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Swirl Technique With Single Color


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I've got a build coming up that I am going to do a solid color and wondered if anyone has done something like a swirl, but with a single color. If so, did it look ok? I just thought that would be easier than brushing (I'm thinking of using an acrylic paint like is used in swirling). Anyway, I just thought it was an interesting idea and wondered if anyone's done it.

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Not sure it would work, the first colour tends to spread out and wouldn't produce the swirl pattern like you get with multiple colours.

If you have a spray gun you could use a colour for the base coat and then use that exact colour as one of swirl colours, so it swirls with another colour but over a base coat of the same colour, not sure if it would blend seamlessly with the base coat but worth a try.

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You could do it using regular oil paint and make a swirl pattern on top of a water bath. Then, when you dip the body (properly waxed and or taped of course) it will pick up the paint as you pass it through making a swirl pattern. Pretty easy, but takes a little practice.

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To clarify, I'm not looking for a swirl pattern, I'm just wondering if it would make doing a single color body any easier. It was more a question out of curiousity as opposed to anything else. But thanks for the replies. So KP, is it always oil-based paint for swirling? See how little I really know?

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The clear coat would be something like shellac and then waterbased lacquer, which I have spray equipment for. I am just thinking that the paint might be a little too thick to go through my sprayer and was curious if anyone had tried this. Again, I'm not sure that I am going to try dipping the guitar to paint it, but I ask more out of curiosity.

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