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Slightly darker, slightly faded sea foam green?

Rotten

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I'm looking for a slightly darker sea foam green that looks like it was sprayed 40 years ago. Anyone have any thoughts on finding? Anyone by chance have any examples?
 

bluesoul

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Surf green is a little darker. And I agree MJT could do what you are wanting. Or you could get a Seafoam green body and shoot some amber tinted nitro over it until you get the look you are wanting.
No examples...I have an older Seafoam Stat but it does not show the aging that many do.
Check out some images...google Surf Green vs Seafoam fender. Surf might work for you.
I should ask...are you looking for an aged finish or just a color that you like?
 

Trebor Renkluaf

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Surf green is a little darker. And I agree MJT could do what you are wanting. Or you could get a Seafoam green body and shoot some amber tinted nitro over it until you get the look you are wanting.
No examples...I have an older Seafoam Stat but it does not show the aging that many do.
Check out some images...google Surf Green vs Seafoam fender. Surf might work for you.
I should ask...are you looking for an aged finish or just a color that you like?
Surf Green is lighter than Sea Foam green.
 

Trebor Renkluaf

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My experience is that surf green is a little lighter. I'm choosing a color for a new build. Not aged or relived, but I want it to look almost NOS, not as brilliant or in your face.
Yep. Surf Green is definitely the lighter of the two.
 

LTigh

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Surf Green is pretty light.


Sea Foam Green is a bit darker, or as someone more color-oriented once explained, it's got more blue in it, hence appears darker. Or something.


(I love them both.)
 

songtalk

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Love and own both. Surf is pale creamy green. Seafoam is pale creamy green with some blue in it. I've made both colors myself. The best bet for "aging" any color is using already tinted clear coat. Go slowly though! It's powerful stuff and many find they only need one or two tinted coats for the right look. The rest of the clearcoat just good old clear. Also, over time, it will continue to darken past its original darkness.

Hope that helps.
 
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Not sure if it will appeal to you or not, but a similar color that's a little different from surf green or seafoam green is the color on Gretsch Anniversary model. I believe the color is called smoke green. I used this color on a refin on a vintage DuoSonic and it came out well matched with a parchment pickguard. I'd post a pic but my work computer blocks the site where the images are stored.

https://www.google.com/search?q=smo...ved=0ahUKEwjZ2bHOjZfRAhXCMGMKHZhXDyEQ_AUIBigB
 






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