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  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
thesjkexperience

Replies: 10
Views: 339

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:06 pm   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
Lol 😝. Now you tell me!

Do you think shellac would work as a barrier between paint types?

What will be interesting is it is supposed to get down to 18F and is 22F already. Iím not sure i ...
  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
thesjkexperience

Replies: 10
Views: 339

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:00 pm   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
Thanks!

I lucked out and found a small spray can of dupli-color clear in my stash. Hopefully that is it. I sprayed a red sparkle and feel I need a big clear coat thickness so I donít hit the flake ...
  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
thesjkexperience

Replies: 10
Views: 339

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:01 am   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
There are some cool car colors not offered in true nitro so I need a quick lesson in how they work together or not.

1) Is there a different application schedule for acrylic vs nitro?

2) Is ther ...
  Topic: Early Blackguard finishing techniques
thesjkexperience

Replies: 0
Views: 217

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:05 pm   Subject: Early Blackguard finishing techniques
We all know Leo was frugal especially in the early days.

Does anyone have techniques for getting that early blackguard look. I thought 1 or 2 sand n seal coats and maybe 3 lacquer coats for the ne ...
  Topic: Shellac for s&s coat?
thesjkexperience

Replies: 2
Views: 265

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:50 pm   Subject: Shellac for s&s coat?
Thank you! Iíll give it a go.
  Topic: Sourcing bodies and necks
thesjkexperience

Replies: 26
Views: 1457

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:14 am   Subject: Sourcing bodies and necks
Iíve had the best results from Musikraft though I agree once you want something besides rock maple it gets too expensive! Most charge $30 for roasted maple where MK charges $100.

It takes far les ...
  Topic: Shellac for s&s coat?
thesjkexperience

Replies: 2
Views: 265

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:51 pm   Subject: Shellac for s&s coat?
Iím doing an aged natural flamed maple 335 and wanted the tint from the shellac to be the color. Do I treat the shellac the same way as sand & seal?

I am rapidly running out of warm weather her ...
  Topic: Spray rig recommendations
thesjkexperience

Replies: 4
Views: 664

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:31 pm   Subject: Spray rig recommendations
I'm building only 10 - 20 guitars per year and the spray cans have too many extra chemicals for my health, so that, and an indoor door spraying project, have me looking for a decent quality spray gun ...
  Topic: Glued neck. Glue first or paint first?
thesjkexperience

Replies: 6
Views: 1022

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:08 am   Subject: Glued neck. Glue first or paint first?
Thanks everypony. I think I started one once where I was going to paint first, but changed my mind and glued first. I use hot hide glue so quickness is important and that could damage the finish.
  Topic: Glued neck. Glue first or paint first?
thesjkexperience

Replies: 6
Views: 1022

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:16 pm   Subject: Glued neck. Glue first or paint first?
Title says it all. I usually glue first, but I wanted to find out if I should finish first for any specific reason?

Thanks!
  Topic: Dangers of spraying below 60 degrees?
thesjkexperience

Replies: 3
Views: 595

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:54 pm   Subject: Dangers of spraying below 60 degrees?
Thanks! The humidity is 39% and I really just need to spray sand and seal today. I'm out of clear that I really wanted to spray.
  Topic: Dangers of spraying below 60 degrees?
thesjkexperience

Replies: 3
Views: 595

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:30 pm   Subject: Dangers of spraying below 60 degrees?
What troubles am I asking for by spraying while in the 50s if the humidity is below 50% and I heat the cans?
  Topic: Removing dye from inlay
thesjkexperience

Replies: 10
Views: 1457

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:06 pm   Subject: Removing dye from inlay
I have scraped faux binding a few times, but I haven't worked with RR spray dye and do not know if it will come off the binding. I do have different binding (white) here in the shop though it is diff ...
  Topic: Roth rattle bombs and SEM high build primer to arrive by Wed
thesjkexperience

Replies: 4
Views: 906

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:22 pm   Subject: Roth rattle bombs and SEM high build primer to arrive by Wed
Please post pics and your opinion of the quality. I'm getting tired of the same old colors.
  Topic: Removing dye from inlay
thesjkexperience

Replies: 10
Views: 1457

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:34 pm   Subject: Removing dye from binding
OOOO Steel wool will also work.

I do have a related question. Will the blue dye in the Reranch spray can come off plastic binding? The binding is ivoroid and I can scrape it with a razor or some ...
 
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