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  Topic: Aging the back of an unfinished neck. Before/after Tru-Oil?
JaminJames

Replies: 3
Views: 189

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:34 pm   Subject: Aging the back of an unfinished neck. Before/after Tru-Oil?
I rubbed newsprint on one for the gray look.
A piece of newspaper with a B&W photo will leave dried up ink the raw maple as subtle as you like.
Too dark? Just sand it off easily.

I like ...
  Topic: Aging the back of an unfinished neck. Before/after Tru-Oil?
JaminJames

Replies: 3
Views: 189

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:57 am   Subject: Aging the back of an unfinished neck. Before/after Tru-Oil?
Just got in a new neck for a P Bass build. USACG knocked it out of the part, and about 4 weeks ahead of schedule at that, couldn't be happier!!

I'd like to very lightly give some wear to the back o ...
  Topic: Sourcing bodies and necks
JaminJames

Replies: 26
Views: 1429

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:35 am   Subject: Update
Just wanted to give a quick update if anyone was interested. I had posted a while ago a little bit concerned about my neck order from USACG.

I got my neck in the day after Thanksgiving. It came muc ...
  Topic: Anyone using electric sanders between coats?
JaminJames

Replies: 1
Views: 141

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:49 pm   Subject: Anyone using electric sanders between coats?
Nothing is going to beat wet sanding by hand on the top coats, but what about undercoats? Is anyone using an electric sander between color coats or the first few clear coats?

I know all the pro sh ...
  Topic: Buffing in relationship to wet sanding
JaminJames

Replies: 2
Views: 182

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:29 pm   Subject: Buffing in relationship to wet sanding
I'm in the process of building my own version of the Stewmac buffer for about 1/4 the cost and just had a quick question about how buffing relates to wet sanding.

I finishing several bodies and on ...
  Topic: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
JaminJames

Replies: 6
Views: 298

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:36 am   Subject: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
The first one is satin. It probably probably gloss when new and has worn down to satin with time. It looks like it may have been reliced, judging from the bare arm area. If that is the case, then the ...
  Topic: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
JaminJames

Replies: 6
Views: 298

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:24 pm   Subject: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=604g_krjC7Q

I was curious how others would classify the sheen of this finish. I've done a lot of commercial painting, and in that world it's for the most part, gloss ...
  Topic: I found the source for Fender Custom Shop nitro colors
JaminJames

Replies: 7
Views: 526

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:08 pm   Subject: I found the source for Fender Custom Shop nitro colors
am I alone in thinking this is kind of......not cool to advertise someone else's Nitro on Bill's site? I think Bill does a spectacular job with his products. Sorry if I am being too "sensitive& ...
  Topic: I found the source for Fender Custom Shop nitro colors
JaminJames

Replies: 7
Views: 526

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:19 pm   Subject: I found the source for Fender Custom Shop nitro colors
Maybe this is common knowledge, but I haven't seen it anywhere, so I thought I'd share it.

I can't remember what forum it was on, but I stumbled across someone swearing by the Cardinal Paint nitro ...
  Topic: Will this product allow me to grain fill in fewer steps?
JaminJames

Replies: 1
Views: 187

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 pm   Subject: Will this product allow me to grain fill in fewer steps?
I'd like to find a product that I can spray in several coats and sand back to grain fill and seal in one step. Top coat will be nitro in opaque colors. Bodies are alder and swamp ash.

Gemini Coatin ...
  Topic: Inexpensive HVLP turbine or compressor/cheap gun?
JaminJames

Replies: 8
Views: 395

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:05 am   Subject: Inexpensive HVLP turbine or compressor/cheap gun?
I have an Apollo Turbine unit and have found that it is kind of a one trick pony in the world of guitar finishing.

Lon, just wanted to clarify the one trick pony part. Do you mean one trick pony as ...
  Topic: Very detailed finishing schedule. Worthwhile?
JaminJames

Replies: 3
Views: 328

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:58 am   Subject: Very detailed finishing schedule. Worthwhile?
Try it, you may like it. All of our finishing schedules were probably started like this, then modified and modified again, as you find what works better for you to get to the finished product that sat ...
  Topic: Very detailed finishing schedule. Worthwhile?
JaminJames

Replies: 3
Views: 328

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:08 pm   Subject: Very detailed finishing schedule. Worthwhile?
I found this step by step guide and was curious what others thought of it. Thereís a few more steps than the Reranch 101 guide. Does this seems a bit too intense? Iíd like a nice finish, but Iím not i ...
  Topic: Inexpensive HVLP turbine or compressor/cheap gun?
JaminJames

Replies: 8
Views: 395

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:36 am   Subject: Inexpensive HVLP turbine or compressor/cheap gun?
I have an Apollo Turbine unit and have found that it is kind of a one trick pony in the world of guitar finishing. When I first bought it I was doing cabinet work and finishing, so it worked really we ...
  Topic: Inexpensive HVLP turbine or compressor/cheap gun?
JaminJames

Replies: 8
Views: 395

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:08 am   Subject: Inexpensive HVLP turbine or compressor/cheap gun?
I've never shot a guitar body in my life. But I did grow up working on paint crews and have a fair amount of experience spraying out cabinets and interior woodwork. Not the same I know, but in a famil ...
 
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