Going to paint a Jaguar style guitar...

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Buckocaster51, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    647576A1-99D7-492E-B9FC-058E2A7DA777.jpeg

    Start with some Warmoth parts. That is a maple-capped neck

    3CCD003F-076D-406D-91BC-96C9F3588E17.jpeg

    3 coats of 2-part automotive urethane as a sealer/grain-filler. It is important to stick with the same chemistry throughout the process.

    BAE17173-10BC-48EB-874E-2151F51FA1B7.jpeg

    Sand it to 320/400 until the shine goes away

    E30AFDCD-957E-4F9A-8B2C-4685526A0F70.jpeg

    sides need to be done by hand

    9129250B-A1BE-4457-BC50-E84B026DD44C.jpeg
    B6FC1664-F4E7-424E-BD13-9FBF56109DE1.jpeg

    No shine, front or back. I’m happy.

    D0EB84D0-DD93-4FCC-A72F-53911C1F7064.jpeg

    So on with the gold base coat.

    More later
     
  2. stratisfied

    stratisfied Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    1,055
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2019
    Location:
    Midwest
    I love gold guitars!
     
    Buckocaster51 likes this.
  3. thechad

    thechad Tele-Holic

    Age:
    35
    Posts:
    565
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2018
    Location:
    Kamloops
    Looking good so far!
     
    Buckocaster51 likes this.
  4. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    It is not staying gold for long.

    But I think you’ll like it.
     
    Mouth and Dan German like this.
  5. FuncleManson

    FuncleManson TDPRI Member

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    85
    Joined:
    May 23, 2021
    Location:
    Moline, IL
    Candy Apple Red?
     
  6. Timbresmith1

    Timbresmith1 Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    903
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Central TX
    Teasers!
    Looks great.
    Lacquer topcoats or basecoat + tinted clear-coat ure?
     
  7. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,161
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2014
    Location:
    Wokingham England
    Looking good...I suspect it might end up like the MIM I stripped and refinished earlier this year. I used shellac, the a gold base coat too. Looking forward to seeing how it ends up. :cool:

    Mines on page one of this thread, but there are others if you need any inspiration (though I guess you've already chosen your final colour):
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/stop-posting-jaguars.1075065/
     
  8. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,209
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Location:
    Sunny Suffolk UK
    That rocks. Great looking, even if it's not going to be gold.
     
  9. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    Here is they flake I am using

    Fire engine Red
    9CC7A983-8EB7-4CA4-A7F3-5DD7515E7DF0.jpeg

    gold Holographic (I have used Silver, but never Gold)

    040B79CF-6A48-45D9-A27C-0AFDB357B387.jpeg

    mixed together in a 10:1 ratio it looks like this.
    09FC7B44-4E46-4A98-99EA-0B0B6F734822.jpeg

    If I don’t get complete coverage the gold base will show through
     
  10. RobRiggs

    RobRiggs Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    974
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Location:
    Concord, CA
    I think that’ll look spectacular. Do you have to use a special tip on the spray gun to spray the flake?
     
    Fendereedo and Buckocaster51 like this.
  11. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    Flake Buster


    More in that later
     
    Timbresmith1, Fendereedo and RobRiggs like this.
  12. schoolie

    schoolie Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    693
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    That Jag is going to look amazing! I love it!

     
  13. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    CE6B3A4E-7655-4465-AF29-B55F657D9132.jpeg Here is the Flake Buster. I spray the flake DRY at about 5psi


    I put a coat of Deltron DBC 500 color blender on the body and then blow DRY flake on top of it.

    It works pretty well

    64101DF2-81CE-4DFF-8EA9-B3DCE248970B.jpeg

    The plastic tote helps contain the overspray
     
  14. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    I think this will do...

    E6B1C755-0BE2-4DBF-BDD1-8ACA793648FE.jpeg
     
  15. monkeybanana

    monkeybanana Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    758
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Location:
    mmhmm
    Wow this thread is great. Gorgeous!
     
    Fendereedo and Buckocaster51 like this.
  16. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    Well, thank you. Thank you very much.
     
  17. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,371
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Location:
    Land of the Long White Cloud
    That looks incredible!

    How rough is the surface post flake application?

    I'm wondering how thick the clear has to be to get back the flat, shiny surface.
     
    Fendereedo and Buckocaster51 like this.
  18. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    The flake is 0.015”. Some of it lies on edge. So the clear will need to be AT LEAST that thick. When I apply the clear it will get between 12 and 14 coats.
     
  19. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    21,904
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    In my little corner of the world, matching headstocks and maple boards are nearly a religion

    928E79F2-8F43-4EC3-8590-14B35B05ED5B.jpeg
     
  20. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,209
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Location:
    Sunny Suffolk UK
    Buckocaster51 likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.