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  1. If your oil paint comes in a tube and is a solid consistency , you will never be able to thin it enough to swirl. What you want is oil based paint.The other posters are right.The most recommended paint on the forums is Humbrol. You can get this stuff at any hobby shop. Despite what the tutorial on the project guitar forum says i also have used testors with pretty fair results.The tutorial guy uses PLasti kote. Remember whatever hobby paint you do buy, there are sub catagories, gloss, matt,metallic,each one will have different properties and react differently in the water and with other each o
  2. thanks for the feedback guys, i found some interesting models masters paint in the hobby shop and some florescent orange sign paint,i am going to try next. with new paint comes more expirimentation to get the right consistency. swirlslave: i used the armor coat flourescent yellow like you were planning to.The pics i posted showed the guitars with one coat on it.Since i'm swirling over it i think i'll only need 1 coat.In person they are very yellow,in the pics they look at little duller.I think if you were going to do a flat color with this type of paint multiple coats would be the way to g
  3. ok the pics are up,not much to show yet but will will be swirling this weekend.BTW they look way more yellow in person. http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s153/shrly2/
  4. ok i'm back in business. Its been a long month!. I just got in from the shop from spraying my next 2 projects.I will post pics tomorrow. I bought a little fender squier bullet for 50 bucks a few weeks ago. The owner had tried to paint it black over a foam green color.It didn't work out so well so he sold it to me.It is now my guinea pig. I stripped it down along with the body of my trusty old beat up RG750 (Metallic Red). I sprayed them both neon yellow,while i was at the store i found some neon green paint similar to the LNG, i want to try as well.I need another body now!! dam! I am
  5. I just stripped an rg 750 in metallic red paint down to the bare wood, with an electric palm sander and 2 sheets of 60 grit sandpaper.It took about 3 hours over the course of a couple of days.The problem is always on the inside horns,you goto do them by hand or get a small contour sander in there. they actually took longer than the rest of the guitar.You have to be careful not to sand too much or you'll get grooves in the wood. They are for me are the only reason id use heat or chemicals. If you do sand it keep moving around,you always goto make sure you aren't sanding too far into the wood e
  6. Hi everyone Does anyone know of any oil based paint brands availble in Canada that make bright florescent colors?. I have been looking everywhere i can think of, hardware stores,hobby shops, sign makers/print shops,with no luck. Apparently Testors used to make some but they were discontinued.(if anyone has some,let me know ill buy it from you). They still make florescent paint in Laquer,which i tried to swirl with ,but when i put it in the water it dried instantly.Is there any way to keep it from drying?.Would paint extender work on Laquer?. If anyone has any ideas i'd appreciate heri
  7. hmm.... i suppose you could do that, though i think you get more smudges than swirls. I was trying to imagine about what effect you were wanting to achive.Correct me if i'm wrong but i think you want a guitar body that would be a solid color from the top horn to the mid section then a swirl effect over the pickup area then a solid color from about the tem cavity down?on both sides? You could paint your solid colors first then mask them off and swirl the middle. Also i disovered by accident, (and plan to expiriment more with this technique). When you get a swirl in the bucket you like tak
  8. thanks for the feedback, its interesting you mentioned liking the backs better i found that the back turned out better on every attempt. All the photos are actually the same body that i sanded down each time and repainted. I think you're right , if i get a bigger bucket that should help, because i have very little room to move the body around in the water. I am also thinking about the angle of the body and possibly dunking it sideways etc.The other thing that was a huge problem was that i used silcone from a tube to seal the screw holes,which as i discovered to my great embarrassment from ta
  9. Ok it has been awhile. I've been busy at work, and i'm getting ready to move very soon so these will be my last swirls until i get settled again. I have been productive though, i've been checking out other swirlers work, taking notes and studying techniques colors etc, doing more tests. I have made some inquiries into auto paint. I will go further into that when i have some tests done. I wanted to get the trusty old jackson body 1 more dunk before packing up my painting stuff. I sanded it own from the last swirl attempt shown on photobucket as #25 & 26. I really liked the blue but clear
  10. I appreciate feedback from anyone everyone,but particularly from those that have gone throught the process. I vastly underestimated the technique.Ya the concept is simple but......LOL I'm still at the stage of figuring out that i don't know anything!! *Bows Down to all pros* "i'm not worthy" On saturday I started another prepping batch.I went to local hobby store and bought the humbrol paints, man those tins are tiny!. The problem was they didn't have a good selection of colors(Mostly darker shades)I bought some metallic and gloss, of the blue red green and a really ugly yellow. This tim
  11. hmmm interesting i do dip pretty fast i guess, i have 3 more pallets to do, i'll try to slow down. I am basically copying the tutorial video. But i think my problems are more to do with mixing paint. This may not make any sense, but when i look at the paint in my tub right before i swirl, the colors don't look independant enough.When you look at a pro swirl you can see that their paint looked identical on the water. i.e vibrant solid independant waves of color. Maby i need a bigger tub, I'm using a rubbermaid garbage tub, 22 inches high 19 inches in diam. W
  12. I appreciate feedback from anyone everyone,but particularly from those that have gone throught the process. I vastly underestimated the technique.Ya the concept is simple but......LOL I'm still at the stage of figuring out that i don't know anything!! *Bows Down to all pros* "i'm not worthy" On saturday I started another prepping batch.I went to local hobby store and bought the humbrol paints, man those tins are tiny!. The problem was they didn't have a good selection of colors(Mostly darker shades)I bought some metallic and gloss, of the blue red green and a really ugly yellow. This tim
  13. just curious to know what kinda paint you used for swirl? Im expirimenting right now, with a bunch of types.
  14. I appreciate feedback from anyone everyone,but particularly from those that have gone throught the process. I vastly underestimated the technique.Ya the concept is simple but......LOL I'm still at the stage of figuring out that i don't know anything!! *Bows Down to all pros* "i'm not worthy" On saturday I started another prepping batch.I went to local hobby store and bought the humbrol paints, man those tins are tiny!. The problem was they didn't have a good selection of colors(Mostly darker shades)I bought some metallic and gloss, of the blue red green and a really ugly yellow. This tim
  15. Sorry man, not that great..either too busy or and not bright enough, though i don't blame your skills..just the materials used. My tips: Use better paints, oil based paints (Humbrol model paint works well) Don't use black as a base coat. (Stick to light colours, such as pastel greens and whatnot.) Once you have done this, practice controlling your swirls, with a bit of practice you can get the paint to go where you want it and to do what you want it to do. I appreciate the feedback, I've only been at it for 7 days now, so im really posting to see if im on the right track.I defin
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