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  Topic: turquoise dye/paint
BrightKJ

Replies: 16
Views: 271

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:15 am   Subject: turquoise dye/paint
Statorvane is dead on... stay away from anything enamel. If you have a hobby store nearby, you can also find some crazy colors in spray paint section of the model paints. Just make sure you get the ...
  Topic: turquoise dye/paint
BrightKJ

Replies: 16
Views: 271

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:22 am   Subject: turquoise dye/paint
You should also check out Keda dyes on eBay. They are quite vivid and you can mix them to get just about any color combination. Here they are for less than $20 shipped.

https://www.ebay.com/p/Woo ...
  Topic: catalyzed urethane
BrightKJ

Replies: 15
Views: 319

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:11 pm   Subject: catalyzed urethane
Bright KJ I was kind of thinking along those lines. If a thin coat of oil was applied to the frets, the finish should pop right off. I sounds like one thin coat of poly would be enough for wh ...
  Topic: catalyzed urethane
BrightKJ

Replies: 15
Views: 319

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 am   Subject: catalyzed urethane
I recall watching a video on Youtube not too long ago that showed a very easy way to handle this situation. The person just sprayed over the frets and once everything was dry, took an exacto knife, s ...
  Topic: Stompbox finishes
BrightKJ

Replies: 8
Views: 250

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:43 pm   Subject: Stompbox finishes
I had a thought... wheel paint/clear, as long as it will lay down and play nice. Duplicolor's is a lacquer and has held up very well on my truck's wheels. If it doesn't hold up, aircraft stripper will ...
  Topic: 240,000th Post
BrightKJ

Replies: 1
Views: 165

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:10 am   Subject: 240,000th Post
I couldn't help myself... saw the counter at the bottom of the screen. Laughing
  Topic: Stompbox finishes
BrightKJ

Replies: 8
Views: 250

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:07 am   Subject: Stompbox finishes
I'm hoping that Ed Roth Rattlebombs will be hard enough.

Going to build a JHS Boost Bomb kit, spray it yellow. Put some letter stickers on it that spell out GAIN GREEN, spray Ed Roth Gang Green fl ...
  Topic: Fender. Is it worth it anymore?
BrightKJ

Replies: 20
Views: 761

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 pm   Subject: Fender. Is it worth it anymore?
Take a look at the Sterling by Music Man LK100D model. I just got a MM Luke III, but I almost snagged the Sterling LK100D, which is identical except basswood vs alder body, rock maple vs roasted mapl ...
  Topic: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
BrightKJ

Replies: 8
Views: 280

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:58 pm   Subject: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
I'm dying right now because I haven't even had a chance to plug it in (long story), but just sitting around messing with it, it's the sweetest feeling guitar neck I've handled next to the all rosewood ...
  Topic: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
BrightKJ

Replies: 8
Views: 280

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:48 am   Subject: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
With any luck, I'll have it in my hands by Wednesday. I've already told my wife not to bother me for at least two hours after I get home from work. I'm locking myself in the music room for some &quo ...
  Topic: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
BrightKJ

Replies: 8
Views: 280

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:24 pm   Subject: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
Well, I just pulled the trigger on this bad boy... I've been lusting after this guitar for a while now. I had absolutely no intention of buying it, I wasn't even looking for it and I definitely don't ...
  Topic: New finish over an unknown refin
BrightKJ

Replies: 19
Views: 565

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: New finish over an unknown refin
Thanks for the suggestions. Still dont know how much of the original finish was removed and thus how far the old refin goes into the wood. I will keep at it with the 400 and also do the test for lacqu ...
  Topic: New finish over an unknown refin
BrightKJ

Replies: 19
Views: 565

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:49 pm   Subject: New finish over an unknown refin
Thanks for the suggestions. Still dont know how much of the original finish was removed and thus how far the old refin goes into the wood. I will keep at it with the 400 and also do the test for lacqu ...
  Topic: New finish over an unknown refin
BrightKJ

Replies: 19
Views: 565

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:46 pm   Subject: New finish over an unknown refin
OK... so as I said in the previous 2 posts, my guitar was refinished by someone and i dont know what kind of paint they used. So you need to know the make and model? WTF?
There's no need to be a smar ...
  Topic: Low action and fret buzz
BrightKJ

Replies: 11
Views: 397

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:08 pm   Subject: Low action and fret buzz
If the neck is to spec, the rest of your adjustments are correct and you're getting fret buzz, then you need to address the frets causing the buzz. That may mean refretting or just leveling, recrowni ...
 
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