Great job. Thanks for the pics and
keep your project pics coming.
Fiesta Red Strat
Don't adjust your monitor. The
Strat is a lefty! Finished with the Fiesta Red and clear coat aerosols
by Dave Stewart this Strat would be welcomed in any ones collection. Dave
followed the steps detailed in the ReRanch "Solids" section. I'll let Dave
give you his description of the process.
guitar started as a 1998 Fender Standard Lefty Stratocaster in typical
3 tone Sunburst. Usually lefty's get the short end of the stick as far
as custom colors go so I refinished this in Fender's most popular Fiesta
Red. Although the original Fender transitional decal is underneath the
pegface color, I applied a spaghetti logo decal. I like painting over existing
finishes because most of the grain filling is done and the existing finish
is already uniform as far as a smooth surface goes. All original hardware
and pickups were reinstalled since I wanted to keep this project within
a certain budget. One lesson I learned on this project was to make sure
to allow enough time to cure. I was too impatient and as a result got a
few surface scratches which I had to lightly sand out with 1500 grit wet
sand. I think the 3M Finesse It II is the most important key to the mirror
finish. I even started using it on my car which turned my paint from chalkboard
shine to glass."