[DIY] Cream Plastics

Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by Thiago, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Thiago

    Thiago Senior Member

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    Hey you all!

    I decided I should give it a try and paint my Tribute 60's plastics to make it look more like a vintage instrument. The plastics, as most everybody knows, are kind of pink, not giving the guitar a, let's say, "correct" look.

    Here's how they look originally:
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    Here's a pic I've found on Google comparing three types of modern covers:
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    And here's the final results of some layers of cream spray paint and some wet sanding:
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    Now I'm considering doing a light ageing on them. Any of you have already in mind a cool thread on that? I'd be very thankful! I'm gonna search for it anyways!

    What I have in mind is using coffee or tea and maybe some grease...

    Cheers!
     
  2. Thiago

    Thiago Senior Member

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    By the way I want to go for something like this:

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  3. BrendaEM

    BrendaEM Junior Member

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    This is funny: I read this thread the other day... When I was at the coffee shop this morning, I noticed that the plastic buckets they store coffee in after it was roasted was stained a deep umber brown tint that permeated the bucket. It looks like the oils from the coffee can go right into the plastic.

    I got me wondering if strong coffee could be used to dye cream plastics : )

    In would be an interesting experiment, to try soaking a scrap piece of plastic in warm strong coffee.
     
  4. bubba steen

    bubba steen Senior Member

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    yes, soaking it in coffee works, but I don't think that it has to be hot, think it can be cold too.
     

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