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will that multi colored car paint work on guitars you know it changes color depending on the angle you look at it.

Duplicolor makes a kit for this purpose. has a base color and clear.

Alternately you could try createx auto air they have multiple prisma colors and they're water based.

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I used the Mirage paint on a strat as well, my results weren't so good though. To my knowledge the problem was user error. I applied way to much mid coat and it pretty much killed the color change effect except when the guitar was in direct sunlight. So I guess it's the old adage of "practice on scrap first".

Good luck.

Nate Robinson :D

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well see, duplicolor mirage paint is a CHEAP alternative to the real thing... mine has color shift... but its only dramatic in the sunlight (like nate said). I dont think if you thinned your coat it woulda made a difference, ive read other people who got the same results... but for a finish that i got for only 18 dollars i was more than happy. The REAL stuff they use on expensive cars is REALLY expensive... someone posted a link to it in another forums if your interested you could try searching it.

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The duplicolor does work but people have had less than favorable situations with it. Most often their clear coat being thin and requiring a ga-gillion coats and as it's acrylic takes a long time to cure, commonly in excess of a month. When I used it I could still smell it almost three months after.

Also, according to them, they suggest to increase the color change use more coats not less. I noticed the trans started reducing after I started clearcoating. That one's still hanging in a closet pending final finish. :D

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The paint on Jeff Gordon's Rainbow Warrior Nascar vehicle cost about $860.00! It only looks good in direct sun also. If you can find a shaved-head nose-pierced auto body dude he can probably tell you about the lower light painting effects you can do with modern automotive paint. My bud from Chicago has a black pickup truck that changes color and has flame detail show up when it gets dark. WAY cool. Pickups ROCK! :D

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To my knowledge the problem was user error.  I applied way to much mid coat and it pretty much killed the color change effect except when the guitar was in direct sunlight.  So I guess it's the old adage of "practice on scrap first".

Good luck.

Nate Robinson :D

Actualy Nate, your problem wasn't on applying too much mid coat, but on applying the clear too wet. I had the same problem on my LP! And I called duplicolor and they told me that the more of the mid coat the better the effect!

I did a piece with DEFT as the clear, spraying a ton of thin coats and it turned out way better than with the dupli clear... I don't have them here to post but if you do it again, make sure that you spray thin, and not more than 3 coats a day.

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