Duplicolor Thread

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Duplicolor Thread

Post by Danley » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:00 pm

Well, I like using it - enough I’m posting my most recent example below pre-clearcoat, such is my excitement. Great, easy stuff vs. nitro.

Figured a lot have used it - feel free and post yours here as inspiration to others, make sure to name your color! :)

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:33 am

That guitar is sick as fuck

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by kdanie » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:33 am

I like Duplicolor in spray cans and in quarts. There are other sources for acrylic lacquer too but that would be in another thread.

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Medium Metallic Blue

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Medium Metallic Blue with 6 coats of clear with a little black mixed in (candy black).

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Light metallic blue

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I don't remember which red this is:

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Just plain black w/clear on the back of this one:

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by Danley » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:29 am

Wow - it’s pretty amazing the Medium Metallic Blue goes from electric to more subdued, between those first two guitars (let alone the shadow/clear one.) Was there a difference in finishing technique with the first two met blues?
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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by niksureal » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 am

i have done too many projects with dupli color to count but these are the ones ive kept. for the time being.

indigo metallic
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bahama blue
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turquoise metallic (ive done a million this colour but can never remember. also impossible to photograph)
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medium wedgewood
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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by Zork » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:27 am

niksureal wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 am
medium wedgewood
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Oh wow! This is really, really great! :-*

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by kdanie » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:17 pm

Danley wrote:
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Wow - it’s pretty amazing the Medium Metallic Blue goes from electric to more subdued, between those first two guitars (let alone the shadow/clear one.) Was there a difference in finishing technique with the first two met blues?
Many years ago, different primer probably, light grey vs dark grey. Maybe more coats too. Vastly different light & different cameras too. That is one of my favorite blues.

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by mbene085 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:03 pm

Taking absolutely ZERO credit for the work or photos (OSG's resident vintage offset necromancer will did all this), but the Duplicolor Universal Black Metallic (#0090) on my '65 D&B Jaguar does a pretty good stand-in for CFM, though I appreciate it for doing its own thing:

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by epizootics » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:18 pm

Dang, every single one of those guitars looks amazing...Makes me wish I knew how to use paint properly :) D'y'all mostly use spraying equipment or rattle cans?
niksureal wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 am
i have done too many projects with dupli color to count but these are the ones ive kept. for the time being.

indigo metallic
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bahama blue
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turquoise metallic (ive done a million this colour but can never remember. also impossible to photograph)
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medium wedgewood
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There's no smilie that drools hard enough to describe my reaction to those :? :) Really, really cool stuff.

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by kdanie » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:46 am

I use Duplicolor cans for color, they have the best selection of colors & spray gun for clear if I feel like dragging it all out & cleaning it after I'm done. It takes at least 3 spray cans of clear to get a decent finish. A spray gun can put it on thicker/quicker & more evenly. It's possible to get acrylic lacquer in cool colors in quarts but it's expensive. I found a place that sells automotive quality acrylic lacquer in spray cans and you can get nearly any color code such as this '65 Pontiac Iris mist:

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by ThePearDream » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:49 am

Avignon Blue Metallic
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Bright Platinum Metallic
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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by HNB » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:19 pm

I love Duplicolor perfect match stuff. It sprays well and dries fast. Pretty much every guitar I have ever painted was done with Duplicolor. I have had bad results with their clear not drying well and being gummy but I have also had some problems occasionally with other clears. Their color paint has never given me any issues.

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by N0_Camping4U » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:24 am

Zork wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:27 am
niksureal wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 am
medium wedgewood
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Oh wow! This is really, really great! :-*

This looks like Charcoal Frost! I'd love to see what would happen if you hit it with some tinted clear coat to green it a little bit...
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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by Kwyjibo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:03 am

Danley wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Well, I like using it - enough I’m posting my most recent example below pre-clearcoat, such is my excitement. Great, easy stuff vs. nitro.

Figured a lot have used it - feel free and post yours here as inspiration to others, make sure to name your color! :)

Orange Mist - in progress

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Ooold pic of my first Orange Mist:

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looks great, good work. painting...well...is really tough and tedious. I've yet to put in the necessary time and effort to get it down

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Re: Duplicolor Thread

Post by Kwyjibo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:04 am

ThePearDream wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:49 am
Avignon Blue Metallic
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Bright Platinum Metallic
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holy moly both are just :?

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