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  Topic: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"
kingsxman

Replies: 7
Views: 271

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:41 am   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"
kingsxman

Replies: 7
Views: 271

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:47 am   Subject: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"
Maybe somebody else will know exactly what they mean by "Lacquer". It seems to be a pretty broad term these days, nitro? water base? You would need to know for sure and use a compatible prod ...
  Topic: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"
kingsxman

Replies: 7
Views: 271

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:37 pm   Subject: Question about adding tinted lacquer to a "satin"
So I just received a new 2016 Gibson ES-335 with a satin finish on it. I was hoping for more wood grain (nope) and hoping the satin finish was more vintage looking (nope) so I could replace the chrom ...
  Topic: How long does it take you to Wetsand?
kingsxman

Replies: 48
Views: 5566

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:45 pm   Subject: How long does it take you to Wetsand?
I don't wetsand in circles. Usually start at the neck route to butt in straight lines going with the grain. The next grit I go 90 degrees, again in a straight lines. I will inspect the surface, making ...
  Topic: How long does it take you to Wetsand?
kingsxman

Replies: 48
Views: 5566

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:51 am   Subject: How long does it take you to Wetsand?
Thanks Lon. Dumb question...but don't you use a circular pattern when wet sanding?

I think I know what my problem was then: too much pressure and letting the grit build up. That grit probably c ...
  Topic: How long does it take you to Wetsand?
kingsxman

Replies: 48
Views: 5566

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:16 pm   Subject: How long does it take you to Wetsand?
So question: How much pressure do you use between grits? I am taking the shine off a body to give it more of a "lived in" VOS look. I also wanted to take some of the thicker nitro off. ...
  Topic: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
kingsxman

Replies: 13
Views: 2247

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:34 am   Subject: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
Just drop by to admire your Les Paul again. Laughing

Gee, you know what you are doing better than most of us if not all of us. Wink

LOL. Thanks but not really. I seem to do ok with the relic ...
  Topic: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
kingsxman

Replies: 13
Views: 2247

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:35 am   Subject: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
Nice transparent honey sunburst! Razz

Not sure why you are wet sanding starting at 600 or 800 and on up but why not the other way around? With MicroMesh sand with 3200 what Mr. Clevername suggested ...
  Topic: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
kingsxman

Replies: 13
Views: 2247

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:01 pm   Subject: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
I use a small squirt of dish soap because my grandad did when we made pinewood derby cars together. I think it's more snake oil than fact though, I just stick with it out of habit/tradition.

Thanks ...
  Topic: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
kingsxman

Replies: 13
Views: 2247

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:03 am   Subject: dulling nitro finish: use soap in wetsanding or not?
I am going to dull and remove some of the nitro on my 2014 Gibson R8. Even though its VOS its still a bit too glossy for me. I want to give it that real old vintage look. Depending on how it goes.. ...
  Topic: HELP! First refinish and I'm screwing up-- FINISHED!!!
kingsxman

Replies: 135
Views: 22353

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:46 pm   Subject: HELP! First refinish and I'm screwing up-- FINISHED!!!
THis was a good read. I have to admit I didn't think the OP had the patience to go through with it. Good job.

Curious if there is a pic of the finished product? (And have someone take a good p ...
  Topic: Pinholes and Orange Peel and Problems, Oh My!
kingsxman

Replies: 30
Views: 4637

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:53 pm   Subject: Pinholes and Orange Peel and Problems, Oh My!

color ... always orange peels. dont touch it! dont sand it? just get even thin flat coverage. flat ... if its orange peeley on the front try to match it on the back. ittl look more consistent when i ...
  Topic: Using the reranch nitro lacquer
kingsxman

Replies: 5
Views: 879

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:35 pm   Subject: Using the reranch nitro lacquer
http://reranch.com/101.htm

FWIW...I found this to be very confusing...until I realized that the different "topics" were at the bottom of the page and you needed to click on them. Helped ...
  Topic: Recommendations on 57 Goldtop Les Paul back stain color
kingsxman

Replies: 5
Views: 861

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:09 pm   Subject: Recommendations on 57 Goldtop Les Paul back stain color
Thx. Unfortunately its either aerosol or direct stain for me. No gun.
  Topic: Razorblade checking: anyone got good tips or instructions?
kingsxman

Replies: 0
Views: 466

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:06 pm   Subject: Razorblade checking: anyone got good tips or instructions?
I'm going to redo the top on a gold top project that I'm working on (les Paul) and I thought before I sanded the top again I'd try my hand at razor blade checking. Good practice. Wondering if an ...
 
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