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  Topic: New finish over an unknown refin
gkyhn

Replies: 19
Views: 406

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: New finish over an unknown refin
The downsides of possible grain filling are far outweighed by the up sides of removing the finish that's there.
There's not very many shortcuts in this hobby that work out well.
  Topic: New finish over an unknown refin
gkyhn

Replies: 19
Views: 406

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 am   Subject: New finish over an unknown refin
It was nice that Marksound and Lon replied but they didn't read the OP which clearly said this is a refin. Really no reason for getting panties in a bunch.

Shellac is a good barrier coat. If you ...
  Topic: Fender. Is it worth it anymore?
gkyhn

Replies: 14
Views: 403

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:53 am   Subject: Fender. Is it worth it anymore?
I have a 40th anniversary Strat, so it's a 1994 model. Made in the USA. If I had cut a neck pocket like it has I would have likely thrown the blank away. It's got a multi-piece body that you can se ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
gkyhn

Replies: 13
Views: 305

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:49 am   Subject: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and an amazing new year!
  Topic: Superglue polishes to a mirror shine since when?!
gkyhn

Replies: 6
Views: 471

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:53 am   Subject: Superglue polishes to a mirror shine since when?!
I think it's been used for quite a while as a finish on bass neck fret boards, particularly fretless. (Is a fret less fret board still a fret board?)
  Topic: still alive...and "Oh, Well"
gkyhn

Replies: 4
Views: 897

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:13 am   Subject: still alive...and "Oh, Well"

still alive...and "Oh, Well"
back from 90 days totally off grid...(internal exile)

30 tons of gravel, a bunch of RR ties...
some actual work done.
inner redneck channelled.
tu ...
  Topic: Customer Pic Slideshow
gkyhn

Replies: 3
Views: 330

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:35 am   Subject: Customer Pic Slideshow
That's quite an impressive body of work!
  Topic: Advice / Help with my first go-round
gkyhn

Replies: 16
Views: 1488

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:37 am   Subject: Advice / Help with my first go-round
I'd move the 30 days from step 10 to step 7.

Spray your clear coats, let it cure for 30 days, then sand and polish.
  Topic: Options for poly finish on a fabric top
gkyhn

Replies: 8
Views: 649

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:19 am   Subject: Options for poly finish on a fabric top
Polycrylic is pretty tough stuff. I've done a fabric and a paper (Jack D labels) finish. Both of them were cleared with straight polycrylic. Both seem plenty tough.
  Topic: Minimum Clear Coat curing time?
gkyhn

Replies: 10
Views: 650

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:18 am   Subject: Minimum Clear Coat curing time?
It looks to me like you have two options...
(1) find paint products in Brazil and do the entire job there
(2) paint the color and clear it with automotive urethane here. It would be safe to put it ...
  Topic: Advice on AC replacement?
gkyhn

Replies: 4
Views: 392

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:53 am   Subject: Advice on AC replacement?
I'm a long time AC contractor and I've been in the business since the 70's. That being said, with AC, Iowa is kind of a different world than CA. That would be a really cheap price here.
Luxaire is ...
  Topic: Concert Tonight - TOTO
gkyhn

Replies: 7
Views: 642

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:03 am   Subject: Concert Tonight - TOTO
Should be a great first show! Have a blast. I'm making the 2 hour trek to the San Jose area tonight. I won tickets for Roger Waters last week. I never saw Pink Floyd, this is probably as close a ...
  Topic: Shoreline Gold and Walnut Outcaster
gkyhn

Replies: 50
Views: 3287

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 7:20 am   Subject: Shoreline Gold and Walnut Outcaster
I'm not a gold hardware guy, but that is a gorgeous guitar! The detail work looks amazing. Love the fret markers.
  Topic: RIP Chris Cornell
gkyhn

Replies: 11
Views: 822

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:22 am   Subject: RIP Chris Cornell
I'm in shock. One of my favorites.
  Topic: How would I go about getting a finish like this?
gkyhn

Replies: 7
Views: 917

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:40 am   Subject: How would I go about getting a finish like this?
I'll be interested in seeing the results.
 
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