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Guitars&Games



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Color over black? Reply with quote

Many colors recommend a white primer. Are there any that are opaque enough to work over black?

I have a black Studio LP with a really thin nitro factory finish. It is not well filled, but it still feels good and the wood seems livelier, under less finish.

The only problem is, it is black on black with black trim. I would like to lightly scuff up the factory nitro and spray the top with a thin coat of something to break the monotony.

A gray or green, even an organge or buff would be nice. Mettalic maybe? I would like to avoid building much of a film.

Any suggestions?
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69formula



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once painted an black Epiphone bass burgundy. I didn't prime it at all. Just scuffed the black and painted it. I used single stage automotive acrylic enamel with hardener. I didn't seem like it took much to cover the black at all.
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Lon



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Light primer for light paint and dark primer for dark paint. I have always used that method as well. Whatever primer you use, it is important to make sure you have even coverage.
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pattycakes77



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a big poster at work that shows all the different tints (colors) over white, gray, and black base. It does make slight differences. You can paint over any color but like Lon said, some colors are better suited over certain base colors.
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Guitars&Games



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks folks. I think I'll try something like Inca Silver over it, just on the top.
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