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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Buckocaster51, Oct 1, 2007.
Yup, pretty much...
Hey Bucko. I remember way back you were experimenting with a paisley sparklecaster. Did you ever get that worked out? Did you ever finish one?
Do you mean this one I haven't finished...
Or this one that I haven't finished?
I obviously missed out on a few pages. LOL.
So, did you go with waterslide paper for the paisley? Buried in more laquer?
And they're beautiful by the way.
Hell everyone, newbie here. I see all the amazing work on here and had a question. If i were wanting to do a black sparkle finish would I use a black base and black glitter flake or would that be too much. Secondly, How could I do a black sparkle to silver or grey sparkle fade? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
They are decals buried under urethane.
It seems that they actually become PART of the urethane.
Black Base and Black Glitter would work. Maybe even with a small (very small) amount of silver or black holographic flake mixed in. Maybe a few percent.
Have never tried sparkle bursts or fades. Can't really talk about them. I think it would be hard to do with flakes. If I had to try one tomorrow, I would start out with a silver flake base and then spray translucent paint on top to get the effect I wanted.
Buckocaster is right, doing a burst with sparkles is not easy. But it is do-able, although a little time consuming. At least the way I did it. If you want, you can see how I did it here. I'm certainly not claiming to be an expert on it, but the guitar I did this with came out pretty nice.
One of my favorites!
There seems to be a problem with that picture....there isn't a custom bound guitar body shape framing it do like the color though
That is a sweet looking guitar Jeff.
Thanks, Buckocaster! Coming from you, that is a hell of a compliment.
The Bordeaux looks good enough to drink!
If you're doing a sparkle burst and plan on using silver or chrome flake, you can do bursts with candy/ transparent paint. I wouldn't use more than one color, unless it was a variation of the same color. Like a dark trans blue to a light trans blue. I wish I had a pic of the chrome flake blue burst I did awhile back. Think of it like a tail light. The bulbs are one color but as the light passes through a red lense it comes through red, and the same goes for amber turn signals.
Definitely how I would do it as well.
But no 'bursts for me until I get this single-color thing figured out!
So modest, I learned shake and flake from you.
This one is gold...just in case you hadn't noticed.
Where's Serenity, Buck?!
Hey Mike - I just did a black body, with black sparkle on top, and here's how it turned out:
This was done with a black tinted nitrocellulose lacquer base, then several layers of clear nitro with black flake mixed in (enough to provide good coverage), and then sealed with straight clear nitro. Overall, the effect is VERY subtle and really only truly visible when the light hits it at certain angles. It doesn't stand out nearly as much as Buckocaster's bright colored (awesome) sparkle jobs.
If you wanted something a little more extreme, I would suggest some experimentation with color combinations. Good luck!