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I am about to order a carvin bolt kit, as my first attempt at assembling/finishing a guitar.

I would like to to look something like this:

http://www.carvin.com/images/guitars-in-st...arge/88306b.jpg

But I have NO idea where to get that cool color of blue. I wouldn't mind a similar effect in red either...

Any ideas?

Also, any suggestions in general about how to attack this project?

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I am about to order a carvin bolt kit, as my first attempt at assembling/finishing a guitar.

I would like to to look something like this:

http://www.carvin.com/images/guitars-in-st...arge/88306b.jpg

But I have NO idea where to get that cool color of blue. I wouldn't mind a similar effect in red either...

Any ideas?

Also, any suggestions in general about how to attack this project?

I don't have any suggestions on the color, but I will tell you that you're gonna love that guitar. I have 3 Bolts and 2 Bolt Plus, they all play and sound great.

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If you live near a Lowes, Home Depot, or auto shop, you will find a lot of spraycans with many colors to choose from. If you know of a car that has or once had that particular color, or something close, it would be easy to get that color.

CMA

(P.S. Fender used lacquer on their early guitars, not poly)

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Just judging from that picture, it doesn't look like a simple shade of blue to me, it looks like an 'effect' of a light coat of black spray over blue.

Maybe just my monitor or something... :D

My suggestion for attacking this:

You better be prepared to do all steps on a simple scrap mockup first unless high risk / possible failure / total sandback & start over doesn't bother you any.

I did MANY finishes before I could say I finally got one RIGHT. :D

This is going to be my first ever finishing job. So, I want something that can be done easily with spraycans or some other simple (and safe) tools.

I'm not saying you can't do it, but what I am saying is that unless you have some decent equipment and a little experience, I don't think you will pull off the quality of finish in that picture.

Be careful with the spray bombs. Spray something ELSE first, to get used to the flow.

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That's Carvin's standard Pearl Blue. The guitar pic is from the Guitars in Stock listing.

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I'd call or email Carvin and ask if they have a PPG or DuPont paint code. Then go to an auto body paint supplier and have them load it into a spray can for you. Also, you could try the Duplicolor touch up charts on their website, or a company called Paintscratch.

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