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  Topic: whats the best thing to strip a ...
Lon

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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:34 pm   Subject: whats the best thing to strip a ...
You might try a product called CitriStrip. Iíve a few times with good success. Lay on fairly heavy with brush, then leave it alone, let it work. When the paint is all bubbled up and wrinkled, then rem ...
  Topic: Bridge string spacing
Lon

Replies: 2
Views: 54

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:33 pm   Subject: Bridge string spacing
What type neck do you have, guitar or bass. More info needed
  Topic: Blending Sand thru
Lon

Replies: 2
Views: 46

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:53 am   Subject: Blending Sand thru
If itís just cleared without color, then respray the whole headstock with 3-4 more coats. If the sand throughs are just at the edge of the tuner holes, maybe the tuners will cover the areas without ha ...
  Topic: How many clear coats on new neck?
Lon

Replies: 1
Views: 128

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm   Subject: How many clear coats on new neck?
Guess I'm a little different, I usually spray the back of the neck with
3-4 coats. For the fingerboard, I use Tru-oil. I do spray the heel to protect it

Others might shoot 3-4 coats over the whol ...
  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
Lon

Replies: 10
Views: 281

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:13 pm   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
Acrylic lacquer is not recommended over nitro, as it creates a solid film that will not let the nitro gas off. I've used nitro over acrylic lacquer many times, using Dupli-Color Perfect Match colors. ...
  Topic: Dumb Ground Wire Question
Lon

Replies: 2
Views: 112

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:45 am   Subject: Dumb Ground Wire Question
I use 20ga buss wire when grounding between pots or switches. It is a solid, stiff, single uninsulatd wire. I wouldn't use a single strand wire that is flexible as it may short out when installing co ...
  Topic: nitrocellulose and an airbrush
Lon

Replies: 4
Views: 192

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:46 am   Subject: nitrocellulose and an airbrush

Thanks for the info. it is strange, but it does dissolve correctly in the reducer.

I did you try to dissolve the powder in the reducer, then add that mixture to nitro? Just an idea for a test of ...
  Topic: adding color without stripping?
Lon

Replies: 2
Views: 120

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:04 pm   Subject: adding color without stripping?
First, you need to find out what kind the satin product they used, poly, nitro, etc. You can use a compatible clear coat product and tint it any color. You probably will need to strip the body of hard ...
  Topic: Fix for Stain
Lon

Replies: 5
Views: 167

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:47 pm   Subject: Fix for Stain
You might use a thin mixture of a green toner to cancel the reddish hue. Bleach probably would create more problems, if the body isn't stripped.
  Topic: Latest Scratch Built Body Completed
Lon

Replies: 3
Views: 185

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:12 am   Subject: Latest Scratch Built Body Completed
Awesome
  Topic: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"
Lon

Replies: 7
Views: 267

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:51 pm   Subject: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"
Thanks for all the replies.
Lon, does transtint come in a rattle can? Looks like its just a dye...which I'm ot really set up to do. (newbie). Are you talking about spraying the entire guitar or ...
  Topic: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"
Lon

Replies: 7
Views: 267

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:30 am   Subject: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"

Thanks Ladyfinisher. Needing a compatible product is my biggest worry. What would the tinted clear do to the red?

The feel thing is a "feel" that is caused from there being very lit ...
  Topic: Clear Coat for Bass Body
Lon

Replies: 3
Views: 185

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:23 pm   Subject: Clear Coat for Bass Body
You can finish it with anything ie: poly, lacquer, 2k ureathane. Now for an easy finish that would bring the grain of the wood, I would suggest using
Tru-oil. Easy to apply, easy to repair, and durab ...
  Topic: Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP!
Lon

Replies: 4
Views: 242

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:13 am   Subject: Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP!

+1 on the 2K. If you're only going to use it for a couple of bodies, you can pick up a disposable respirator for about $25. Just make sure it is rated for cyanogens. SprayMax 2K is expensive, but ...
  Topic: Newbie needs help !
Lon

Replies: 6
Views: 315

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:40 am   Subject: Newbie needs help !
Lou, I didn't see who was posting, I just saw "newbie". You are far from a newbie, as your posts over the years that attests to your skills. Good luck with the bursts. 👍👍
 
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