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  Topic: Headstock Decals
SG Lou

Replies: 434
Views: 217742

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:09 am   Subject: Headstock Decals
Just got my 63 Fender Precision Bass decals from George...TOP OF THE LINE STUFF. Thanks George !
  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
SG Lou

Replies: 10
Views: 315

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 am   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
The KEY to proper application is TIME. You MUST give the acrylic nitro at least a week or two to gas off before you coat it with nitro. I do it all the time, and it works, as long as you wait. The oth ...
  Topic: Finishing an SG paint project
SG Lou

Replies: 4
Views: 146

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:54 am   Subject: Finishing an SG paint project
You read correctly. Rustolium is oil based. Nitro or Acrylic lacquer will not be able to be sprayed over what you already have. You ONLY choice is continue using a enamel based clear or water based Ac ...
  Topic: Cool video of truly handmade guitars
SG Lou

Replies: 5
Views: 631

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:23 am   Subject: Cool video of truly handmade guitars
Shocked

I will never complain about my tools again..not after seeing what this guy works with.

AMAZING
  Topic: 1962 Gibson SG Les Paul Turned Red turned to a Brown Red
SG Lou

Replies: 2
Views: 322

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:35 am   Subject: Re: 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: Newbie needs help !
SG Lou

Replies: 6
Views: 328

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:27 am   Subject: Re: Newbie needs help !

This is something I never thought I'd see. Laughing


There's a first time for everything Wink

Thanks Guys....

The best way is to strip the body back to wood.

And Lon, Of course i'm ...
  Topic: Newbie needs help !
SG Lou

Replies: 6
Views: 328

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:31 am   Subject: Newbie needs help !
Yeah you read that right Ladies and Gents. I'm a "newbie"....well for what I'm about to do anyway.
I need your help. I got a hold of a Squire P-Bass FOR FREE and I'm not digging the black b ...
  Topic: Spalted Maple Top
SG Lou

Replies: 11
Views: 413

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:25 am   Subject: Spalted Maple Top
Thank you!

would the sanding be lsimilar to sanding as described in the basic refinishing here on the Reranch page?

Is it dry sanding?

Real novice here!

Yes it is dry sanding. As state ...
  Topic: WTB. MIJ or Squire P-Bass Body in 3 tone Sunburst
SG Lou

Replies: 0
Views: 151

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:26 pm   Subject: WTB. MIJ or Squire P-Bass Body in 3 tone Sunburst
I have everything else, just need the body. Too damn busy and or lazy to put a finish on it so that's why I want one already done on the 3 tone burst.
Lemme know what you got !
Lou
  Topic: WTF is up with Photobucket?
SG Lou

Replies: 17
Views: 1307

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:45 pm   Subject: WTF is up with Photobucket?
I'm gonna have to do the same Mad
  Topic: Nitro paint storage shelf life
SG Lou

Replies: 5
Views: 458

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:35 pm   Subject: Nitro paint storage shelf life
Not sure about spray cans but bulk lacquers , as long as it's properly seal will last a while. Over a very long period of time it may thicken up a bit but nothing a little thinner can't fix.
  Topic: Antique Pelham
SG Lou

Replies: 9
Views: 960

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:18 am   Subject: Antique Pelham
I do not advise sanding back ANY metallic finish. You'll ruin the metallic effect.
  Topic: Les Paul Build
SG Lou

Replies: 17
Views: 2746

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:27 am   Subject: Les Paul Build
Can't wait for the weather to break so I can FINALLY finish this one up.
I also have another LP in the works as we speak although I don't know what route I'm going to take on it. I had the wood, i'm ...
  Topic: New LP project
SG Lou

Replies: 75
Views: 7674

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:18 am   Subject: New LP project
Beautiful job there my friend.
Glad you were able to solve that ground issue Wink
  Topic: Ash Les Paul Project
SG Lou

Replies: 23
Views: 4598

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:10 am   Subject: Ash Les Paul Project
Looks great.
2 things i did notice is how you ventured slightly from a traditional LP build technique. My neck tenons are 90 degrees to the neck plane and I route the neck mortise 4.4 degrees to the ...
 
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