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  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
Doesn't look like you have much orange peel--

Start with 600, then 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500. Use a small block (I use the white polymer erasers) and be careful around the edges to avoid ...
  Topic: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...
rickrob

Replies: 13
Views: 400

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...

Plug it with a wood block or maybe use something like Marine Tex epoxy or both?



I'd use a wood block. You'll need to route that pickup cavity to clean it up and then fill it. Find a piece o ...
  Topic: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...
rickrob

Replies: 13
Views: 400

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:44 am   Subject: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...
I like the Olympic White idea with some relicing. I'd fill the J pickup route, and leave the neck as is. And a brown tort celluloid pickguard... Cool
  Topic: Backbone T-Bone Sustain Plate
rickrob

Replies: 7
Views: 243

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:08 am   Subject: Backbone T-Bone Sustain Plate

Plus it’s brass!

That explains it! It's Brass! Laughing
  Topic: Backbone T-Bone Sustain Plate
rickrob

Replies: 7
Views: 243

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45 am   Subject: Backbone T-Bone Sustain Plate
Reminds me of the "Fathead". A thin brass plate that installed onto the back of your headstock. Meant to (obviously) increase the ever-elusive "sustain".

https://images.reverb.c ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:12 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
That looks good-- Are you going to stay with the original pick guard or change it up?
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
How many cans of clear did you use? Most finishes take 2 to 3 cans of clear.

You're going to take a lot of that clear off when you wet sand, so you want to avoid sanding through by having enough c ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:07 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
How many cans of clear did you use? Most finishes take 2 to 3 cans of clear.

You're going to take a lot of that clear off when you wet sand, so you want to avoid sanding through by having enough c ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:54 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
Looks good!
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:59 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
Looks like it might be one of the seams in between pieces. I'd go with what Lon suggested, then see what it looks like. If it's not deep the primer may fill that in.

Yep, it'a a seam and it's quit ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:22 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
Looks like it might be one of the seams in between pieces. I'd go with what Lon suggested, then see what it looks like. If it's not deep the primer may fill that in.
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
rickrob

Replies: 38
Views: 1362

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:40 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
Yep-- That finish is tough. Nothing takes it off but a heat gun.
I can't tell for sure but it looks like it might be a Poplar body. Are there greenish areas in the wood?

You're off to a good start ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
rickrob

Replies: 13
Views: 384

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:52 am   Subject: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone-- Best wishes to you and yours for a joyous holiday season!
  Topic: Finishing an SG paint project
rickrob

Replies: 4
Views: 364

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:47 pm   Subject: Finishing an SG paint project
I looked it up and Rust-Oleum X2 Ultra Cover is Acrylic Modified Alkyd enamel. I read here that some people have covered enamel with lacquer, but you have to mist it on in extremely light coats. Oth ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
rickrob

Replies: 1107
Views: 155420

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:32 pm   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
All done.

The body is an old Ebay pre-painted basswood one that I gigged with for years, scuffed and repainted with RR Coral and 2k clear. The neck and pickguard are cheap K-Mise from Amazon, about ...
 
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