6 Posted March 26, 2007 Report Share Posted March 26, 2007 Ok I have a 2000-2001 Fender Stratocaster MiM. It's black right now. I am going between two ideas right now, both involve painting. 1) Tobacco burst 2) Put a tobacco burst and "relic" it Both involve the tobacco burst. I really want that. The main deal is the painting. A friend of mine bought me an e-book from paintyourownguitar.com a long time ago and there are videos of him shooting with rattlecans. I'm probably going to be using this method as I don't have any guns or a booth...or anything but a guitar and a desire to do this. From what I've seen on the vids, and heard from chats with people that used his books/vids, the finish comes out pretty damn decent. He mentions some brands of paint that he prefers and everyone I talked to using his method agreed on the brands. I was wondering what some of the resident rattlecan heroes swear by. I'll be purchasing that handle that turns a spray can into a "gun" from the local Home Depot or Wal-Mart. When it comes to nitro and lacquer...I get lost, I don't understand what the big differences are or the advantages of either. I just want to paint my guitar with a solid tobacco burst, like Fender does on the burst finish MiM Strats. I've viewed the Guitar ReRanch "tutorial" on how to do it, as well as the PG.com tutorial. I feel confident I can handle the techniques, and if I can't I can always sand it back down and start over, right? I think I will have to wait and see how well it looks, if it looks good at all, with the burst before I decide to relic it and basically ruin the hard work I put into a (hopefully) good looking burst. I have lost my train of thought on this (the new James Bond movie is awesome) and I'm going to leave it like it is. ~6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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