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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    It’s very orange looking but in the end it really isn’t.
    the actual color is sunset orange and its an old schwinn paint they used back at Kramer. Paul Unkert gave me a can of the stuff a few years ago. If you want to re create the guitar use duplicator Chevy orange red. Its a dead on match.

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    awesome awesome job bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    the actual color is sunset orange and its an old schwinn paint they used back at Kramer. Paul Unkert gave me a can of the stuff a few years ago. If you want to re create the guitar use duplicator Chevy orange red. Its a dead on match.

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    Yes sir that is what I did.

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    Yup, same paint Iím using too.

    Hereís where Iím at right now. The first 5 is just barely hanging on there, it got ripped during some relic work. Those are second attempts at both the forearm wear and the lower horn wear. The forearm section just keeps giving me trouble - Iíve had different problems during each attempt.

    Between how frustrating those two sections have been and a few other areas Iím disappointed in Iím straight up considering starting completely over right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Yup, same paint Iím using too.

    Hereís where Iím at right now. The first 5 is just barely hanging on there, it got ripped during some relic work. Those are second attempts at both the forearm wear and the lower horn wear. The forearm section just keeps giving me trouble - Iíve had different problems during each attempt.

    Between how frustrating those two sections have been and a few other areas Iím disappointed in Iím straight up considering starting completely over right now.

    I am sorry to hear that I was gonna tell you how good I thought it looked. But I totally know that feeling. I restarted my Bee after it was pretty much done because I just didnít like the way some of the lines turned out. It came out 100 times better the second time so it was worth it.
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    Thanks Brett. If I can salvage the forearm area I may keep this pass. If not then starting over is probably best.

    I started my frankenstrat over during the black/white phase. Came out much better on second pass too. But that was before all the work of striping for red of course.


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    Well if you can make it work it does look nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Yup, same paint Iím using too.

    Hereís where Iím at right now. The first 5 is just barely hanging on there, it got ripped during some relic work. Those are second attempts at both the forearm wear and the lower horn wear. The forearm section just keeps giving me trouble - Iíve had different problems during each attempt.

    Between how frustrating those two sections have been and a few other areas Iím disappointed in Iím straight up considering starting completely over right now.

    Looks Great Jedi!

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    Thanks! Hereís how it looks today though.


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    Thanks! Here’s how it looks today though.

    Let me guess, you're starting over?
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    That is such a sweet body. I need to start a 5150 Project guitar (or maybe a 1984). You guys are inspiring me to get started.

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    Yeah...there were just too many little things bugging me about it. Mostly the fact that both patched and redone areas were pretty obvious in person. That would always bug me.

    I want to reach a point where Iím as happy with this as I am with my Frankenstrat. Iím really satisfied with where I got that guitar.

    I learned a lot from this first pass. If I can build upon and improve where I was before then I think I think I can reach that point.

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