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Cellulose Guitar Paint (Metallic)

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   Only ships to UK and Europe. Most colours ship within 24 hours, some are made to order.

Product Description

Metallic cellulose paint as used on vintage guitars from the 50s onwards. This is a restoration grade cellulose paint suitable for both repairs and for new-build instruments where a vintage style finish is desired.

The range of colours available includes many which have been carefully matched to vintage originals. Please be aware that manufacturers have changed colours over the years, and paint can discolour with age, so there is no guarantee that this paint will be a precise match for your instrument. As such, when using for restoration work test on a sample beforehand and adjust as required (this can be mixed with cellulose paint and nitrocellulose lacquer to change its colour).

Metallic cellulose paint is considered a base coat and as such should have a clear coat applied over the top once finished and before polishing.

Available in 60ml Touchup Pots, 400ml Aerosols, 250ml Bottles, and 1 litre Bottles.

Colour Notes
Blue (Daytona) Dark metallic blue.
Blue (Lake Placid) Lake Placid Blue, based on the original paint formula. Vintage originals can look greener than this, as the yellowed clear coat on top changes the shade. A similar effect can be achieved by using R&F Lightest Brown or R&F Weakest Amber Nitrocellulose Lacquer on top.
Blue (Pelham) Pelham Blue, based on the original paint formula. Vintage originals can look greener than this, as the yellowed clear coat on top changes the shade. A similar effect can be achieved by using R&F Lightest Brown or R&F Weakest Amber Nitrocellulose Lacquer on top.
Burgundy Mist A Burgundy Mist colour, erring on the darker side. Mix with Inca Silver (if using neat lacquer, before spraying) to lighten.
Charcoal Frost Subtly metallic dark metallic charcoal colour.
Dark Cola Dark brown/red cola colour.
Gold (Aztec)  
Gold (Shoreline)  
Gold Top (Modern) This modern version is yellower than the vintage.
Gold Top (Vintage) This vintage version has a slight green tinge to it.
Green (Lime Pearl) Bright, zingly lime pearl. Pearl effects are very subtle metallics, giving a gentle shimmer instead of glittery sparkle.
Green (Sherwood)  
Heather  
Magenta Bright pearly magenta. Pearl effects are very subtle metallics, giving a gentle shimmer instead of glittery sparkle.
Red (Candy Apple 1-Part - Dark) This is a one-part alternative to the traditional way of making the Candy Apple finish (see-through red over a silver base coat).
Red (Candy Apple 1-Part - Light) This is a one-part alternative to the traditional way of making the Candy Apple finish (see-through red over a silver base coat).
Silver (Inca)  
Turquoise (Ocean)  

Product Reviews

  1. Wow

    Posted by Erhard on 8th Jul 2017

    Very very good colour. Good finish!!!

  2. Lake Placid Blue

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Feb 2017

    The Lake Placid Blue I didn't know what to expect, as computer screens and printers differ widely.
    I'm no expert and this was my first attempt at a metallic finish to my Fender bass.
    The blue is not pale and silvery at all like the Pelham - which I half expected from looking at other websites.
    It's close to the chart as displayed on my computer but not so much my printer.
    Bright but with a decent amount of blue and definitely metallic.
    Can't compare it to any other suppliers but I can't imagine them being any better.
    Very good customer support from Simon too!

  3. Light Pelham Blue

    Posted by Gavin@Andertons on 3rd Aug 2016

    Good quality product and you could probably just about colour-coat a body with the contents of the 50ml touch up bottle once it's thinned to spray consistency. The blue is a bit deeper and richer than the factory finish on the 2015 Gibson I repaired but this is a difficult colour to match and it's as close as anything else I've had 'off-the'shelf'

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