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  • Metal Flake T-Bird Project

    Just got my bud's Epi T-Bird today and I'm going to tear it down and do a really cool metal flake paint job on it. I am using Lil Roth Rattlebombs, I have high hopes for them.

    I'll keep this updated with pics as I go. Paint is a few days away still but I'll start some of the prep tonight.

    Best part is the name of the paint, Warm Beer Flake, it could be a sig color for it's owner.


    http://www.rothmetalflake.com/rattle...omb_flake.html

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  • #2
    Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

    awesome! love the color

    howd that show up here go?

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    • #3
      Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

      Show was great, we always have a blast up by you. How was the Lake?
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      • #4
        Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

        Nice color like to see the finished project!
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        • #5
          Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

          sanded today since the paint will be here in a few days. figured out a good trick to pull the ferrules out for the bridge posts. I was heating them up and they wouldn't come out so I put one of the posts in and used a hammer like I was pulling a nail, they came right out. filled some of the small dings with some fast glue and sanded them smooth, worked pretty well. very excited to get the paint going.

          I was mostly concerned about taking down the clear coat

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          • #6
            Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

            I can't wait to see it finished. That's the best color of metal flake in my opinion.

            Can you fine sand metal flake? Are you clear coating it? How does that work?
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            • #7
              Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

              it is 3 coats

              Base
              Flake
              Clear/Kandie

              So psyched to get this going
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              • #8
                Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                Originally posted by Gearjoneser View Post
                Can you fine sand metal flake? Are you clear coating it? How does that work?
                You can't sand the metal flake - they are aluminium with colour on them ,(don't ask how I know- touchy subject ),you have to bury them in more clear before any sanding and polishing
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                • #9
                  Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                  Here's a link to an article for how to spray flake on cars. The techniques are probably similar.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                    paint hit, hope to get some on tomorrow

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                    • #11
                      Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                      Will you paint any primer/filler with color?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                        Originally posted by ginormous View Post
                        Will you paint any primer/filler with color?
                        no just the basecoat. this guitar is the guinea pig so we'll see how it does. might not be a bad idea to use an auto primer/filler first but between trying to keep the finish from being too thick and being lazy I am hoping this works. so far it looks deadly, the pics don't do much, need to get a real camera






                        going to try and figure how to top some knobs with these beer caps, the old school Lip Service button is going to fill the input jack hole since we're putting in a trad firebird input jack (might use a Harley seat plug if it doesn't look right)
                        Last edited by Wattage; 08-16-2013, 06:48 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                          really could've used a second can of basecoat, hmm. hope I have enough flake

                          edit*** looks like I will have enough flake no sweat. did the top and the headstock***

                          Last edited by Wattage; 08-16-2013, 05:25 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                            That's really tasty. A few coats of clear, and that will be deep enough to swim in.
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                            Originally posted by Lewguitar
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                            • #15
                              Re: Metal Flake T-Bird Project

                              hoping so anyway.

                              not using the kandie topcoat, it makes the color a little too green-ish, just going with a clear
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