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Mick Reid
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Apr 13th, 2019 12:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

How many millilitres (or fluid oz for you US citizens) of paint would you expect to use for a typical strat/tele guitar? (I'm talking about a single colour)

Lets assume 2 coats primer; 2 coats colour; 4 coats clear. (and 3-4 coats (?) of clear on the neck)

My reason for asking is I don't want to fill the 600 ml cup of my gravity feed spray gun with 500 ml of paint, if 100 ml is plenty.
I'll be using acrylic lacquers.

I'm sure there are a number of variables that may effect ones answer, but I'm just looking for a starting point/ball park.


This next project will be my first using the spray gear. It's been over 30 years since I used a spray gun and I didn't do it much, so I'm basically starting from scratch.

I'll be doing a lot of testing/practice pieces before the guitar, so the dog better look out!

Thanks for any input.


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Apr 13th, 2019 05:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry man, I use an airbrush w/ a 2oz glass jar and I'm probably quite intoxicated from the fumes. All I know is that I fill it back up a lot.

Mick Reid
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Apr 13th, 2019 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hah! Thanks wrench!

My question may very well be like “How long is a piece of string?”

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Leftee
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Apr 13th, 2019 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

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This long

Peegoo
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Apr 13th, 2019 07:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

When I used an HVLP system, I typically used 4 oz. (~120 ml) of finish for a single coat of nitro on a solid body.

You can go heavier with nitro because it flashes off faster than polys and enamels.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 02:26 PM, Apr 13th, 2019)

Mick Reid
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Apr 13th, 2019 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks P.

That gives me something to work off of.
I was unable to find any approximate guides for quantities doing a web search, so that is a good starting point.

Also a good tip re: nitro vs acrylic.


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