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Oly white '62 JM new pics, clear is on...30 days to go

 
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which one do you like best?
no clear, still white from the factory, wetsanded to shine quick to show wear. ;)
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
a light mist of tinted clear sandwiched in between deft...just to take the edge off a little and look vintage
18%
 18%  [ 6 ]
1 1/2reranch clear, so it's super thin...wetsand carefully
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
full 2 cans of reranch clear, textbook...
40%
 40%  [ 13 ]
sunburst, then oly white, no clear...so the wear eventyually shows through a sunburst underneath, like the fender factory sometimesdid
15%
 15%  [ 5 ]
sunburst, oly white, clear
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Oly white '62 JM new pics, clear is on...30 days to go Reply with quote

after months of going through various color options and favorites, I've decided on oly. white. Which paint scheme do you all like best? I think I know which one you all will prefer. I just wanted to check.


ahhhhh. I feel better now that all of those scenarios are out of my head. Surprised

should I age the body at all? The brightness of the white concerns me a little.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My choice fits between two of your choices. The way Im doing mine is the normal amount of clear with a bit of tinted clear in between the start and the final coats.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oly over sunburst. Then play it alot and let it wear.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Textbook. Maybe hit it with a mist of tinted if you're anxious. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted textbook. It will yellow out for you Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Textbook.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I actually think no clear on oly. white is the way I would do it. I did finish a P. Bass in white with clear, however. I just think it would look good to see an aged-looking strat. that was actually white. Here are a couple of examples from http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fenderc.html

There's a pic. of the sunburst undercoat as well...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done 3 Oly white guitars.... and I'm a "purist" in the sense that I like it pure white, clean and text book.

Just my .02 cents.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay friends, the votes are in. textbook it is... the sunburst idea is very cool, but my finish would be thick. I want a thin finish so I can feel the wood.

Oly white on 4 coats deft brush on S&S, block sanded 320, 1 can oly white.
I'm so happy.

Very Happy


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I have two small sags, one on the front below the trem route and one on the back, about 4 inches below the top of the upper horn. I hope they level out. How many days do I wait until I spray the clear?
thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can do the clear as soon as the last color coat is reasonably dry, or "flashes"...btw. is that a real '62?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, It's a real matching number '62. The neck is pencil dated 1/62.

This leads me to a question about vintage body dates. Were they usually dated earlier than the neck dates? later? how many months? I want to date the body before I clearcoat it and I'll probably have it match the neck 1/62

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so spraying the clear on Sunday should be enough time?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, these were generally off by a couple months. There doesn't seem to be any rule that the neck date is before the body, or vice versa since they were made totally separate from each other and assembled later, so either one could be dated earlier or later depending on the date of manufacture of the parts. It's probably more unusual for these to match exactly than to be different. I would personally use whatever date was on the body originally just to preserve some of the guitar's history.

Just curious, why did you decide to refin. this one?

And yeah, Sunday is plenty of time...you could probably do it today..
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, you're right...better to have it be a few months earlier.Wink The body had no markings when I got the guitar.

I refinned a poor, thick, Lake Placid Blue refin.

There is a small speck of Dakota Red on the back of the neck plate. So that was the original color but, I'm not into Dakota/white.

I like Oly White/tort better.

Neck - 1/62
pots- 6121, 6152
body - ? (10/61)
serial # 537XX


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, that's perfect. You're doing a great job!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished the 2 cans of clear, one yesterday and one today. The 30 day countdown is on. I dated the body 10/61 which I think is actually really accurate. It was difficult to get the pencil to write on the oly. white. In hindsight I would have used a charcoal pencil or perhaps an HB lead. I ended up using a dulled down #2. The carpenter pencil lead was too hard and wouldn't even leave a mark.

It was tough to see the clear going on the body through my goggles. I used the fan tip and tried my best to get even coats on there and cover all of the areas, especially the contours and upper part. I have about 3 tiny knats stuck in there, but overall I am well-pleased. Next step is wetsanding on May 8th.
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