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    Default Schwinn paint? Lacquer or Enamel? Reranch? Clear?

    I've been up in the air about what brand/type and color paint to use on my Frankenstein replica. I've heard Reranch Dakota Red (nitrocellulose laquer) is a little darker than the real deal. What about the Fiesta Red? Today I saw Schwinn red acrylic enamel on ebay. This same guy has a Schwinn black, and true ivory. Any suggestions for all 3 colors? How about the light blue? I know whatever I choose, I want it all to be from the same supplier. Is clear used? From the pictures I've seen, even as beat up as it is, some areas on the body appear very shiny.
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    If you wanna go the rattle can rout, (which is totally cool on a reliced Frankenstrat) Look into Dupicolor. Real durable and the color, Super Red II is close. But look for yourself. There is a ton of different opinions on the red. I say, unless you got the real deal on your lap. you dont really know. By the time your done relicin, knowone will notice.
    The "shiny" parts are only on the surfaces where you would have arm and belly friction. A very vital part of your relic. Dull the whole thing up, gently, with some steel wool. Then rub on some Maquires on the arm and belly cuts. Gives it that authentic "rubbed shiny" look.
    There. That's a trade secret of the month for ya.
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    I use the small Car Paint from duplicolor...dries well..and colors are dead on since you can pick from about 30 different reds available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    If you wanna go the rattle can rout, (which is totally cool on a reliced Frankenstrat) Look into Dupicolor. Real durable and the color, Super Red II is close. But look for yourself. There is a ton of different opinions on the red. I say, unless you got the real deal on your lap. you dont really know. By the time your done relicin, knowone will notice.
    The "shiny" parts are only on the surfaces where you would have arm and belly friction. A very vital part of your relic. Dull the whole thing up, gently, with some steel wool. Then rub on some Maquires on the arm and belly cuts. Gives it that authentic "rubbed shiny" look.
    There. That's a trade secret of the month for ya.
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    I like 3M Finesse-It II, myself for such operations of "rubbed shiny". It is a little more expensive and available in fewer places, but it give fabulous results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyman View Post
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    I like 3M Finesse-It II, myself for such operations of "rubbed shiny". It is a little more expensive and available in fewer places, but it give fabulous results.
    Yep. that stuff works great also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by al3d View Post
    I use the small Car Paint from duplicolor...dries well..and colors are dead on since you can pick from about 30 different reds available.
    What colors did you use for your replicas? I think you told me before, but I can't find the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    If you wanna go the rattle can rout, (which is totally cool on a reliced Frankenstrat) Look into Dupicolor. Real durable and the color, Super Red II is close. But look for yourself. There is a ton of different opinions on the red. I say, unless you got the real deal on your lap. you dont really know. By the time your done relicin, knowone will notice.
    The "shiny" parts are only on the surfaces where you would have arm and belly friction. A very vital part of your relic. Dull the whole thing up, gently, with some steel wool. Then rub on some Maquires on the arm and belly cuts. Gives it that authentic "rubbed shiny" look.
    There. That's a trade secret of the month for ya.
    Hey Ron, thanks for the tip on the proper rattle cans...I'm gonna re-do my previous Franky and was wondering which Duplicolor red was best...I'll try to find the Super Red II...I assume I would use a semi-flat black and semi-gloss white as well? If anyone can verify, that would be great...
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    Using gloss is what ya want. Remember, ya gotta paint it like Ed did.
    Ya just gotta "dull" it up yourself.
    Big Al is right. The Import colors from Duplicolor has the best selection.
    Just look at all the reds. Once you compare, the right choice is easy.
    I'll always stick with my statement that unless you have the Real Deal on your lap, you wont know the true color red.
    I wouldn't even trust that Fender to be dead on.
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    Hey, Ron, thanks for your advice....it sounds like the best option is to paint it glossy, then use a fine steel wool (I would think 0000) to dull the paint, and then use Finesse-It (Which I have) to shine certain parts of the body...that's what it sounds to me, anyway...thanks again for taking the time to help, its appreciated.
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    Yep. Sounds like you got it down.
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    Hey Ron, thanks for the tips...I'll let you know how it turns out...unfortunately, because of the weather here and being busy, it'll probably be another month before I can pit it all together...
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    Cool.
    Keep us posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyman View Post

    I like 3M Finesse-It II, myself for such operations of "rubbed shiny". It is a little more expensive and available in fewer places, but it give fabulous results.
    Yep. Also works well for final buffing of clear coats on non-reliced finishing.
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