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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Shocking pink in a spray can format?

Or whatever is closest to it?

I've decided I wanna paint by myself, but I don't want to buy a sprayer and all that. I just wanna use cans. Problem is I can't find the color.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

You trying to make a 'Hello kitty'?
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

So this is just to screw around with then? I ask because I wonder what level of quality you expect the final finish to have.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

Createx Fluorescent Hot Pink is a close match to the SK but you need at least a Preval Sprayer (+/- 30$) or a cheap airbrush...
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

Go to Lowes or Home Depot. In the rattle-can section, they have neon colors for marking electrical lines and such on your yard or parking lots. There's a pink there that's pretty good. Use a white base coat, and spray as little of the pink as you can get away with, cause it goes on thick and that's not so good for a durable finish. Just get it covered and even.

Not my first choice for an SK (and wouldn't paint a guitar with spray paint), but may get you close.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

I'm surprised at the last three posts. A decent, even excellent, finish is possible with spray paints in cans. I've never done a guitar this way, but many model rockets and cars. It takes time and effort to spray, sand, buff, tack, repeat, repeat, repeat . . . but if you've got more time than dollars, this is the way to go. There are even nice spray clear glosses out there, again, they don't buff themselves, but it can be done.

Is airbrushing that much easier and nicer?

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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

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Is airbrushing that much easier and nicer?
IMHO, yes.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

I found out that a company called Ketone can get me any color polyurethane in a spray can.

So I may just go with that.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

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Is airbrushing that much easier and nicer?
I'm not saying you CAN'T paint successfully with a spray can, just that it's not my first choice. It's SO much easier to spray with a paint gun. Paint goes on more even, less paint is used overall. Much less finishing work is required for a smooth, mirror finish. I totally agree that it can be done, or StewMac wouldn't sell guitar lacquer in a spray can! But it's a lot of work to get good results. More power to anybody who does it successfully!
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 10:24 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

A single color paint job like this would not be a lot of money, relatively speaking. I'd bet a neon pink refin would run about $300-$350.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

that's a lot of money considering how cheap the guitar is.

I have had success with spray cans before. I think I will be fine.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'll give the airbrush route a go in the future.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Re: Shocking pink in a spray can format?

airbrush or vinyl wrap would be the easiest and nicest if your DIY.
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