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Graffiti Yellow Suggestions?

 
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The Ballzz



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Graffiti Yellow Suggestions? Reply with quote

I have a project that I want to paint basically Graffiti/Canary Yellow. I will be starting with Mohawk clear lacquer. Any tips on the mix to achieve this. I'm shooting for a nice, clean, bright yellow, trying to avoid any of the mustardy/school bus overtones. I'm also assuming the guitar should get primered in white, before the yellow? I would gladly use a ReRanch product, but it's not offered in this color.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The easiest way to do this is to find a car color you like and get the paint code. From there you can get it in a rattle can, if you want, from someplace like paintscratch.com.

There are more difficult ways to do it, but I don't recommend it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Sir,
I'm already set up with a fairly good spray rig and waiting for my new toy (oops, I mean "tool") to arrive in the form of an Iwata LPH80 spray gun, and for what it cost, I sure wanna do some squirtin' with it! Razz I guess the easiest and best way to get good compatibility would be to go through my Mohawk dealer's color chart and have them mix it for me and just leave it in a quart, instead of having them load up rattle cans. I'd really rather do it myself, if for no other reason than satisfaction! The problem is that the only pigment I seem to be able to find that closely matches my mind's eye is Mixol #30, and it's only available in bigger, 200ml bottles starting at like $48! That seems like way more than I'll ever need for just one or two guitars. The #7 & #26 look to "Chromey" to my eye.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ballzz wrote:

I'm already set up with a fairly good spray rig

You could have led with that. Forget about rattle cans, you missed the important part of my post.

"Find a car color you like ..."

Try this: 1977 Corvette Bright Yellow

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Dat Shore Is In Yo Face YELLOW!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I want a color I can't make, I head down to a local paint store that sells automotive paint. They will give me the colorant in a little bottle. Mixes just fine in nitro.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krylon has a color called "Sun Yellow" that looks pretty close to my eye.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could save yourself a lot of hassle if you wanted. Just look for EDEN guitars on eBay. They have a graffitti yellow strat body for next to nothing (<$75) on there. You'll be hardpressed to buy the paint/clear and finish it for the same cost once you include the labor.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrightKJ wrote:
You could save yourself a lot of hassle if you wanted. Just look for EDEN guitars on eBay. They have a graffitti yellow strat body for next to nothing (<$75) on there. You'll be hardpressed to buy the paint/clear and finish it for the same cost once you include the labor.


I guess I forgot to mention that this is a "Lefty" guitar that I'm turning into a "reverse Hendrix" for a bunch of stupid reasons!

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