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Hi all,

Just a quick question. What type of paint/stain is used to get the brilliant transparent colors (blue, green, red, etc) that we see on some of these beautiful guitars? Case in point, GOTM for November "The Shark". Brilliant color, yet transparent to show off the grain. What are the products of choice? What is the best process? Thanks.

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What type of paint/stain is used to get the brilliant transparent colors (blue, green, red, etc) that we see on some of these beautiful guitars?

It is called Anilyne DYE. Use your search engine to look up those words here and out on the internet.

There is a big difference between paints, stains, and DYE, and there are different types of dye as well.

Basically 3 types...water soluble, alcohol soluble, and metallic-based.

There's more, but that covers most of the territory you would be concerned with.

You can apply the dye a few different ways...

Directly applied to the bare wood by hand with a rag and add clear finish over it

Mix it into your finish to make a TINTED finish and spray it over a cleared finish then clear over that

Or you can combine the two methods above, and there are several different ways to do those combo jobs as well.

Lots and lots of information available here on finishing guitars like that, try the search engine. B)

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