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  Topic: Checkered Gibson LP special doublecut - 2nd attempt.
stike

Replies: 30
Views: 5814

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:54 pm   Subject: Checkered Gibson LP special doublecut - 2nd attempt.
Like cured and sanded urethane? Not that I recall. Some of the House Of Kolor reducers are a little "hotter" than others and I've seen those wrinkle occasionally.

I have had it happen on ...
  Topic: Checkered Gibson LP special doublecut - 2nd attempt.
stike

Replies: 30
Views: 5814

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:05 pm   Subject: Checkered Gibson LP special doublecut - 2nd attempt.
Would the House of Kolor 150 intercoat work for this? It's what I've used for flake and I have it on hand.

Thanks guys for the help...really appreciate it.

Yep.
  Topic: Checkered Gibson LP special doublecut - 2nd attempt.
stike

Replies: 30
Views: 5814

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:11 pm   Subject: Checkered Gibson LP special doublecut - 2nd attempt.
I'm gonna concur with Doug. Ditch the vinyl sealer altogether and start with some type of catalyzed sealer over the pore filled raw wood, you could use the Shopline 661 clear for that if you wanted si ...
  Topic: Bulldog Les Paul Kit
stike

Replies: 0
Views: 578

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:03 am   Subject: Bulldog Les Paul Kit
https://reverb.com/item/164717-bulldog-les-paul-copy-unfinished
  Topic: Vintage Paisley sets
stike

Replies: 14
Views: 3956

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:56 pm   Subject: Vintage Paisley sets
It's kinda considered bad form around here to just show up and start trying to sell stuff without at least the courtesy of an introduction. Especially when you just dump it in the wrong forum. Wink ...
  Topic: Candy Apple Red on Competition Mustang?
stike

Replies: 5
Views: 1021

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:54 am   Subject: Re: Candy Apple Red on Competition Mustang?
I purchased a 1969 Fender Mustang from an older guy recently. He got it when he was ten and somewhere during the days of hair metal decided to repaint it to a "basic" color, removing the str ...
  Topic: Starry Night- all done!
stike

Replies: 31
Views: 5816

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:54 am   Subject: Starry Night- all done!
Here's the reciepe for those interested:

Sand the guitar up through 220 grit (320 maybe but I like to leave the grain open a bit).

Black base coat right to raw wood

Sealer wash coat (for me, ...
  Topic: Polyester -anybody work with it?
stike

Replies: 2
Views: 569

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:31 pm   Subject: Polyester -anybody work with it?
Polyester does not melt in at all and it's not available in a spray can. Doing spot repairs on it doesn't really ever come out invisible unless you reclear the entire body
  Topic: Nielsen Checker Help Needed
stike

Replies: 3
Views: 756

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:50 pm   Subject: Nielsen Checker Help Needed
No bleed, they work great.

When I cut them by hand I'm sure the Exacto cut into the white a bit but once the black went on you'd never know.
  Topic: Nielsen Checker Help Needed
stike

Replies: 3
Views: 756

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:14 pm   Subject: Nielsen Checker Help Needed
I'd spray white, mask then black. You'll really want to spray the black super thin, it'll make the edges cleaner when you peel the tape.

The ones I'm working on now I had a guy who owns a sign sho ...
  Topic: Experimenting with the pink paisley ... again
stike

Replies: 24
Views: 3719

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:59 am   Subject: Experimenting with the pink paisley ... again
Lookin good. What are you mixing your candies with? I got a similar color by mixing HOK Magenta, Pagan Gold, and Root Beer Kandy Koncentrates.
  Topic: What size flake?
stike

Replies: 15
Views: 6901

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:38 am   Subject: What size flake?
I imagine when doing flake there is no need to grain fill or sand the wood to the same level of smoothness needed for straight lacquer.

Nope, prep it right. If you base coat with .004" or .008 ...
  Topic: Source for Dunlop Style strap buttons?
stike

Replies: 3
Views: 589

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:55 pm   Subject: Source for Dunlop Style strap buttons?
Allparts has them.
  Topic: Stripping my Hamer Prototype
stike

Replies: 14
Views: 2760

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: Stripping my Hamer Prototype

Three used Hamers you say? What shop is that? Wink

Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
Two Sunburst A/B's one a gold top the other a sort of tobacco burst with whammy. The third is I th ...
  Topic: Stripping my Hamer Prototype
stike

Replies: 14
Views: 2760

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:51 pm   Subject: Re: Stripping my Hamer Prototype

Three used Hamers you say? What shop is that? Wink

Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
Two Sunburst A/B's one a gold top the other a sort of tobacco burst with whammy. The third is I th ...
 
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