Aerosol Match Close to Fender Buttercream?

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  1. Crowcaster

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    Hi there,

    I built a 72 Custom body a while back and I think I used a Krylon black and clear. The finish never really cured, but a gig bag never seemed to bother it....wrong. Pulled it out a few days ago and it was stuck pretty good.

    So I was dreaming up a project today and thought a buttercream finish, black pickguard, Bigsby B5 I got tucked away, along with a rosewood fingerboard might look great.

    I've done a little looking online and most everything looks a little to bright of a yellow, so I figured I throw it out here and see if anyone else has already tried any commercial aerosol sprays.

    Here's a guitar I found online that gave me some inspiration. Below is the build, and thanks for any hints,

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    Do you mean butterscotch? That's more of a clear lacquer with a yellow/tan shader added.

    Buttercream is an opaque yellow like this:

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    If you're a nitro-or-die fanboi, avert your gaze now.

    Okay...if you're still here, and that buttercream look is what you're going for, Rustoleum sells Painter's Touch gloss acrylic enamel aerosol in a color called warm yellow that is very close in color to the above. I've used their acrylic enamels on guitar bodies and have gotten great results.

    As with any finish, prep is *everything*. Use a sandable primer of the same brand as the color, and get the surface perfectly smooth (if you're going for a mirror-like surface) before you shoot the color. And give the finish at least a week to cure before you go near it with tools and hardware. If it smells like paint, it's still curing.
     
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    Reranch vintage Cream is pretty close in my opinion. It's hard to photograph and get a good idea, but under LED lights it seems to look the most like it does to my eye. Like a banana pudding kind of color.

    LED lighting...

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    Fluorescent lighting
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    I built this for a friend of mine and he agreed that most of the pictures didn't look close to the actual color when he finally saw it. But he agreed that the picture hanging up in my shop while I was still painting was pretty close.
     
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    Buttercream like the Player Series Stratocaster.

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    Steve Holt....Perfect! I'm hoping to find a hardware store aerosol, but thanks for the tip.
     
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    Yeah the reranch stuff can get silly pricy by the time you pay freight. Makes it about 30 bucks for a can of spray paint :cry::confused:
     
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    Thanks for the Banana Pudding idea....I Googled that and found this.

    I watched Karate Kid the other night and must have been subconsciously inspired by Mr. Miyagi's 48 Ford :)

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    Thanks Peegoo! No bother using an enamel. I've used Rustoleum a couple times and always been pleased to polish up a glossy mirror finish.

    I think I've used Krylon twice now and had curing problems. And I've used Duplicolor, nice colors, but had adherence trouble with their clear finish.
     
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    I agree that the cost of the nitro paint like reranch is kind of pricey. I think you could get away with using the home depot stuff, and then use the behlen's/mohawk nitro for a clear coat. You can get it delivered directly from Mohawk for $10. For the clear coat I think it is worth it because I think it dries harder than the acrylic, and it would also be compatible for spraying over the rustoleum kind of stuff.

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=333160972930
     
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    Wow something seemingly new on the TDPRI!
     
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    I've been using these duplicolor shades for that bsb look... closest I could find in their range...

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    auto touch up paint by Duplicolor.... not sure of those 2 products range shades...

    I've only ever used rustoleum clear lacquer...


    https://www.duplicolor.com/
     
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    Thanks. Good information. We’ve got that product around here.
     
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    I have no idea what cars are painted in those colors.....;)
     
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    Call me a blasphemer, but that buttercream colour is waaaay nicer that BSB.
     
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    I've chimed on on this exact topic before. Haha

    So what's new?
     
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    Oh, this we can't talk about here and that we can't talk about here...
     
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    That's a good price for a single can of Mohawk including the shipping :).

    But, if you need several cans or want to stay with a single manufacturer for a finishing system (Mohawk sealer, color coat or toner, and finish) a more economical choice might be to go with with an outfit like Klingspor where they charge about $6 bucks per can and a flat rate of $8 shipping for the entire order.

    I've learned to stay with with one manufacturer's line of finishing products for the entire job whenever possible. It eliminates compatibility issues and problems like finishes that never seem to properly dry and harden.

    It's all a part of the learning process, and to use a popular term, a way of "flattening the learning curve" :).


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