanks for the info!
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    Nitro finish with UV protection?

    I know this thread is a little old but for anyone looking for UV protection in lacquer you can use CAB acrylic lacquer. Works about the same as nitro but is totally clear. Sherwin Williams and Behlen make it.
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    Solarez UV Polyester Gloss Resin

    Thank's for the tips, I have been wanting to use that product as a sealer under nitro and 2k clears. I bet you could use water based dyes under the gloss resin but only if you spray it, the brush would remove some color IMO.
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    acrylic lacquer problem: solutions?

    It works just like nitro but does not yellow overtime. It's water clear in the can.
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    acrylic lacquer problem: solutions?

    That should be a good lacquer. I have used Sherwin Williams CAB acrylic lacquer with very good results.
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    acrylic lacquer problem: solutions?

    It is acrylic lacquer but it's nor really good for guitars......I used it and it is like the Duplicolor clear, it never fully hardens. Those kinds of automotive acrylic lacquers are designed mostly for bumper repair and since most bumpers in modern cars are made of flexible plastic those...
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    How similar is automotive urethane to polyurethane?

    Many manufacturers (Fender, PRS, etc.) use automotive 2k urethane on their guitars so...... very similar I guess.
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    seafoam green

    Readthe first post, Reranch does not ship to Canada. I have used these with good results, it's acrylic lacquer. "Malachite" looks pretty close to Seafoam green IMO.
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    1st Time Metal Flake Advice Needed

    Ok for that you would use silver flakes and then red candy but IMHO It is a lot harder to do. Just do the red flakes. I like to spray them, that way I don't waste that much flakes. Like Bucko said TCP Global is a good source for flakes in all sizes and colors.
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    Painting Over 2K Clear

    I have painted over 2k urethane with no problems at all.
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    Need help with spraying...

    It looks like you are spraying too much material (paint). What kind of paint are you using and how big is the tip on your paint gun? To paint guitars you don't need a bigger compressor IMO.
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    Questions About Automotive Finish

    I use a lot of automotive products to paint guitars and basses. For that color I would use a white primer, it can be shellac based, lacquer based, or urethane based they all work fine.
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    aged fiesta red aka coral refinish

    It came out pretty good, congrats.
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    aged fiesta red aka coral refinish

    What clear are you going to use?
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    aged sonic blue refinish

    Did you used a clearcoat or just the rustoleum color?
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    Classic Metallic finishes vs Modern Metallic Finishes

    I don't know where that "dusting" idea came from.....I never do it, sometimes just for the last "control" coat but never to build colors with metallics or pearls.
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    Shellac cure time...

    It's already dry, don't worry,
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    HVLP vs LVLP for Urethane

    Well since I dont spray that often (about one instrument per month) I don't really have a booth. I spray in my garage with a side door open and the front curtain opened halfway. I do like it because I just need to spray 3 or 4 coats ten minutes apart to finish a whole instrument, let it dry...

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