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  Topic: Preferred tools to make the belly and forearm carve?
69formula

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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:21 pm   Subject: Preferred tools to make the belly and forearm carve?
I use a hand held belt sander with a fine grit belt...making sure to keep it as parallel to the grain lines as possible. I finish up by block sanding. Quick and easy.
  Topic: Stompbox finishes
69formula

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:11 pm   Subject: Stompbox finishes
Automotive clear urethane over a base color is plenty tough. Put it right over your decals and labels too if you like. If you don't like the big shine, mist on some satin or matte clear after it dri ...
  Topic: turquoise dye/paint
69formula

Replies: 16
Views: 300

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:16 pm   Subject: turquoise dye/paint
Are you wanting to be able to see the wood grain through the finish?
  Topic: turquoise dye/paint
69formula

Replies: 16
Views: 300

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:49 am   Subject: turquoise dye/paint
This looks pretty close. Pretty cheap, water soluble.

[url=https://www.woodcraft.com/products/homestead-transfast-dye-powder-accent-color-turquoise-blue?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0POL_aGo2QIVS7jACh0obgWME ...
  Topic: Bass neck construction advice needed
69formula

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:23 am   Subject: Bass neck construction advice needed
Carving the neck and adding the strings will likely change it a great deal. Personally, I wouldn't crank too hard on the truss rod until I carved the neck.
  Topic: Bass neck construction advice needed
69formula

Replies: 6
Views: 213

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:39 am   Subject: Bass neck construction advice needed
I'd finish the process. I'm betting it will turn out fine.
  Topic: Color over black?
69formula

Replies: 4
Views: 202

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:07 pm   Subject: Color over black?
I once painted an black Epiphone bass burgundy. I didn't prime it at all. Just scuffed the black and painted it. I used single stage automotive acrylic enamel with hardener. I didn't seem like it ...
  Topic: Ricky bass homage to the Beatles and the Summer of Love
69formula

Replies: 13
Views: 785

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:39 pm   Subject: Ricky bass homage to the Beatles and the Summer of Love
Excellent work! Looks great.
  Topic: Best glue to stick wood veneer to pick guard material?
69formula

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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:36 pm   Subject: Best glue to stick wood veneer to pick guard material?
I would try some contact cement, since it should be compatible with both materials. A little scuffing of the pickguard for good measure would be wise.

I second this motion.
  Topic: Primer dust
69formula

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:13 pm   Subject: Primer dust
I blow it with an air gun while wiping with my freshly washed hands.
  Topic: Do you mask binding for applying dye?
69formula

Replies: 2
Views: 404

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:29 pm   Subject: Do you mask binding for applying dye?
I would definitely mask it. You might be fine without it but my experience with tortoise binding is that it doesn't need anything to make it look darker in any way.
  Topic: poly refinishing
69formula

Replies: 6
Views: 653

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:22 pm   Subject: poly refinishing
Ok, so after scuffing, I should prime and then paint? I had heard from several people you can just paint on top of the scuffed up old paint???

No...you don't have to prime...and I likely wouldn't m ...
  Topic: poly refinishing
69formula

Replies: 6
Views: 653

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:32 pm   Subject: poly refinishing
Yes...you can (and should) just scuff the finish and paint over it. For the body in question and the plan you have in mind there is no reason to even think about stripping it. As for adverse effects ...
  Topic: Replicating this Sunburst
69formula

Replies: 34
Views: 3154

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:48 am   Subject: Replicating this Sunburst
I'm sure you'll be fine with those colors. I can imagine where adding some blue might be a cool effect. As for the two browns, I used to keep both but found myself adding a lot of Medium Brown to ge ...
  Topic: Replicating this Sunburst
69formula

Replies: 34
Views: 3154

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:50 am   Subject: Replicating this Sunburst
Are you mixing or using spray cans? When you said dye, I assumed you were mixing. IMO, cherry red is what you'd want. You mix it in proportion with the brown to get the color.
There are dozens of ...
 
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