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  Topic: turquoise dye/paint
statorvane

Replies: 13
Views: 160

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:46 am   Subject: turquoise dye/paint
Statorvane, just curious: why did you lacquer the whole body when it was only the headstock that you were really interested in..?

The lacquer will yellow over time, and I wanted the body to match ...
  Topic: turquoise dye/paint
statorvane

Replies: 13
Views: 160

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:56 am   Subject: turquoise dye/paint
The DupliColor automotive colored lacquers dry really hard unlike my enamel experiences. You can buff out DupliColor lacquers to a mirror like finish without any clear.

I know some people here hav ...
  Topic: turquoise dye/paint
statorvane

Replies: 13
Views: 160

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:56 am   Subject: turquoise dye/paint
The Rustoleum is enamel. Skip it and head to an auto parts store. See what you can find in the DupliColor spray cans - acrylic lacquer. Much better than Rustoleum. Probably around $8 per can and you'l ...
  Topic: Advice / Help with my first go-round
statorvane

Replies: 28
Views: 1919

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:15 pm   Subject: Advice / Help with my first go-round
So if you are using a Preval, mix up a bulk dye in lacquer thinner. Directions for bulk mixture are in RR 101. You will dilute this at least 4 parts thinner to one part dye. Maybe even more. Spray rep ...
  Topic: Bass neck construction advice needed
statorvane

Replies: 6
Views: 181

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:37 am   Subject: Bass neck construction advice needed
I'm going to start building another out of maple and mean while, carve the back of this one and see what happens.

I built a Tele one piece maple neck - 2nd project and it had a little backbow. I h ...
  Topic: A new project...... 78 Fender P-bass...
statorvane

Replies: 13
Views: 406

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:00 am   Subject: A new project...... 78 Fender P-bass...
Man, I don't know, that grain really looks good. Might be worth running the top though a planer and take off say 1/64th to 1/32nd of an inch to eliminate the wood burning. Then finish natural or amber ...
  Topic: Les Paul Special Top Finish In Trouble
statorvane

Replies: 5
Views: 224

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:04 am   Subject: Les Paul Special Top Finish In Trouble
Try some naphtha (lighter fluid).
  Topic: Advice / Help with my first go-round
statorvane

Replies: 28
Views: 1919

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:35 am   Subject: Advice / Help with my first go-round
It works out much easier for me to mask all binding before applying toner/shader coats. Once done, all I have to scrape is the top of the binding - the sides are masked.

I don't bother with maskin ...
  Topic: Low action and fret buzz
statorvane

Replies: 11
Views: 375

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:02 pm   Subject: Low action and fret buzz
Maybe doing a fall off is necessary,

You know I tried that once. Got rid of some buzz - most of it, but it effectively raised the action near the body. I found it counterproductive. I just raise t ...
  Topic: Paint in neck pocket
statorvane

Replies: 3
Views: 295

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:54 am   Subject: Paint in neck pocket
A nice sharp chisel and a controlled hand would be my first choice.

+1.
  Topic: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
statorvane

Replies: 5
Views: 386

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:15 am   Subject: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
Got a piece of ebony laying around? Pretty black on it's own; should make a good shim.

BTW, very cool looking guitar.
  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
statorvane

Replies: 10
Views: 623

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:13 am   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
You won't need a barrier between the DupliColor color coat and nitro clear lacquer. You can't go wrong with nitro (ReRanch, MinWax, etc.) over the DupliColor. Plenty of guys here have done that.
  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
statorvane

Replies: 10
Views: 623

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:58 am   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
Frankly, I have tried the DupliColor clear and it is junk. You are infinitely better off using a nitro clear coat over the Duplicolor color coats, than trying to use their clear products.
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
statorvane

Replies: 6
Views: 370

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:24 am   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
I can see where if you have saddles adjust near their maximum hight that could induce some tendency toward lateral saddle movement when playing.

Is it possible there is a shim in the back of the S ...
  Topic: Rubbing compound
statorvane

Replies: 2
Views: 284

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:04 am   Subject: Rubbing compound
I've used 3M automotive rubbing compound - no silicone in there. It works great. You'll want to follow it up with something like Finesse or a polish to get that deep finish look.
 
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