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Cobe



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject: Blister/bubbles Reply with quote







I know what I did wrong, just want to know whether it's best to strip the whole thing and start over, or whether I can get away with sanding down those two spots and slowly recoat to build back up. The rest of it actually turned out nice, so hate to redo the entire body. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start over.

Trying to fix that might turn out ok, but probably not. Count it as a lesson and do it again.

Make sure that any solvents are dried out before you paint, and don't place the painted body near any heat source.
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Cobe



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh...yeah, figured that was probably what I should do. What's the best way to strip it? Wipe with a rag doused in thinner? Or spritz it with thinner, let sit then scrap with a plastic putty knife? Since the shop is closed, would this be an acceptable primer substitute? I heard some people have had success with Rustoleum.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Painters Touch 2x stuff is enamel. At least the colors are.

I would use Duplicolor Sandable primer. That's lacquer.

Available in White, Grey, Red, Black

https://duplicolor.com/product/sandable-primer
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Cobe



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rick, I do want to stick with the lacquer.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Letting GOB paint your guitar is always a huge mistake. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lacquer under coat will stick to the lacquer. Then you can put paint over it. Only lacquer will stick to lacquer. The under coat, primer, will have a rough surface for other products to grab to. I will bet you can pull the paint off that like a band aid.

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Cobe



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Most of the time I feel like GOB working on these things.

Ladyfinisher - you're right, I was able to peel it right off with a warm hairdryer and plastic putty knife, got it recoated and I'm off.

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