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Post by grogg on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:44 am

That looks great John, especially considering the wreck you started with.

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Post by Westbone on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:06 am

Looking slimey, stripey and of course green. Smile
Taking shape and looking effective.
Wait 'till the lacquer goes on. Taliking of lacquer you also can add a hint of green to a few coats. Only a few drops.

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:17 pm

Definatelty show a picture when yuo are done to the previous owner so they can see what they missed out on. It's looking great. I think the dark green/black mix will look good around the edges, just try not to get too much over the top - you want that veneer to be seen.

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Post by Westbone on Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:20 pm

A lot of car paint suppliers will sell you a 250ml. 'tester' for about a fiver. More than enough to do a burst.
You'll have to use a spray gun though + thinners. Or as you mentioned get a pro shop to do it. Motorcycle tank artist have all the right gear and is a simple job for them. Shouldn't cost much at all..

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Post by grogg on Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:46 pm

I like the idea of doing this:-
"Metallic looking edges are made by applying a silver burst around the body, then painting the entire body in the translucent color of choice."
Seems in keeping with the guitar shape..

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:49 pm

A little darker, slightly blueish tint is what I'm thinking for the 350. But this is close

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Post by corsair on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:19 pm

Right, I outsourced the spraying of the burst because I don't have the skills, gear or inclination, so an airbrush artist did it for me.... there's dark green pearl in that black!!





Now the applying of the clear can begin...

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:31 pm

Great work sir - comparing this to what you started with is a great achievment. I love the Green, I love the burst. Looking Great!

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Post by Iceman on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:32 pm

Zounds!! Drool!

That there is right purty!! Excited Drool

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:35 pm

For the clear are you doing Poly? Laquer?

For my projects that you have seen on here I have used Poly with great success, but, I think for the 350 I'm working on, I'm going to to try laquer. if you are doing laquer, please be detailed in your spraying technique and the sand paper grits you use - thanks

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Post by Barry on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:22 pm

Almost makes me want to redo mine.
I said, "almost"!
Great stuff John! Dance 1


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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:28 pm

Barry wrote:Almost makes me want to redo mine.
I said, "almost"!
Great stuff John! Dance 1


When in doubt, redo the damned thing eh

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Post by Barry on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:49 pm

No way! Sweated blood last time.
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Post by corsair on Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:34 am

sarcaster wrote:For the clear are you doing Poly? Laquer?

Haven't decided yet... leaning towards a 2 pack poly, or a marine poly...

If I do use lacquer, I'll certainly keep a log!!

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:37 am

It's looking very nice indeedy Very Happy

2 pack is much harder wearing than cellulose/acrylic.
Any auto spray shop use it daily.

2K(pack) is highly poisonous. I wouldn't attempt it without the proper equipment.

The body has come out really good, wait 'till you get that lacquer on cyclops

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Post by corsair on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:56 am

Thanks, Damian; that's what the paint gurus are telling me as well....

Might have a tilt with a marine polyurethane??

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:37 am

Don't know about the marine gear.

Which paint did they use on the burst?

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:55 am

Kopped this the other day.
Might follow suit if I can find the time, depends.




Man these pups scream in all the right ways.
Think these style guitars look fantastic with the figured veneer.


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Post by hoax on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:00 am


Really nice work John...

and Damian - Your Urchin looks a bit too nice to refinish. I only refinish chewed up guitars, particularly when I have a doubler in the same colour.

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:04 am

Yeah but it's just 'black'

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Post by hoax on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:19 am

Westbone wrote:Yeah but it's just 'black'

I know what you are saying. I recently refinished 2 black Westbury Standards. They were chewed up, I already have a black one and........ they were.... well.... just black.

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:30 am

Yes corsair's is much more 'interesting'
Do like the green burst.
The red one, GAS man's is very nice too.

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Post by hoax on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:34 am


Damian

What happened to "Superthunder" - The kick ass, veneered, zebra totin' rock monster? Not finished yet?

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Post by corsair on Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:00 am

Paint used on the burst was just a black enamel, with some dark green pearl thrown in. The guy who did it has been commissioned in the past to do airbrush pictures for the rugby world cup, and they were sensational, so doing this sort of thing isn't exactly a challenge!

I'll tell you, these things just beg to be strongly finished; black doesn't do them justice, I reckon; I was tempted to do a 2 tint burst, with a black border, but figured I should stop before it got TOO busy!

I'm going to have a crack at a twin neck next, and that's going to have a highly figured top and a multicolour tint...

Thanks all....

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:34 am

I'd make sure that enamel is compatible to whatever clear your putting on.

Not a good idea to mix and match different types of paint.

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Post by Barry on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:17 am

corsair wrote:...I'll tell you, these things just beg to be strongly finished; black doesn't do them justice, I reckon...
I think you're right John. They are an extraordinarily unusual shape and Westbone's right too, just plain black really doesn't do anything to enhance the thing.

That said, mine was originally black as well (and buggered up on top of it mind) and the urge to brighten it up was very strong, so I know where youse guyz iz coming from. Here's mine for comparison. The colour reads as white in these pix, but the true colour is "butter cream", a little bit warmer.



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