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  Topic: troubleshooting tone control problem
jp-90

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:15 am   Subject: troubleshooting tone control problem
No change after using deoxit.
  Topic: Poly(ester) vs Poly(urethane) Question for 1974 Strat neck
jp-90

Replies: 6
Views: 444

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:21 pm   Subject: Poly(ester) vs Poly(urethane) Question for 1974 Strat neck
I've only refinished two necks, but I had a lot of luck using Minwax wiping poly on both. When I was asking about it at Woodcraft I had two different guys tell me they hate all minwax products EXCEPT ...
  Topic: how do I finish metal parts?
jp-90

Replies: 7
Views: 531

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:07 am   Subject: how do I finish metal parts?
Thanks for all the suggestions!

I thought about using shellac, but ended up spraying two coats of clear lacquer on the parts. They look fine without any polishing--we'll see how it holds up.
  Topic: troubleshooting tone control problem
jp-90

Replies: 5
Views: 349

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:04 am   Subject: troubleshooting tone control problem
Not a bad idea. I have some deoxit and might as well start there.
  Topic: troubleshooting tone control problem
jp-90

Replies: 5
Views: 349

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:54 pm   Subject: troubleshooting tone control problem
I have an old Fender lap steel. The tone knob essentially does nothing as you turn it down until the very lowest setting when the tone suddenly jumps way down in volume and sounds somewhat like the h ...
  Topic: HVLP clear coat suggestions
jp-90

Replies: 13
Views: 1098

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:18 pm   Subject: HVLP clear coat suggestions
Thanks for the tip, Ladyfinisher! I buffed it out with finesse it II and I think I like it enough to just let it wear naturally. You method makes sense, though.

Thanks for further explanation, Ro ...
  Topic: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
jp-90

Replies: 8
Views: 599

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:49 am   Subject: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
I had the same problem spraying Mary Kaye on Mahogany as a base for a TV Yellow guitar. I sanded back at least twice before I got it somewhat acceptable. I had the same sandy feeling--I wiped away a ...
  Topic: how do I finish metal parts?
jp-90

Replies: 7
Views: 531

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:36 am   Subject: how do I finish metal parts?
That makes sense. Thanks for the tip, Lon!

Would you suggest coating the metal, then sanding/buffing similar to a guitar clear coat finish?
  Topic: how do I finish metal parts?
jp-90

Replies: 7
Views: 531

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:17 pm   Subject: how do I finish metal parts?
I made a few parts for my current project out of 18ga steel sheet from the hardware store--just a pickup surround and a switch plate. I like how they look when buffed out--somewhat shiny, but far fro ...
  Topic: HVLP clear coat suggestions
jp-90

Replies: 13
Views: 1098

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:12 pm   Subject: HVLP clear coat suggestions
Well, the clear coat went on great. I'm certainly loving the HVLP gun despite the learning curve.

I sprayed a toner on basswood for this guitar, then clear coated. I've only had time to sand at 4 ...
  Topic: HVLP clear coat suggestions
jp-90

Replies: 13
Views: 1098

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:23 am   Subject: HVLP clear coat suggestions
Ok, so what is the difference between retarder and reducer?

retarder -- use when it's humid to reduce blushing?

reducer -- basically a fancy thinner?

Is this right?

I've read a thread or t ...
  Topic: HVLP clear coat suggestions
jp-90

Replies: 13
Views: 1098

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:05 pm   Subject: HVLP clear coat suggestions
Ok, i've got the rig spraying decently. I'm already loving the HVLP setup. I quickly built up the clear coat on the top and bottom of the body with it in a flat position. I've been able to lay it o ...
  Topic: HVLP clear coat suggestions
jp-90

Replies: 13
Views: 1098

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:32 am   Subject: HVLP clear coat suggestions
Thanks for the tips! I had the gun figured out for shellac and I'm learning I need to open the fluid control way up for lacquer. My first few passes were very light. So far I'm shooting it without ...
  Topic: HVLP clear coat suggestions
jp-90

Replies: 13
Views: 1098

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:24 am   Subject: HVLP clear coat suggestions
I'm about to clear coat my first guitar since using this HVLP rig. I plan on using Behlens instrument lacquer. Should I simply go at it the same as when using reranch cans? Can I expect to build up ...
  Topic: need help spraying a toner
jp-90

Replies: 4
Views: 358

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:21 am   Subject: need help spraying a toner
OK, I sanded back to wood and started over. Applied to coats of aquacoat and lightly sanded (perhaps too lightly! I think i may have swirls in the aquacoat still)

Anyway, i did a 50/50 shellac/al ...
 
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