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nimhb



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinnerboy61 wrote:


This is where it stands as of now...I reapplied it and now I'm letting it sit and dry


Let it dry till it is tacky and then dab off with a tissue or something and then rub in with your finger.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how long would you guestimate before it's tacky?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinnerboy61 wrote:
how long would you guestimate before it's tacky?
How long has it been?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about 15-20 minutes. here's an update after a quick dabbing

BTW sorry to hijack this thread Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good- IMO - You like? YOu can soften up some of the edges with your finger. Kind of work it in a little.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like Wink Thanks Chris. I'm going to let it dry solidly here..where it's at now. It won't rub away will it?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good! It shouldn't rub off. Once it dries it should be good to go and will actually start attracting some real dirt.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last picture. Promise.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking that skipping the grain filling or S&S step might make for an authentic looking aged body with the finish sunk in, but now I am not to sure?

http://www.thisoldguitar.net/id50.html

What do you all think?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbaker wrote:
I was thinking that skipping the grain filling or S&S step might make for an authentic looking aged body with the finish sunk in, but now I am not to sure?

http://www.thisoldguitar.net/id50.html

What do you all think?


I'm not buying that. Personally I think that repro looks like crap. Granted I have not seen every vintage guitar, but I have been able to inspect some 63 strats and none of them ever had grain pop out that much. it all looks too new also for the grain to show that much. The headstock also seem off to me. I've seen it where the front of the headstock is a lot oranger than the back, but the entire back of the neck was a uniform color, not just really orange on the back of the headstock and lighter on the actual neck.

I think that Jokerraces black pine tele would possible be a better example.
http://reranch.com/reranch/viewtopic.php?t=8944

someone feel free to correct me on any of this, but upon further browsing of the This Old Guitar website they still look unrealistic to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No- Vegas - I totally agree with you, I don't think it looks good at all!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbaker wrote:
I was thinking that skipping the grain filling or S&S step might make for an authentic looking aged body with the finish sunk in, but now I am not to sure?

http://www.thisoldguitar.net/id50.html

What do you all think?


Shocked yeah...headstock doesn't look right, and from all the pictures of vintage strats I've seen, I haven't ever seen grain coming out quite like that...But then again..I've never seen any vintage guitars that look like these...
http://www.thisoldguitar.net/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://www.thisoldguitar.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/stratssept002.jpg&target=tlx_new
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have made fun of better relics than these. It is obvious that he has done it with a sander. The relicing looks to staged! He did not blend the different shades on the neck very well. JMHO Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he also has no yellow stained wood underneath any of the strat finishes.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my, I wish I had an icon for shaking my head sadly. Those guitars on this old guitar website would look totally authentic, if everyone who ever owned an original took a belt sander to it. Someone down in Austin needs to speak to that guy. Week and a half turnaround! Shocked I'm wondering if he wrote his own "customer comments"? I guess it's easy to fool someone in Australia that it looks vintage because they most likely don't have many examples to go by. I think you can get away with the thin paint look on woods such as pine or alder, but the grain on ash is just too much for that technique, IMHO. It sounds like he just relics poly covered Strats then strips and stains the neck in a totally un-realistic color that screams hack. Sorry, if I seem upset, but that kind of relicing makes me want to puke! Twisted Evil
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