Spraying the Blues

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by surf green, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    I'll add mine to the growing list of canned blue Teles. Rustoleum Gloss Spa Blue, no clear coat, just wet sanding.

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  2. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Great job! That color looks like a pretty close match to Fender Maui Blue. Good to know! That was a factory color for a limited range of guitars. Here's my Fender MIK Squier Series.

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  3. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    Update on Rustoleum paint job: let dry for about a week and decided to pass on clear coat. Surface had little to no surface dust or paint specs. Rather than wet sand or buff with steel wool, I used Meguiars Mirror Glaze 2 -fine cut cleaner. Using an application pad, and with a circular motion, rubbed out the paint by hand and buffed with a microfiber cloth. With minimum paint residue removed, the satin finish turned out smoooooth with a slight sheen. If you're looking for a quick, minimum prep, low $, non-gloss paint job, I gotta say this was the easiest way to get a "factory quality" finish that I've found to date. DSCN2797.JPG
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  4. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Meister

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    Very nice work!

    I was concerned that if I used Meguiars products I might end up with a glossier finish. It looks like the "fine cut" does the job. Anything finer might bring out too much sheen.
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  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Looks pretty nice Steve ! Congrats !
    surf green likes this.
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