Miscellaneous Rumbles

Krylon Sparkle Spray Paint For Guitars

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Anyone ever use this stuff for a sparkle finish guitar? They call it Glitter Blast which it is glitter. I am pretty sure the flakes have to be small sized to get thru a nozzle from a spray can. Wonder how good this would turn out on a guitar. I see a photo on the net that looks good though.

The Paint -

http://www.krylon.com/produ...

The guitar with it -

http://blog.craftzine.com/g...

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I think this is actually the spray used on that guitar. The link you posted is more of a finisher over another color than a color itself.

I know someone posted that guitar project before, but I never got around to looking at the colors. I think I need to refinish something in that green sparkle.

You might get close to Shoreline Gold with a combo of the 2 goldish offerings they have.

I think a bass is getting sanded next week...

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Do you have to sand the current finish off or can you paint over it after abrading the surface with light sandpaper and masking it all off? I have a 512X in black that I would ilke to paint the green color also.

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Sorry I just read the prep instructions for this, "Lightly sand glossy surface if previously painted and remove dust with a tack cloth", so it seems I can just paint over the current black easily. No primer necessary.

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do you have any idea how much i want to paint something that "Sparkling Waters" color? my Pro Jet, my volume pedal, my stove hood, my cat? but i'm SO bad at spray painting that i wouldn't be allowed to live in Los Angeles.

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it's probably going to take more than one coat. why not get an old guitar body to use/learn on.

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with metalflakes, you gotsa have a base coat of that colour otherwise it'll take forever to cover.

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but i'm SO bad at spray painting that i wouldn't be allowed to live in Los Angeles.

Now that's funny.

I haven't used this stuff, but I did paint an old Squier strat purple sparkle years ago. I didn't sand anything, just shot over the poly and it turned out great. I do remember doing tons of really light coats, but I know I never sanded before or during the process. It was pretty tough too when done. I used a whole full size can on the body.

I really want to shoot this stuff on something soon, so I'll post when I do.

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I think this is actually the spray used on that guitar. The link you posted is more of a finisher over another color than a color itself.

I know someone posted that guitar project before, but I never got around to looking at the colors. I think I need to refinish something in that green sparkle.

You might get close to Shoreline Gold with a combo of the 2 goldish offerings they have.

I think a bass is getting sanded next week...

– Cory Ripley

I think this is actually the spray used on that guitar. The link you posted is more of a finisher over another color than a color itself.

I know someone posted that guitar project before, but I never got around to looking at the colors. I think I need to refinish something in that green sparkle.

You might get close to Shoreline Gold with a combo of the 2 goldish offerings they have.

I think a bass is getting sanded next week...

– Ripley1046

Ripley, thanks for giving the right link. I knew which one was right but I must have given the wrong link by accident. Did not want to steer people wrong so glad you gave the right link.

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I so want to use this stuff to re-finish my Jazzmaster in sparkle of some sorts. The problem is my JM is a nitro finish and I don't want to change this from Nitro to whatever this sparkle stuff is so I can't use it on the JM. Ever since I saw the photo of this green sparkle JM I wanted to have one like this and with this Krylon I could I suppose but once I put this on I can't or it will be hard to remove it. I know there is this Nitro vs. Poly issue but seeing mine is Nitro I don't want to take that away from the guitar if you know what I mean. But maybe if I had a Poly finished JM one day I'll go over it with this sparkle stuff.

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I'd use re-ranch products, not krylon. Re-ranch sells laquer. Either way, it really depends on what you expect from a finish. If you want something that looks professional you should use a product that will give professional results. If you want it to look "Punk Rock", for lack of a better description, Krylon all the way!:D

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I wonder how many clear coats it'd take to cover the glitter until it was level?

I'm getting ready to refinish a got myself, and trying to decide between paint (it would be gold glitter), or stain (vintage amber)... it's a flame maple top, so I kinda' think I shouldn't waste it?

I was thinking of gold leaf, but I have zero experience with that, and it looks like something that would require some level of skill.

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If you are using laquer, 10 coats total is about right. I lay down a coat or two of clear, knock off the rough stuff, spray color & the rest is clear. So 7 or 8 coats of clear on top should just about do it. If the flake is really big, you'ld probably be better with more coats of clear. with 10 coats I usually lay down on two different days, about a week apart. Let the first 5 coats harden up, then shoot the last 5, let it sit for a couple more weeks before I touch it with sanding cloth & polish.

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The quality of the glotterblasts vary from can to can. I've painted two pedals with it because the sparkle is really crazy (in a good way), but be aware it will take a LOT of clear to get it to a flat point where you can make it glassy. It's a VERY bumpy paint. Like low-grit sandpaper.

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And how many clear coats recommended over a simple stain job? I know it's "however many it takes" :P but what's the ballpark? 3? 5?

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I'm going to start another thread, don't want to hijack this one...


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