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Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body

 
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Norman Moren



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body Reply with quote

I am trying to Spray A Fender Stratocaster Ash Body
With Reranch Mary Kaye Translucent White Blond
I have used Reranch on many different bodies and
several colors with no problem.
But am having a hard time with the Mary Kaye see Through
I can't seem to get it right and have had to sand it back down
to the sanding sealer and start over twice with still no luck
And wasted a can of paint and a lot of time in the process
Can anybody guide me on how to properly apply this finish
so it looks like it should and which nozzle to use Red or white
For the Proper Results i am frustrated and finding this finish
difficult to apply to achieve the see through look
Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the white fan nozzle, misting on the color from 12-18" away, until even coverage and your liking
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Norman Moren



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Thanks For the Reply and tip
I have done it that way as you suggest
And it leaves a sandy dusty residue after sprayed to the desired look
then i lightly sand it to smooth it out
with 400 dry and I'm back to bare wood
i don't want to spray clear over the dusty sandy residue
so what am i missing or doing wrong its a crap shoot?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norman Moren wrote:
...i don't want to spray clear over the dusty sandy residue
so what am i missing or doing wrong its a crap shoot?

Others with more MK-specific finish experience will chime in, but this is likely your problem.

Wet coats of clear nitro will "melt" or dissolve the underlying "dry" coats.

The consensus here is that, unless you have a tarantula stuck in the paint, you don't sand until after the last coat of clear has been applied.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Thanks
I will try that
Hopefully the clear nitro will melt that sandy residue
i usually don't sand the color coat just the clear coat
but with this type of finish being so different i did
not think that the clear would melt the dustiness
of the light coats away now i know its good to hear that
Verygood
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're getting a pebbly texture it means that you're too far away or moving too fast. The paint is already drying before it hits the surface.

Get a spray can handle for better control, and practice on scrap to develop your technique.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya Know,
I always "poo-pooed" those handles, until I tried one! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another idea would be to thin out the Mary Kaye even more with clear lacquer. You can do this in a Preval unit.

I agree with you that it's difficult to spray enough to get coverage AND keep it translucent.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem spraying Mary Kaye on Mahogany as a base for a TV Yellow guitar. I sanded back at least twice before I got it somewhat acceptable. I had the same sandy feeling--I wiped away a lot of the grit with just a dry paper towel. The clear coat sealed it in just fine.

Thinning the paint sounds like a good idea to me.
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