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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:53 pm 
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wonder if anybody can shed some light on the paint on this body,it has to be new old stock as it doesnt have all its cavity,pups,strap button,holes drilled.

i can tell if its a factory hot pink and somebody spray the center silver?? or it was supposed to finished in silver? its all smooth to the touch,and almost feels finished to the touch.

thx for any and all opinion's.

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i guess what im asking is,shld i keep orignal hot pink after i repair the few dents and scratches here and there,or fix the body stuff and finish it in silver,was that a factory color??

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Hot pink was deffo a factory colour :thumbs

Silver..........not :nono

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:15 pm 
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wizball wrote:
Hot pink was deffo a factory colour :thumbs

Silver..........not :nono


Thx wizball ill go back to orginal color,any idea on exactly what the color is called?? i mean is it just hot pink or ?

and were wld u send this body to have it painted like factory finish?

thx

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Hard to tell what is going on there. If it originally was solid pink and somebody did a home-spray over the thick factory clear coat, then theoretically you should be able to remove the silver either chemically (e.g., graffiti remover) or by sanding, then with rubbing and polishing compounds you should be able to buff it back to a factory gloss. It takes a bit of skill plus the cost of several different bottles of compound, but it's not rocket science.

But again, hard to tell what is going on there. If you have access to one, I would take it to a local luthier and see if s/he can tell what is going on with it. That person might be able to restore it if the silver is over the factory clear. Even if you had to pay somebody else to remove the silver and buff it out, it's still probably cheaper than a quality fresh paint job.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:56 pm 
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LhKramerLunatic wrote:
wizball wrote:
Hot pink was deffo a factory colour :thumbs

Silver..........not :nono


Thx wizball ill go back to orginal color,any idea on exactly what the color is called?? i mean is it just hot pink or ?

and were wld u send this body to have it painted like factory finish?

thx


You need to make contact with "Heinz" on here, he's a brilliant painter, he will sort you out :thumbs

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:40 pm 
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wizball wrote:
LhKramerLunatic wrote:
wizball wrote:
Hot pink was deffo a factory colour :thumbs

Silver..........not :nono


Thx wizball ill go back to orginal color,any idea on exactly what the color is called?? i mean is it just hot pink or ?

and were wld u send this body to have it painted like factory finish?

thx


You need to make contact with "Heinz" on here, he's a brilliant painter, he will sort you out :thumbs


thx wizball!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:28 am 
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I'd carefully try some nitro thinner on that silver (in the pup cavity with a q-tip or such), the original polyester should not be affected by it.


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