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  Topic: Help with sand-through
ccondon23

Replies: 2
Views: 336

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:25 am   Subject: Help with sand-through
I was shooting some reranch tinted clear and got the look I wanted. However, before I started with the regular clear coats, I sanded through the tinted clear in a couple of spots, like this:

http ...
  Topic: How much lacquer should I be using?
ccondon23

Replies: 4
Views: 524

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:11 am   Subject: How much lacquer should I be using?
Not sure what type of wood it is, but it did need to be grain filled, so not maple, I guess. Wink

The guitar is painted opaque white. This was my first, so I had to strip it and start over twice fo ...
  Topic: How much lacquer should I be using?
ccondon23

Replies: 4
Views: 524

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:37 pm   Subject: How much lacquer should I be using?
Just started learning how to shoot with a paint gun and it feels like I'm using a ton of lacquer.

I'm shooting the clear coats on a strat-style body only and my shooting schedule is a couple of pa ...
  Topic: Grain not quite filled
ccondon23

Replies: 14
Views: 986

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:58 am   Subject: Grain not quite filled
Thanks! I've ordered some AquaCoat and am going to give that a shot.

As for image embedding, I'll try an experiment and show off the top of the guitar, which I think is looking pretty good.

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  Topic: Grain not quite filled
ccondon23

Replies: 14
Views: 986

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:26 am   Subject: Grain not quite filled
I grain filled and then sanded flat and everything looked great. Once I started shoot the clear, however, I saw this:

http://imgur.com/a/q1Bvd

(Image embedding is still not working for me, so I ...
  Topic: Help! I messed up on my first attempt at shooting metallic
ccondon23

Replies: 4
Views: 518

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:22 am   Subject: Help! I messed up on my first attempt at shooting metallic
I was using a Reranch Lake Placid Blue metallic in a rattle can.

The lumps are, I believe, from sputter near the end of the can.

I didn't warm the can in water, but the room was about 100 de ...
  Topic: Help! I messed up on my first attempt at shooting metallic
ccondon23

Replies: 4
Views: 518

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:18 pm   Subject: Help! I messed up on my first attempt at shooting metallic
I messed up shooting metallic and now have a bunch of bumps. Not sure how well you can see them in this pic:

http://imgur.com/a/mDV3a

So, can I just wet sand those out like I would with non-me ...
  Topic: (Relatively) inexpensive pickup options?
ccondon23

Replies: 11
Views: 813

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:36 am   Subject: (Relatively) inexpensive pickup options?
I've got a Les Paul kit guitar that I'm putting together; the body and neck were relatively cheap. I don't want to go out and spend $100+ a piece on pickups, since the guitar isn't really worth it, b ...
  Topic: Making the flames "pop"
ccondon23

Replies: 6
Views: 796

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:35 pm   Subject: Making the flames "pop"
I'm basically looking to do something like what brewdude did in the "LP Finishing Questions" thread below - nothing fancy, just a trans amber thing.
  Topic: Making the flames "pop"
ccondon23

Replies: 6
Views: 796

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:23 am   Subject: Making the flames "pop"
I've got a Les Paul kit from Precision. The flame is not that great and I'd like it to 'pop' a bit more:

https://imgur.com/a/lxu92

Most things I read basically say to use stain with a bit of bl ...
  Topic: Precision Les Paul build
ccondon23

Replies: 8
Views: 1685

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:24 am   Subject: Precision Les Paul build
Precision recommends finishing the body and neck separately for first-time builders.
  Topic: Precision Les Paul build
ccondon23

Replies: 8
Views: 1685

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:49 am   Subject: Precision Les Paul build
Getting ready to start spraying, and I realized that my usual method for holding the body, which I've only used previously with bolt-on neck bodies, won't work.

I have a jig in my spray booth tha ...
  Topic: Precision Les Paul build
ccondon23

Replies: 8
Views: 1685

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:01 am   Subject: Precision Les Paul build
A few questions as I get ready to start my Precision Les Paul kit build.

I've masked off everything but the binding so I can shoot some clear over that (per folks' recommendation here - thanks!). ...
  Topic: More "contaminants" (or, maybe I'm just terrible a
ccondon23

Replies: 6
Views: 1038

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:27 am   Subject: More "contaminants" (or, maybe I'm just terrible a
I used all the same stuff, Duplicolor acrylic, so it's not a question of it being nitro underneath.

I've got plenty of clear nitro, though, so at least after the strip job, I can use stuff that, i ...
  Topic: Masking binding on a stain-based burst project
ccondon23

Replies: 7
Views: 1084

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:15 pm   Subject: Masking binding on a stain-based burst project
It's a veneer about 1/16" thick. I have no idea what adhesive is used, I've had the thing for years and don't even remember where I got it.

As far as sealing the binding goes, you mask every ...
 
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