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    Refinishing my old Luke In Dargie Delight Green

    Hi there ,

    This is probably the most sucessfull project i have done with a guitar. My old Luke had some cracks in the neck joint clear coat, and some dings in the paint. So i decided to refinish it in the color Luke used to have in 2007 in the Falling in Between tour. Quite a striking Green goldish color, the dargie delight.

    Color was un-findable in most car shops, and the ones that tried doing this color, including one post i saw here, wasn't 100%, so i had someone at Musicman giving me the mixing ratios for the color to be right - and i promised by the way not to tell the ratios

    So here is the final, shot it yesterday, and then clear coated today.

    Tell Me what you think.







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    Nice it looks more chrome-ish green to me, but nice job none the less.

    You might get yourself in trouble with the Dargie Delight logo, though. Good luck there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Nice it looks more chrome-ish green to me, but nice job none the less.

    You might get yourself in trouble with the Dargie Delight logo, though. Good luck there.

    Glenn |B)
    That really has to do with Iphone pictures, i did have to adjust the filters and the colors are not 100%, but i respected the ratio so it should be the same.
    For the logo, i don't plan to resell it, so for personal use it should be fine, same as people who put fender logos on non fender i guess...

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    Looks fabulous! Did you shoot it yourself?
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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    Looks fabulous! Did you shoot it yourself?
    Thanks I prepped it but i let a professional shoot it, way better with a paint booth.

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    That looks amazing!

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    Wow, that's very cool and it looks like an excellent refinishing job.
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    Excellent job on the color, but I'm most impressed with the logo recreations!

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    No doubt, Kevin. The logo is solid. The paint job is wicked too. Well done.
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    Wow! What a great paint job! Show us what it looks like all put together!
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