Who does a good sparkle/metal flake?

Mr. E.

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Kinda looking around for a custom painter who does good sparkle/metal flake finishes. Any suggestions? Been listening to a lot of James Wilsey lately; gave me the itch to doll up an old guitar or two ;)

Thanks!
 

Shiny McShine

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I'm interested in this one too! I want a Jazzmaster in a some sort of metal flake that makes me think 60's surf. My friend has a purple one. I want blue, orange, or maybe silver.
 

cmatthes

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Stike at ROWYCO Kustoms does great work and is a great guy to boot:

www.rowycokustoms.com

Check out the Gallery for some inspiring finishes.

Here's some flaky things he's done that have come home with me:




 

Shiny McShine

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That purple is Jazz Master is what I'm talking about.

That's a grainy metalflake but I'll bet that under the lights and on a stage, it's more subdued (given that everything washes out and tones down under hot lights). I think it's probably what's needed for a live guitar.

shg, yes, they're intense but in the right context, they'd work.
 
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cmatthes

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Pics don't really do these justice. Outdoor shots would blind you though.

Marty Bell does great work as well, but can't shoot Nitro, if that's your thing - Stike does. I've had something done by Marty, and it came out beautifully, so no complaints, but I've known Stike a long time and he's also a TGP member, so that's the "go-to" route for me.
 

carbz

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I had a local guy spray a rainbow flake for me on a guitar. The flake was from HOC. It was the fine grade flake. Came out pretty dam good. I actually painted the base coat black then he sprayed the flake and clearcoat. I watched him do it and it honestly didn't seem that difficult. It looks like Marty Bell does some sick ass finihes.
 

Eric Pykala

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Cool thread and thanks for the links! I was looking to get a Les Paul top done in silver 'flake, and now I know where to send it.
 




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