Aztec Gold is a metallic tone used on guitars that offers a distinguished and striking appearance. This shade resembles antique gold and exudes a warm, attractive glow.
This colour was added to the Fender catalogue in 1983 as a custom colour in the Elite series (Japan 1983-1986).
From that date onwards it was used on several Fender Jazzmaster, Telecaster and Stratocaster series, such as the LINCOLN BREWSTER signature. It is a colour based on the legendary 1972 Buick GSX car.
Although it shares certain similarities with other metallic colours used on guitars, such as Goldtop and Aged Goldtop, Aztec Gold has unique characteristics that set it apart.
While the Goldtop shines with a bright gold tone, the Aztec Gold offers a less intense tone On the other hand, the Aged Goldtop is characterised by its aged gold tone that simulates natural wear and tear over time.
- We begin to apply the colour once the guitar has been fused with Nitorlack Primer..
- When we start the painting work, the pores must be closed and the grain must not be marked.
- Apply the product either by spray or spray gun to a distance of 25 cm.
- When applying we must follow a pattern of application, first horizontal and then vertical, applying the paint uniformly.
- Apply several coats, leaving 24 hours to dry between them and sanding between them to remove any remaining impurities.
- This work shall be completed when the surface is completely smooth and free of imperfections.
Frequently asked questions:
How many sprays do I need to varnish a guitar?
– If the surface is well covered and it is not your first painting project, you can do it with a spray can, although you will not apply many coats. However if you are not an expert we recommend using 2 sprays for an optimal finish.
What temperature should the guitar be at during and after the process?
– It is recommended to do it in a place where the temperature is between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. If the painting or varnishing process is carried out in very hot or cold conditions, the final result may not be good.
Where should I carry out the process?
A clean site will be essential, to prevent dirt or dust particles from adhering to the surface.
Is sanding between coats mandatory?
This is not something you should always do, but it is advisable in order to remove any imperfections left in the paint at the end of each coat, as well as any particles that may adhere.