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Sources for rattlecan nitro?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by glasalle, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. glasalle

    glasalle NEW MEMBER!

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    Looking for sources in US for custom nitro colors in rattlecan. I finished a strat in antique white from Stew Mac, and was very happy with results. However, looking for colors they don’t carry such as Burgundy Mist, etc. Reranch isn’t shipping at moment given issues in Texas, and need to order in near term.

    thanks!

    Glenn
     
  2. Mr Green Genes

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    Duplicolor. Go to the nearest auto parts store. Fender Custom Colors were automotive paint.
     
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    Duplicolor acrylic for color, Minwax nitro for clear. Minwax nitro is harder - better for wet sanding and buffing than acrylic. They are compatible.
     
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    Lowerleftcoast Friend of Leo's

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    Deft also has a nitro clear gloss.
     
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    Gracey's nitro has all the colors. More $ than reranch but quality stuff.
     
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    +1 for Duplicolor
    Rustoleum's clear lacquer seems plenty fine to me, and is cheaper than Minwax.
     
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    Most large auto paint shops can mix any color paint type you want and even put it into aerosol cans for you.
     
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    Other than the Mohawk clear, which IMO is OK, the other clear nitros mentioned are not, in my experience, very good. On a solid body, once finally dried hard (they are plastic-y) I think they would be OK, but I've used them all and Deft and Minwax have felt heavy (thick, build fast) and softer to me. I'd go with Mohawk. To me, the sound quality of this kind of finish is unlikely to be consequential on most builds, but the feel of thick, plastic-y lacquer is disdappointing compared with thinner, harder stuff, so I would hope to use Mohawk for that reason. Given a choice, I use ReRanch and, secondarily, StewMac, but if you can't get em, you can't get em.
     
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