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Tinted clear over ash?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by blackbelt308, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. blackbelt308

    blackbelt308 Tele-Holic

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    Anyone have pics of an ash body that you finished with Reranch tinted clear? Just curious as to how yellow/amber/dark/etc. it appears.

    Thanks a bunch!
    Rick
     
  2. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I recommend the toned or tinted nitro rattle can lacquers from Behlens and Mohawk.

    Tiny fraction of the cost:

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    And they're in business all year long, not just in fits and starts.
     
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    mudbean Friend of Leo's

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    What color is that called in those brands, Boris?

    mud
     
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    Starting my first Tele build and just got a bunch of parts from Stewmac, Warmoth, etc.

    Can anyone verify the order for applying filler, stain, lacquer for Ash body (from Warmoth - nice!)

    I am thinking: Grain Filler -> Sand sealer -> Color Tone Stain (blue in my case) then finishing with Clear Lacquer. Is that correct?

    Or should I mix the blue stain with the grain filler?

    Again I am a newbie here - so please excuse the ignorance - any advice is much appreciated.

    -M
     
  5. blackbelt308

    blackbelt308 Tele-Holic

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    Someone call the air marshalls, there's a major hijack in progress! :lol:

    I've already got a rattle can of Reranch tinted clear in hand. Just wondered if anyone could show me some results...

    Thanks,
    Rick
     
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    I just did it. let me see if I can make a pic. Looks a lot like Boris' pic above though

    But don't use the red nozzle - it will be streaky and likely to run.
     
  7. echoplexchris

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    This was finished with Reranch satin tinted clear, then I applied a few coats of Deft clear satin after I achieved the tint I was looking for. The picture came out a tiny bit more orange than it actually is. I hope that helps.

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  8. blackbelt308

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    Thanks Boris & echo! Very helpful!

    Ciao,
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  9. boris bubbanov

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    I'm 98 % sure this is Behlen's "Light Fruitwood". In a sandwich, with Deft clear gloss on top and also underneath. Just a shellac wash, no grainfill and consequently this is an early "grain pore special" and at certain angles the pores jump out at you even more than if you used black grain filler.

    Surprisingly, this is the same product Jack Wells uses for tinting maple necks and easy over maple it looks quite different. This was a fairly "yellow" group of ash pieces here to begin with and this is a lot of tint by my current standards.
     
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    Welcome, Chris!

    Looks spectacular! More pix, please!
     
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    Sorry about that, bb! What color is the Reranch "tinted clear" if you spray it on, say, a white surface?

    mud
     
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    Many thanks for the kind words, Boris. I couldn't have done this without the great resource that tdpri has been. Anyway, here's a few more tinted clear shots. I always liked the look of 70's customs where the clearcoat had aged. Mind you, I sprayed the entire neck in nitro, rather than poly, so the neck matches the body well in color. (Purists would argue that the whiter, poly finished neck is more period correct. Not to mention the fact that there's no bullet-style truss rod).

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