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  Topic: New Members Advice Thread
Lon

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:58 am   Subject: New Members Advice Thread
Welcome to the forum.
  Topic: Advice / Help with my first go-round
Lon

Replies: 28
Views: 1901

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:18 am   Subject: Advice / Help with my first go-round
The bleach shouldn’t seep thru the nitro and shellac. Wet and ring out a rag with the bleach and wipe the body. Let it dry and see how it affected the coloring. Repeat until all coloring is gone. Afte ...
  Topic: Advice / Help with my first go-round
Lon

Replies: 28
Views: 1901

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:28 pm   Subject: Advice / Help with my first go-round
With what you have now, I would think about using household Chlorine bleach to remove the coloring. Clean the surface with wipes of naptha and let dry. Wipe the bleach onto the surface and let dry. Th ...
  Topic: Color over black?
Lon

Replies: 4
Views: 167

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 am   Subject: Color over black?
Light primer for light paint and dark primer for dark paint. I have always used that method as well. Whatever primer you use, it is important to make sure you have even coverage.
  Topic: PRS Vintage Orange on Mahogany
Lon

Replies: 5
Views: 220

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:59 pm   Subject: PRS Vintage Orange on Mahogany
I wonder what that "isolator" is.

Probably a sanding sealer or vinyl sealer
  Topic: catalyzed urethane
Lon

Replies: 15
Views: 279

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:43 pm   Subject: catalyzed urethane
I could be wrong, but I think I've heard the old Fender method for cleaning frets of lacquer involved making a 6p nail into a scraping tool, by grinding/filing a fret-shaped cut-out in the nail's head ...
  Topic: catalyzed urethane
Lon

Replies: 15
Views: 279

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:30 am   Subject: catalyzed urethane
Another option. I’ve sprayed Truoil with a mixture of 75/25% and naptha. The two necks I did came out great. I also did a light fret crowning
  Topic: catalyzed urethane
Lon

Replies: 15
Views: 279

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:02 pm   Subject: catalyzed urethane
Hmmmm. If that what he wants, tape off the frets and spray 3-4 mist coats with 15 minutes in between and let cure. I usually spray 3-4 wet coats on bodies.

That should give it glossy, hard finish. ...
  Topic: catalyzed urethane
Lon

Replies: 15
Views: 279

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:00 pm   Subject: catalyzed urethane
Hmmmm. 2K ureathane is mixed with a hardner, but I wouldn’t use as as a wipe on finish. I would think that any top coat that has a catalyst, should be sprayed. Wonder what finish material they are tal ...
  Topic: Help pricing a vintage Precision bass
Lon

Replies: 1
Views: 103

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:32 pm   Subject: Help pricing a vintage Precision bass
It would probably be worth it if serial number reflect the correct year, the neck/body are dated/signed and all the hardware/electronics are original.
Refretting is common practice for older guitars, ...
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
Lon

Replies: 387
Views: 69101

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:55 am   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
👍👍👍. Good luck
  Topic: Shellac orange peel under tru oil
Lon

Replies: 14
Views: 421

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:21 pm   Subject: Shellac orange peel under tru oil
I have sprayed Tru-oil with a 75/25% mixture of Truoil and naptha with good results. Level sanded and polished with pumice and rotten stone to high gloss

Wiping takes a lot of wiping coats to build ...
  Topic: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...
Lon

Replies: 13
Views: 400

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:45 am   Subject: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...
I agree with statorvane, in working the top down a few thousands of an inch to get rid of the signatures, sand the back to bare wood, remove any remaining finish to bare wood. Clean with naptha and ap ...
  Topic: Tinting/Altering Crown Royal Purple Metallic
Lon

Replies: 2
Views: 163

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:14 pm   Subject: Tinting/Altering Crown Royal Purple Metallic
Try it on scrap, it may be to your liking. Mixing the tint might problematic trying to recreate the mix. Start light and work up to the color you want
  Topic: Clear coat
Lon

Replies: 3
Views: 206

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:09 pm   Subject: Clear coat
Pics would help identify your problem. What you are seeing maybe due to the clear coat over the metallic color coat. It is usually 2-3 times thicker than a solid color, and the reflections of the flak ...
 
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