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BY Bg
#783389
olympic white is an awesome color, once its yellowed its even better! My favourite colour for a strat :) And even the neck of my fernandes is olympic white - so much win!
BY Molly
#783391
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Molly wrote:
bender wrote:
Oh, I see. Well... I suppose that's OK then. Olympic white is a pretty great colour choice.


Wondered if I flat it back a bit then put a thin Olympic White on there would I get a true Shell Pink. Probably look shit, eh?


You could try sticking it under a UV lamp for a few weeks--that might do it.


I wonder...

http://www.tdpri.com/threads/how-to-ach ... es.318518/

Bg wrote:olympic white is an awesome color, once its yellowed its even better! My favourite colour for a strat :) And even the neck of my fernandes is olympic white - so much win!


Agreed. Looks great once it's aged a bit.
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BY Bg
#783394
thats what suprised me about the fernandes, spent the majority of its 31 years in a case, but still yellowed a little :)
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BY olegmcnoleg
#783401
There is no doubt in my mind that faded white strats rule, but after seeing that relic picture of the shell pink one, I have been scanning the MJT listings on eBay to find one like it.

I think the UV lamp works. Older style paints and lacquers should fade to yellow with strong exposure. There is just a small danger that if you leave it there for too long the colour will turn to Trump Orange :-)
BY Molly
#783402
olegmcnoleg wrote:There is no doubt in my mind that faded white strats rule, but after seeing that relic picture of the shell pink one, I have been scanning the MJT listings on eBay to find one like it.

I think the UV lamp works. Older style paints and lacquers should fade to yellow with strong exposure. There is just a small danger that if you leave it there for too long the colour will turn to Trump Orange :-)


This guy suggests a 300w tanning bulb is the way to go. I might get a bit of colour myself in the process.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/for ... p?t=286358
BY Molly
#784158
Thought I'd try a stain to bring out the checking. Still undecided about keeping the finish at all so nothing lost by playing with it.

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BY Bg
#784159
really not sure about the colour, but personal preference eh.
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BY Slowy
#784170
Molly wrote:
Bg wrote:really not sure about the colour, but personal preference eh.


Trying to fade it back but so far without success.

I could live with that. What stain did you use, Molly?
BY Molly
#784173
Slowy wrote:
Molly wrote:
Bg wrote:really not sure about the colour, but personal preference eh.


Trying to fade it back but so far without success.

I could live with that. What stain did you use, Molly?


An oak wood stain that bloody stinks. Don't have the original container but can look up the brand if y'want.
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BY Slowy
#784174
Molly wrote:
Slowy wrote:
Molly wrote:
Trying to fade it back but so far without success.

I could live with that. What stain did you use, Molly?


An oak wood stain that bloody stinks. Don't have the original container but can look up the brand if y'want.

Would appreciate that, thanks.
BY Molly
#784183
Slowy wrote:
Molly wrote:
Slowy wrote:I could live with that. What stain did you use, Molly?


An oak wood stain that bloody stinks. Don't have the original container but can look up the brand if y'want.

Would appreciate that, thanks.


https://www.bunnings.co.nz/feast-watson ... _p01520066

I put a tiny bit on a smooth cloth (so it goes on evenly) and rubbed like ewt.

I've an article somewhere here that I scanned to pdf. A guy makes his Tele nitro crack with heat / cooling then rubs the oak stain in to accentuate the cracks. Anyway, that's what I did. If I could just fade it down it'd save me stripping and painting it.
BY kwhelan
#784216
move to Hawkes Bay, everything fades Its one of the only places in the world where they won't guarantee outdoor furniture because it can't take it
BY Molly
#784218
kwhelan wrote:move to Hawkes Bay, everything fades Its one of the only places in the world where they won't guarantee outdoor furniture because it can't take it


I could leave it hangin' in a greenhouse type thing for a full summer. That'd do the trick.
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BY olegmcnoleg
#784240
Molly wrote:
kwhelan wrote:move to Hawkes Bay, everything fades Its one of the only places in the world where they won't guarantee outdoor furniture because it can't take it


I could leave it hangin' in a greenhouse type thing for a full summer. That'd do the trick.


A geezer like you does not have his own tanning bed??? Surely not...

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