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Is the transparency/opaqueness good?

 
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Is the transparency good?
It's perfect as it is.
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A pass or two more would look more authentic.
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I'd go more opaque.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:48 am    Post subject: Is the transparency/opaqueness good? Reply with quote

On both of my blondes I've had trouble knowing when to say when.


I used one can on this one and would need to order another can of blonde from Bill if I go with another pass or two, or coat. I've read that some of you like it real light and some like it more opaque. What do you think of the way it is now. I think it's in the acceptable middle range but still may be a little light. I'm going for a mid 50's replica look and I'm not sure if there were some that were produced a little lighter like mine is now.

Also, the poll on my previous post is dead even. Please help me decide. Any esquire lovers out there?

thanks for the input, linc

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the pics. Hope you don't mind I posted them. Let me know and I will take them down if you want8)





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't add more to that, it looks good. I'd clear coat it and begin the countdown. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would put just a touch more on.
But then again that might be asking for Murphy to step in.
It looks very even now so you may not want to jinx it.

But it is really a personal thing.
It will be the "what ever floats your boat" type of thing.
Looks good now, just depends on how much grain you want showing. Wink

As for the Esquire thing, I'll say it again.
I really like the stealth Esquire that Vegasrock did.
The functionalability of a tele with the look of a single pickup Esquire.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think it needs a bit more. Unless you want the grain showing through that much. Personally I like mine to show just a hint of grain...not all of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vegasrock wrote:
i think it needs a bit more. Unless you want the grain showing through that much. Personally I like mine to show just a hint of grain...not all of it.


I prefer something between what you have what Rob prefers. I like the grain to show but not like a natural finish.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. I agree on the little more opaque than shown but I would not be dissappointed in getting that either.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback.

I looked at it again this morning and determined that the shade is too yellowy tan for what I was going for. I just ordered some MK white from Bill and some tinted clear. I'm going to sand back to s&s and then MK it. Embarassed

I too think that although it looks great as is, it needs to be a little more opaque.

I'll post follow up pics once it gets resprayed.[/quote]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lincjazzmaster wrote:
Thanks for the feedback.

I looked at it again this morning and determined that the shade is too yellowy tan for what I was going for. I just ordered some MK white from Bill and some tinted clear. I'm going to sand back to s&s and then MK it. Embarassed

I too think that although it looks great as is, it needs to be a little more opaque.

I'll post follow up pics once it gets resprayed.


Since your ordering the MK, if you haven't already sanded back, leave on what you got and use it as a base. Spray only the edges and sides with the MK creating a halo. On vintage guitars usually the edges wear more revealing white underneath so in a way you would be doing it in reverse by puttiing the white on top. You can also mist a layer of the Mk over the top and back to blend it all in. You can always sand everything off if you don't like it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman wrote:


Since your ordering the MK, if you haven't already sanded back, leave on what you got and use it as a base. Spray only the edges and sides with the MK creating a halo. On vintage guitars usually the edges wear more revealing white underneath so in a way you would be doing it in reverse by puttiing the white on top. You can also mist a layer of the Mk over the top and back to blend it all in. You can always sand everything off if you don't like it.


Wow, that's interesting. I see what you mean. I haven't sanded it back yet. very interesting....anyone else done this?
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