Shell Pink?

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  1. Bud Veazey

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    A customer wants a Tele painted Fender Shell Pink. I'll start with a white base coat. Does anyone have a TransTint ratio recipe for Shell Pink?
     
  2. ThaLowEndTheory

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    Why not just order from reranch?
     
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    IMO it's a logical question. Many experienced folks here use bulk lacquer and tint it themselves - then they shoot via an HVLP, where they can control the fan, speed, color depth of each coat, etc.

    I use aerosols periodically, but not all the time. It's a LOT cheaper to tint your own, assuming you'll be able to use the specific dyes again.
     
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    But for a single build, one or two cans from Reranch would probably be easier and quicker. (IMO)
     
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    But then you get Reranch's bubblegum shell pink instead of Fender CS's amazingly warm shell pink.
     
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    I am seriously thinking of a Shell Pink custom Tele lately and there is a wide range of tones out there by that name. It seems range from a pink with what looks like a little bit of orange or peach in it (I am told beige too) to what I call Barbie Dream House Pink.

    Colours can look very different on different monitors, for sure, but I think there are a couple over distinct versions of Shell Pink out there.
     
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    Fender Shell Pink:

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    Reranch Shell Pink (bubblegum color softened by Reranch aged tint):

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    So, I'm thinking I'll mix up a batch of opaque white nitro and add red TransTint drop by drop while holding up a picture of a shell pink Telecaster against my mixing jar.;)
     
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    For someone that builds regularly like Bud, he has all the tints and lacquer already. Instead of spending a lot on spray cans and shipping, mixing up just enough, or having just a few ounces too much would still be insanely more affordable.
     
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    Why not go to the local car paint dealer and have them mix you up a Qt... ? Dupont # Duco 2371
     
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    I did this Shell Pink Thinline last year with Reranch and am really happy with the results.

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  12. PLAYONIT

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    Here's a Strat I'm building... Shell pink from a Gracey rattle can........ lightly painted over white base and then sprayed with a very light amber and left in the sun for a couple-o-three weeks or so to fade..... pretty dramatic difference...... Before and after...
     

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    How many cans of Gracey/Reranch did you use on those bodies? Is it one can or two to do a body?

    And...going back to Bud's original question, anyone know where color formulas can be found? I'd also like to know shell pink. And some others. (I've looked and failed miserably...) Something tells me I should get more comfortable with the highly scientific method I've seen demonstrated in several build threads here -- trial and error. :)
     
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    I used a half can.... I purposely sprayed light to get a faded look... If I was going for the full shiny guitar Enchilada I would have used the whole can... I also would have used my spray gun and compressor if I wasn't lazy on this one... Get an auto paint store to mix you a can of Dupont color code Duco # 2371 which is Shell Pink used on the 56 DeSoto automobiles and 62-63 Fender Strat's......
     
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    One of the best colors Fender ever offered!
     
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    Isn't Shell Pink one of the Cadillac colors from the early 60s that Fender appropriated?
     
  18. NastyMojo

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    Yep exactly!
     
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    Salmon pink is nice, too
     
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    Wow, I'm surprised it was done successfully with Transtint - James makes it look easy; my first inclination would'vebeen to use pigment (UTC or Mixol) then tweak it with dye (Transtint).
     
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