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  Topic: Finishing an SG paint project
rickrob

Replies: 4
Views: 94

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: 1100
Views: 150969

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 ...
  Topic: RIP MALCOLM YOUNG
rickrob

Replies: 9
Views: 351

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:01 pm   Subject: RIP MALCOLM YOUNG
That's so sad, and he was only 64. RIP Malcolm.
Sad
  Topic: Carvin Audio closes its door
rickrob

Replies: 9
Views: 475

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:21 pm   Subject: Carvin Audio closes its door
Either one is just fine...



Too bad about Carvin.
  Topic: Sanity check
rickrob

Replies: 8
Views: 399

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:19 pm   Subject: Sanity check
I would leave it as is, since it was a gift from your Dad. Plus, you get to buy another guitar in Wine Red... Very Happy
  Topic: General Finishes Water Based Topcoat
rickrob

Replies: 2
Views: 195

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:58 pm   Subject: General Finishes Water Based Topcoat
Has anyone tried the High Performance water based topcoat from General Finishes?

I'm thinking of trying this over Zinsser Seal Coat -- Zinsser says Seal Coat is compatible under all clear finishes. ...
  Topic: All parts truss rod?
rickrob

Replies: 4
Views: 298

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:28 am   Subject: All parts truss rod?
It's a double action rod, so the adjustments are done in the opposite direction now and there will be a little less surface contacting the fingerboard, since the
round rod is on top. Might have to t ...
  Topic: Poly refinish completed
rickrob

Replies: 8
Views: 429

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:16 pm   Subject: Poly refinish completed
That looks great! I can see why your customer is very happy. Cool
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
rickrob

Replies: 18
Views: 744

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:13 pm   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Worst case scenario, I have to paint it all black again.

Thanks - D!

If you like the gold and you end up with the worst case scenario-- why not try a refinish in gold?

Just my .02
  Topic: All parts truss rod?
rickrob

Replies: 4
Views: 298

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:11 am   Subject: All parts truss rod?
I used a similar type of truss rod (not allparts, but the same design), and routed the channels using this drawing. You route a little deeper into the neck and slightly wider for the adjusting nut.
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  Topic: Preventing chipping on veneer edge when routing?
rickrob

Replies: 5
Views: 304

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:28 pm   Subject: Preventing chipping on veneer edge when routing?
Turns out that masking tape worked just fine... and I just shaved a little bit on each pass.
  Topic: Preventing chipping on veneer edge when routing?
rickrob

Replies: 5
Views: 304

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:16 am   Subject: Preventing chipping on veneer edge when routing?
I'm working on a Tele body that has a veneer top and back-- I have to route binding shelves on the front and back. The veneer is Black Walnut and it's prone to chipping at the edges. Any tips on prev ...
  Topic: Blister/bubbles
rickrob

Replies: 7
Views: 390

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 pm   Subject: Blister/bubbles
I think the Painters Touch 2x stuff is enamel. At least the colors are.

I would use Duplicolor Sandable primer. That's lacquer.

Available in White, Grey, Red, Black

https://duplicolor.com/pro ...
  Topic: Very tiny dent in Shell Pink Color Coate
rickrob

Replies: 5
Views: 308

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:00 pm   Subject: Very tiny dent in Shell Pink Color Coate
You could drop fill that, but it looks like it's really tiny... might be more trouble than it's worth. If it were mine, I'd just keep going and spray clear. I think once the clear is on you won't see ...
  Topic: Customer Pic Slideshow
rickrob

Replies: 3
Views: 241

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:46 pm   Subject: Customer Pic Slideshow
Lots of nice guitars there-- I like that Firebird style one @ 1:06
 
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