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  • Fender Colors!

    Pretty cool, huh?
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    “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

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    Excellent!!!

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      Well, Fender's colored finishes all started as DuPont automotive finishes. One of the guys in my car club bought his '61 Studebaker Hawk new when he graduated high school. It's still the stock color. Studebaker called it Flamingo Coral. It's actually Fender's Fiesta Red.

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gTj9GBZQUZM/maxresdefault.jpg
      aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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        Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
        Well, Fender's colored finishes all started as DuPont automotive finishes. One of the guys in my car club bought his '61 Studebaker Hawk new when he graduated high school. It's still the stock color. Studebaker called it Flamingo Coral. It's actually Fender's Fiesta Red.

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gTj9GBZQUZM/maxresdefault.jpg
        Yes back when auto paints were gorgeous and didn't look like plastic nail polish, but would destroy your nervous system

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          Yes back when auto paints were gorgeous and didn't look like plastic nail polish, but would destroy your nervous system
          If you didn't drink it, and wore the proper mask while spraying - it was fine. I mean.... I still use it after 40 years.
          aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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            Always loved that about the old Fenders.

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              I wish they would be as groundbreaking today with color as they were back then. Gibson was so stuffy with their designs, and Fender came along and captured the imagination of young musicians then. We need another revolution in color today.
              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                Don't forget that in all the craze about "nitro" these days, it is actually the incorrect material for a lot of Fender finishes. Fender metallics (including the base coats for Candy Apple Red) and Oly White were acrylic lacquers with nitro clear coats. Fender non-metallics, and Sherwood Green, were nitro all the way through.
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                  There is no difference in the way acrylic or nitro lacquers are applied, or how they look when they dry. They act the same in each case. They just aren't chemically identical. You can interchange them, basically. I've shot both, but I haven't shot real nitrocellulose since the 80's.
                  aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                    We need another revolution in color today.
                    Well, what are you looking for that you can't find today?
                    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                      Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                      There is no difference in the way acrylic or nitro lacquers are applied, or how they look when they dry. They act the same in each case. They just aren't chemically identical. You can interchange them, basically. I've shot both, but I haven't shot real nitrocellulose since the 80's.
                      Agree -you can interchange them and in my experience you can layer them. I've use ReRanch rattle can nitro and topped it with acrylic clear lacquer from HD with no difference in application technique or bonding / compatibility issues

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                        Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                        Well, what are you looking for that you can't find today?
                        Haven't seen too much in black orchid of late.

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                          Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                          Well, what are you looking for that you can't find today?
                          Pearlescent lavender.
                          I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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                            Originally posted by TMD View Post
                            Pearlescent lavender.
                            What now?





                            First is a MIM Classic 60’s series, the second is squier!
                            Oh no.....


                            Oh Yeah!

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                              The second one is more of a mauve, while the first one looks white on my monitor.

                              Sorry; everyone's a critic.
                              I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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