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  Topic: Minwax wood finish
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 27
Views: 3945

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:17 am   Subject: Minwax wood finish
mr. bob kennedy with his 200 some odd posts writes .....

"Even guitars that have been stained. I spray vinyl sealer over stains on a daily basis. I do it for a living. I restore, repair & ...
  Topic: Minwax wood finish
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 27
Views: 3945

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:17 pm   Subject: Minwax wood finish
Definitely DO put sanding sealer over it. Preferably vinyl sealer. If you don't seal after staining, you risk fisheyes &/or crinkling. I work with Minwax & Mohawk stains everyday & spray ...
  Topic: Minwax wood finish
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 27
Views: 3945

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:05 am   Subject: Minwax wood finish
Definitely DO put sanding sealer over it. Preferably vinyl sealer. If you don't seal after staining, you risk fisheyes &/or crinkling. I work with Minwax & Mohawk stains everyday & spray ...
  Topic: Refinishing a Jaguar
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 7
Views: 3241

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:17 pm   Subject: Refinishing a Jaguar
Since you want your end result to be a transparent finish, I would sand the sealer off. 150 grit will work, but I wouldn't go any coarser. You'll have to sand the edges by hand. I would pull the thimb ...
  Topic: Vintage Telecaster edge radius?
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 7
Views: 1944

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:12 pm   Subject: Vintage Telecaster edge radius?
The standard roundover has always been about 1/8". The Tele in the video has obviously been refinished & the roundover sanded way more than it should've been. It's approaching Strat territory ...
  Topic: Walnut - grain filler. Pick one....
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 15
Views: 1494

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:11 pm   Subject: Walnut - grain filler. Pick one....
Really, I would probably prefer to have a dark filler, but I'm just sick to death of getting whacked for the shipping and handling from stew mac for one and two things here and there, and no one local ...
  Topic: Bassman/Bandmaster speaker cabs
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 8
Views: 1714

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:44 pm   Subject: Bassman/Bandmaster speaker cabs
Nobody has yet mentioned the Showman 1x15 cab, which has the best sonics of all the Fender cabs, due to the tone-ring. Such a powerful, full sound. They have more low end thump than any of the Bassman ...
  Topic: How is nut like this made
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 10
Views: 1520

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:25 pm   Subject: How is nut like this made
Yes, the treble strings can sit that deep as long as the slots are wide enough to prevent string binding. On Fender style guitars, I always angle the nut slot slightly, but not as much as on angled he ...
  Topic: How is nut like this made
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 10
Views: 1520

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:22 am   Subject: How is nut like this made
The bottom of the nut slots are rounded. They use gauged nut files. I made a nut making tutorial a couple years ago on the TDPRI here; http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/276101-makin-your-own ...
  Topic: Lacquer color mix storing question
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 1
Views: 345

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:10 am   Subject: Lacquer color mix storing question
Yes. Just remember to stir or shake it before you spray again. Also, you may have to add a little more thinner after a few days due to evaporation. (even in a sealed container)
  Topic: is RR more brittle than factory nitro?
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 33
Views: 2626

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:23 am   Subject: is RR more brittle than factory nitro?
do whatever works for you, But I avoid that stuff like the plague I'd rather be patient and do a finish correctly.

Who's to say what the "correct" way to finish is? Countless people have ...
  Topic: filler
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 3
Views: 460

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:52 am   Subject: filler
All of the oil based "natural" grainfillers that I have seen have a gray-ish cast to them. Mohawk, Behlens (same company, RPM finishes), S/W, Reranch all look the same to me in the can, & ...
  Topic: Barn wood source?
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 4
Views: 1035

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:29 am   Subject: Barn wood source?
Check this guy out. Thomas Porter is a good dude. http://porterbarnwood.com/
  Topic: Basic Neck Refinishing questions
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 1
Views: 383

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:39 pm   Subject: Basic Neck Refinishing questions
1) Yes & no. Finishing a neck isn't too hard. Watch out for runs. Light
coats are key.

2) It's an all maple neck. Don't mask anything off. Spray the fretboard
too.

3) You can rem ...
  Topic: KT66's in a Blackface Bandmaster?
Bob_Kennedy

Replies: 6
Views: 1131

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:12 am   Subject: KT66's in a Blackface Bandmaster?
I removed (stashed away) the RCA black plate 6L6GCs from my Showman & replaced them with Tung-Sol 6L6GC-STRs. Biased them at 40ma. They sound just as good as the RCAs to me. They're a durable tube ...
 
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