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  Topic: 1962 Gibson SG Les Paul Turned Red turned to a Brown Red
Norman Moren

Replies: 2
Views: 321

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:26 am   Subject: 1962 Gibson SG Les Paul Turned Red turned to a Brown Red
My 1962 Gibson Les Paul Was originally Red
If you remove the pick guard and control cavity cover
You can see the Original Bright Red
I guess the Clear Lacquer has naturally browned
Is there anyway ...
  Topic: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
Norman Moren

Replies: 8
Views: 604

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:27 pm   Subject: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
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 ...
  Topic: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
Norman Moren

Replies: 8
Views: 604

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:03 am   Subject: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
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 an ...
  Topic: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
Norman Moren

Replies: 8
Views: 604

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:06 am   Subject: Spraying Reranch Mary Kaye Finish On Fender Ash Body
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 ...
  Topic: Fender Candy Apple Red On Stratocaster Body
Norman Moren

Replies: 2
Views: 549

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:28 am   Subject: Fender Candy Apple Red On Stratocaster Body
Hello All
I am going to paint a Startocaster Body In
Candy Apple Red Which Reranch Gold is Best
To use as a base coat Gold top Gibson Gold Or Shoreline Fender Gold
the only 2 golds available on th ...
  Topic: 1966 Gibson Firebird Refinish
Norman Moren

Replies: 6
Views: 1326

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:48 pm   Subject: 1966 Gibson Firebird Refinish
Its already had a botched rein look terrible
Im going to do it so it looks like a 50 year old
Inverness green which turns to Sherwood Green
if you have ever seen one that has been out in the elemen ...
  Topic: 1966 Gibson Firebird Refinish
Norman Moren

Replies: 6
Views: 1326

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:53 am   Subject: 1966 Gibson Firebird Refinish
I have a 1966 Gibson Firebird
Sunbuurst Finish looks Terrible
I want to do a custom Color available for that year
I will Strip it and get it ready for paint
My question is after Stripping the Fini ...
  Topic: Painting A Stratocaster 62 Reissue Body In Lake Placid Blue
Norman Moren

Replies: 2
Views: 664

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:38 pm   Subject: Painting A Stratocaster 62 Reissue Body In Lake Placid Blue
I have an Olympic White Stratocaster Body
I was going to Spray over it But i Stripped It
With Dads Paint and Varnish Stripper a gel works Excellent
Im Down to Bare wood now After I Seal it With ReR ...
  Topic: Question on Stratocaster Color Change On Body
Norman Moren

Replies: 4
Views: 618

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:12 pm   Subject: Question on Stratocaster Color Change On Body
Ok
That makes perfect sense
Thankyou
  Topic: Question on Stratocaster Color Change On Body
Norman Moren

Replies: 4
Views: 618

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:30 am   Subject: Question on Stratocaster Color Change On Body
Thanks
Whats the difference between Naphtha and lacquer thinner?
Can you explain i Have Lacquer thinner i use for cleaning
I know Naphtha smells stronger and eats your skin
but have never used it
  Topic: Question on Stratocaster Color Change On Body
Norman Moren

Replies: 4
Views: 618

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:53 pm   Subject: Question on Stratocaster Color Change On Body
2000 Fender Stratocaster Original Olympic White
Want to change the Color to Lake Placid Blue
Don't want To Strip The Body Just Go Over It
Its Nitro now with nitro Clear Factory finish
Should I Jus ...
 
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