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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Hi, this is my first post, but I'm looking for maybe some touch up or extra paint so I can paint my custom guitar that I'm building, I can't seem to find any kind of Chicago blue like Gibson puts on the traditionals. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

View Postwawunderground, on 10 April 2012 - 10:56 AM, said:

Hi, this is my first post, but I'm looking for maybe some touch up or extra paint so I can paint my custom guitar that I'm building, I can't seem to find any kind of Chicago blue like Gibson puts on the traditionals. Any help would be appreciated.


Hello and welcome.

Where do you live?

In the UK I have used this guy before.. He told me he gets the Nitro from the same place Gibson does and mixes the colours himself and actually supplies Gibson London.. I used it to do a cherry red faded DC and it worked a treat.. Its 3 years later and the paint job is still holding and looking good :)
http://www.mancheste...lulose-lacquer/
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

View PostRabs, on 10 April 2012 - 11:07 AM, said:

Hello and welcome.

Where do you live?

In the UK I have used this guy before.. He told me he gets the Nitro from the same place Gibson does and mixes the colours himself and actually supplies Gibson London.. I used it to do a cherry red faded DC and it worked a treat.. Its 3 years later and the paint job is still holding and looking good :)
http://www.mancheste...lulose-lacquer/


Damn, I wish he could ship to the US, I'd love to redo my 91 SG Jr RI in "Pelham Blue Metallic".

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

View Postcabba2203, on 10 April 2012 - 11:17 AM, said:

Damn, I wish he could ship to the US, I'd love to redo my 91 SG Jr RI in "Pelham Blue Metallic".

Yeah i think its to do with laws governing gas filled cans..

On his FAQ page he says in the US this place does similar product (but obviously I cant vouch for them).
http://www.reranch.com/
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

thanks for the tip, I'm in the US, I'll check reranch again for the blue, damn I wish he could ship here

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

View PostRabs, on 10 April 2012 - 11:20 AM, said:

Yeah i think its to do with laws governing gas filled cans..

On his FAQ page he says in the US this place does similar product (but obviously I cant vouch for them).
http://www.reranch.com/



Thanks for the link!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

View Postwawunderground, on 10 April 2012 - 11:36 AM, said:

thanks for the tip, I'm in the US, I'll check reranch again for the blue, damn I wish he could ship here

No worries :)

Also be aware that what you have to do when spraying is build up the colour.. if you get a blue thats not quite dark enough you will need to build it up with many layers that will darken with more coats.. You will also need a clear coat when you get the colour right if you want to get that high gloss look.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

View PostRabs, on 10 April 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

No worries :)

Also be aware that what you have to do when spraying is build up the colour.. if you get a blue thats not quite dark enough you will need to build it up with many layers that will darken with more coats.. You will also need a clear coat when you get the colour right if you want to get that high gloss look.



yeah, definitely, yeah I got a nice LP style guitar ready to be finished and I was looking around for some really cool colors and what-not, and I found Chicago blue and decided that's what I was gonna go with, btw Reranch doesn't have it but I sent him an email to try and find out if he knew where I could get some

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

actually for everyone in the US, I found this in the fender section and I think it comes pretty close to the Chicago Blue color that I'm looking for Here it is, I think it might work

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

View Postwawunderground, on 10 April 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

actually for everyone in the US, I found this in the fender section and I think it comes pretty close to the Chicago Blue color that I'm looking for Here it is, I think it might work

Thanks for tha link. I wish they had more Gibson colors.

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