#1
i'm about to get a telemaster body and am wanting to give it a goldtop finish, is the process complicated at all?

i guess i just smooth the wood with 320 grit, and since its alder i skip the grain filling and primer then paint on the goldtop?

how do most people paint on a goldtop? i don't have a spray gun soi can't use that.
#3
Unless you've got your heart set on a Nitro laquer finish... Duplicolor Is your friend..

buy the Primer, base and clear coats... Easy to use, easy to finish up..

Best Rattle can paint job out there in my opinion..
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#4
would i still sand and such like if i used nitro?


and i actually want the color to stay the same for as long as possible, so nitro is kinda out.
#5
Quote by Ashe_Mc
would i still sand and such like if i used nitro?


and i actually want the color to stay the same for as long as possible, so nitro is kinda out.

The better it looks without paint, the better it's going to look with paint..

Make it smooth and straight..
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#6
thanks


and now i need help. i'm using rust-oleum products, and i have the charcoal primer, clear coat lacquer, and goldtop-esque cans. but i can tell its not going to be as "sparkly" as i want? how do i make it more sparkly? i want it to be like this:

#7
I know there's lots of textured spray cans out there. Maybe you can find one that has the finish affect you're looking for? My only thought otherwise is maybe you could find some yellow glitter or something and throw it in as you put on the gold? Even if that would work it'd probably take a ton of clear....
*insert witty statement here*
#8
yeah, i emailed rustoleum and krylon to see what product/mix of products they would recommend.


thanks
#9
Krylon Gold Glitter? I don't think that flakes any bigger than that come in a can, they're too hard to aerosolize.
Valspar makes something that's shinier and looks closer to the actual metal, if that's what you were going for. Did you mean sparkle size, or just overall shininess?

http://www.krylon.com/products/glitter_blast/

http://www.krylon.com/products/glitter_spray/

http://www.wayfair.com/Valspar-12-Oz-Gold-Metal-Spray-Paint-465-66000-SP-465-66000-SP-ZLP1496.html?refid=FR49-ZLP1496
#15
although i don't think you were wrong C_hart. i think some of the reissues did use a fine gold powder.
#16
thats cool to know i'm trying to go for a sparkly and warmer version though, so i don't think i'll use bronze powdering. the green tint is just about the only thing that turns me away from TRUE goldtops.