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

Replies: 1
Views: 7

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: 294

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: 294

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: 191

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: 155

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.
  Topic: Fix for Stain
statorvane

Replies: 5
Views: 174

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:58 am   Subject: Fix for Stain
Did the stain leach into the wood, or is it just near the surface? You might be able to scrape it off with a single edge razor blade.
  Topic: Clear Coat for Bass Body
statorvane

Replies: 3
Views: 191

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:07 am   Subject: Clear Coat for Bass Body
Well, I have not had a good experience w/polycrylic. I used it to seal a poplar body Strat I scratch built. It didn't cure or dry very well. Felt gummy and really loaded up the sandpaper. Not really s ...
  Topic: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
statorvane

Replies: 6
Views: 290

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:50 am   Subject: What sheen level do you consider the finish in this video?
... but it's flat black and supposedly nitro,

Test before use. If you read carefully the description says blended nitro.
  Topic: New bass -ALL DONE - new pics
statorvane

Replies: 13
Views: 761

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:40 am   Subject: New bass -ALL DONE - new pics
Very cool top piece. That's going to be a killer looking bass.
  Topic: 65 SG Jr Project Thread - All Finished
statorvane

Replies: 21
Views: 2565

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:26 am   Subject: 65 SG Jr Project Thread - All Finished
Awesome guitar!
  Topic: Advice / Help with my first go-round
statorvane

Replies: 16
Views: 1319

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:55 am   Subject: Advice / Help with my first go-round
No need to tape the top of the binding. I've done exactly what you were thinking, scraping the top with a razor blade - sharp.

have you already sealed the body? No need to tape anything except the ...
  Topic: Advice / Help with my first go-round
statorvane

Replies: 16
Views: 1319

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:55 am   Subject: Advice / Help with my first go-round
Dye process - this seems to be just work the fade darkest color to lightest??? (mix the dye the night before seems to be the safest bet, and wipe with a cloth prior to) - allow to dry overnight

I' ...
  Topic: Squire P-Bass re-finish, what did I do wrong?
statorvane

Replies: 8
Views: 561

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:06 am   Subject: Squire P-Bass re-finish, what did I do wrong?
If you've sealed the wood, you can skip the primer. I'd leave out the primer.

I've only used BINS over a sealed Squire Tele body. It worked out fine.
  Topic: 5e3 troubleshooting assistance needed
statorvane

Replies: 19
Views: 1208

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:38 am   Subject: 5e3 troubleshooting assistance needed
Glad you got this sorted out.

It seems whoever had this amplifier prior was interested in much higher preamp voltages. Not sure why.
  Topic: 5e3 troubleshooting assistance needed
statorvane

Replies: 19
Views: 1208

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:46 am   Subject: 5e3 troubleshooting assistance needed
Measuring from pin 4 to 5 and you should see 6.3 volts. Within 10% is okay. Your heater wiring is center tapped right?
 
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