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Help Me Decide on a Finish

 
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What color combo?
Burgundy with Cream Guard
33%
 33%  [ 8 ]
Teal with Cream Guard
54%
 54%  [ 13 ]
Ice Blue with White Guard
12%
 12%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 24

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emiller160



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Help Me Decide on a Finish Reply with quote

Well, I think I've given up on the mary kaye trans over blue dye, because I'm not too sure how it would turn out, and the grain really isn't all that great on the body. You may remember this proposal:

So, now I've come up with three other options for solid colors. Help me Pick one Cool

Burgundy with Cream Guard

Sage with Cream Guard (originally listed as teal ... but I've been informed that I don't know my color names ... what I really meant was a sage like color)

Ice Blue solid with White Guard

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look of that teal.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted Burgundy with Cream Guard
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heck, I like all of them except the first one! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teal. I think it looks like the most natural partner for the cream guard.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teal looks great
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's not an option, but I just don't think there are enough sherwood green strats in the world Cool

I'm not keen on the first one either, looks like it was painted to blend in with a warship.

I think the burgandy one was my favorite, but I also thought it was Dakota red. Mebbe me eyes are playin' up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teal looks sweet Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Burgandy, but consider a Black Burst around the edge...might be cool?

Second would be the Teal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Keisake colors aren't always the same as what you'll find in a can. The "teal" above, which looks great, is closer to surf green, IMO.

And Burgundy Mist Metallic looks nothing like the red above. Are you looking to use traditional Fender colors, such as those bill sells, metallic or flat colors, etc.?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Input, guys ... thanks.

Some answers to some questions:

1. The colors picked from Kiskae are the best I could come up with. There was not a true burgundy in the program, so I had to settle on the color I chose. I know it only gives an idea, but its better than nothing.

2. Not set on traditional colors at all. I may use Duplicolor to match some cars I've seen around. I'm sure I'll use RR primer though, as everyone with more experience than me raves about it.

3. I like the burst over idea, but I've never done one and, frankly, the idea scares the hell out of me. I've seen pics of other folks home-burst over jobs, and while some look great, others don't. I'd probably end up in the latter category.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I was thinking about when I was saying the Burgandy Burst:
http://www.gbase.com/Stores/Gear/GearDetails.aspx?Item=1508864
Nice...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a beauty, Phaedrus. I would go that way in a minute, but I don't trust myself to do any kind of burst. With that color combo, though, it may be very forgiving. Splatter and uneveness may not show.

And that is the burgundy type I had in mind.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love those RT Strats. Fender certainly is proud of them though; $2500! I've heard a number of guys comment on getting good results with Bursts by following the RR Burst instructions. You try it and tell me if it's easy...then I might do one. Laughing I'm still learning at the basic solid color level on refinishing. Maybe I'll do a burst down the road. I would give serious consideration to the RT Burgandy Burts...sweet finish!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with you ... too new at this to consider a burst at this time. I've only done one guitar, and it was solid.
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