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    I'm about to start my first guitar and I had a question about paint..

    I'm doing a striped prpject right now and I started with Krylon, ran out so I switched to rustoleum and am in love with the rustoleum nozzle.

    Now for guitars I was going to use duplicolor lacquer because I read its the best as far as rattle cans go. Now heres my questions:

    Should I stick with the rusroleum because I like the nozle and what disadvatages does using an enamel give me?

    Anyone have experience with duplicolor nozzles? Do you like them?

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    I use Rustoleum all the time on my guitars. Never an issue I actually like it better than Krylon. I've never tried Duplicolor though.
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    Rustleum enamel will be good. It's not like enamels of old that were thick, gooey, and rarely cured hard enough. It more closely mimics what you could only achieve with a lacquer. Only thing....stay within the same brand/system. Duplicolor IS still an acrylic lacquer, so if you were to decide down the road you like the color or clear duplicolor or conversely Rustleum has...if you mix them, you'll have a huge mess on your hands because the chemicals react adversely. Usually it's when you topcoat with lacquer over enamel but depending how fresh the foundation coat is, it can still react.
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    In my experience, Duplicolor > Rustoleum > Krylon

    As far as spray cans go, Duplicolor seems to be about the best you can get, but I have not had any catastrophic issues with Rustoleum.

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    I did my '78 Franky with Duplicolor. It's a little more expensive than Krylon, but it cured very quickly and hasn't rubbed off at all since I painted it. I think I paid $7 or $8 a can, but since I could get between 3 and 5 coats on each can it was more than worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I did my '78 Franky with Duplicolor. It's a little more expensive than Krylon, but it cured very quickly and hasn't rubbed off at all since I painted it. I think I paid $7 or $8 a can, but since I could get between 3 and 5 coats on each can it was more than worth it.
    Yeah...It's durable as hell. Keep in mind, it's mean't to be tough as it's designed for use on cars which deal with the elements, washes with soap, etc. It's the last of the consumer grade paints that are still a lacquer simply because of it's more specialized intent of use. Krylon, for instance went to the enamel formula because of EPA mandate, and it's availability in many stores because it's an all purpose paint which has uses across the gamut. Furniture projects, arts and crafts etc. Duplicolor flows very well too.

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    Thanks for the replies, all this info is very helpful...

    As far as Duplicolor goes, can anyone give me an idea of the nozzle compared to Rustoleum, I know that may sound stupid, but I'm new to this and I just couldn't';t believe the difference ion how the paint went on between the Krylon and the Rustoleum, I think it was the nozzle but what do I know...

    Also let me know if this sounds right as far as steps go for painting and getting a decent finish

    1. Clean wood with Lighter fluid (Naphtha)
    2. Wipe with a tack cloth
    3. Sand to 220 Grit
    4. Clean with Naphtha
    5. Tack Cloth
    6. Sand to 400 grit
    7. Clean with Naphtha
    8. Tack Cloth
    9. Hit with Primer coat
    10. Sand
    11. Hit with Basecoats
    12. Tape up the guitar
    13. Hit with topcoats
    14. Wet sand
    15. Clear coat if desired
    16. Rubbing compound and buff


    Sorry for the long list, but I have been waiting to ask this for a while now
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    Sorry to bring this up late in the day- but I've had the same thing happen- a nozzle on a can feeds and sprays well but it's not the paint you wanted to use. If you're in luck you can change the nozzle around- so pull them off and swap them- it's worked for me a few times.
    Unfortunately, it's not always the nozzle though- it can have a lot to do with how the paint is thinned and the quality to begin with.
    Believe it or not one of the best ways to get a good non drip paint job is to do it with matt color.
    Matt is very forgiving and unless you totally dont know what you're doing its hard to get runs in it.
    After it's dry (24 hours for acrylic) you can color sand it with 1200 grade wet/dry paper then use cutting compound on it.
    Compound will leave 'swirl marks' in the finish so you have two choices- you can swamp the finish in polish which will fill the swirls temporarily. Or you can get hold of some mag/aluminium polish from an auto shop. I use Mothers- it's the best I've found. This is like jewelers rouge- it is such a fine cut that it will take the swirls out.
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    Anyone here have any experience with Hedrix paint?

 

 

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