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  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
BrightKJ

Replies: 10
Views: 280

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:37 am   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
Frankly, I have tried the DupliColor clear and it is junk. You are infinitely better off using a nitro clear coat over the Duplicolor color coats, than trying to use their clear products.
+1 on this ...
  Topic: Ground wire question
BrightKJ

Replies: 2
Views: 114

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:33 am   Subject: Ground wire question
Any type of wire will work for grounding, although i would avoid a bare wire to prevent inadvertent short circuits.
  Topic: Buffing in relationship to wet sanding
BrightKJ

Replies: 2
Views: 170

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:50 pm   Subject: Buffing in relationship to wet sanding
If you buff, it will polish... that's the whole purpose of a buffing wheel.

If you want a flat/satin finish, you can either use a flat/satin clear and end it there or hit it with 0000 steel wool. ...
  Topic: Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP!
BrightKJ

Replies: 4
Views: 241

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:10 pm   Subject: Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP!
Soft wood will dent no matter what you put on it.

That said, if you want hard and durable, look at your car. A 2k urethane finish is as durable as it gets.

It's toxic and you need PPE to shoot i ...
  Topic: Sanity check
BrightKJ

Replies: 8
Views: 406

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:53 pm   Subject: Sanity check
My ex-wife was the same way, but she got REAL irritated when I suggested the same regarding her horses.... Cool
That's funny... I told my ex-wife the horse could have her before we got divorced.
  Topic: Sanity check
BrightKJ

Replies: 8
Views: 406

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:54 pm   Subject: Sanity check
"if a new one comes in, an old one should go."

Guitar or wife? Razz
  Topic: Carvin Audio closes its door
BrightKJ

Replies: 9
Views: 482

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 pm   Subject: Carvin Audio closes its door
I find it offensive that you didn't share them both in the first place... shame on you... Razz
  Topic: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
BrightKJ

Replies: 6
Views: 284

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:01 am   Subject: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
... but it's flat black and supposedly nitro,

Test before use. If you read carefully the description says blended nitro.
Agreed... but nothing in the MSDS indicated anything different from most la ...
  Topic: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
BrightKJ

Replies: 6
Views: 284

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:48 pm   Subject: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
I'm wondering if this would work... it's for airplane use, but it's flat black and supposedly nitro, which really surprises me considering the intended purpose.

http://www.aircraft-specialties.co ...
  Topic: Superglue polishes to a mirror shine since when?!
BrightKJ

Replies: 6
Views: 401

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:01 am   Subject: Superglue polishes to a mirror shine since when?!
The key thing for spraying 2K is not just using a respirator, but using the right type of cartridge. The 2K has a cyanogen in it that will do you in very quickly if you inhale it -- cyanogen = cyanid ...
  Topic: Poly over poly issue
BrightKJ

Replies: 6
Views: 290

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:14 pm   Subject: Poly over poly issue
I'd always use primer if there's an existing finish.
+1 to the above

If you can find one that is or has an "adhesive promoter", that's even better.
  Topic: Low Pass Filter by twisting pickup wires.
BrightKJ

Replies: 4
Views: 200

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:01 pm   Subject: Low Pass Filter by twisting pickup wires.
As an electrical engineer, I can tell you that given the distances, voltages and currents you are talking about, twisting the wires will make no difference. The only thing twisting the wires does is ...
  Topic: Poly over poly issue
BrightKJ

Replies: 6
Views: 290

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:46 pm   Subject: Poly over poly issue
Yes, that is correct, but it still isn't the same or as strong as the bond to the underlying surface. It also is dependent on compatibility with the original type of paint, how clean it was, how long ...
  Topic: Poly over poly issue
BrightKJ

Replies: 6
Views: 290

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:53 am   Subject: Poly over poly issue
Poly finishes require a mechanical bond to adhere to the surface. Being a poly (plastic) finish, the layers of paint don't melt into one another and it's not going to wear through like lacquer, so th ...
  Topic: Wood to Wood Contact in Strat Neck Pocket
BrightKJ

Replies: 6
Views: 427

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:41 pm   Subject: Wood to Wood Contact in Strat Neck Pocket
My take on it is this... while there's no question that a snug fit between the neck and the neck pocket is beneficial, I feel like 99% of the tone and sustain of the neck is achieved by the mechanical ...
 
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