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Three Thunder bass refinishes completed.

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat May 14, 2016 3:56 pm



This was completed yesterday, Tru oil finish on all 3.




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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sat May 14, 2016 7:03 pm

Those looks are killer. Nice job on all. I like the trans green but the blue is a close second as well. Nice work

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun May 15, 2016 11:01 am

Thanks, the green was a piece of cake, the blue just wouldn't take well on the multi laminated ash and the red was hard as it reveals all the minor imperfections in the oil.
The customer is happy with both green and blue, he gets the red next weekend and I just hope he's as happy with that too.

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Post by Westbone on Sun May 15, 2016 4:33 pm

Who's a bizzy bee then...Cool

Nice...Smile

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun May 15, 2016 4:37 pm

Green and blue were finished late last year, but yeah  been busy with my strat partsa and a total refurb/refret/refin of a Cimar xr2076,  pearl white thunder 2 bass next Wink

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Post by Westbone on Mon May 16, 2016 10:22 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:  pearl white thunder 2 bass next Wink
How much does it weigh?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon May 16, 2016 10:36 am

I'll tell you when I get it this weekend,  it's had a bad refret apparently   may need a complete refinish so might splash out on a compressor /spray gun setup...

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Post by Westbone on Mon May 16, 2016 1:47 pm

Well if your going to spray 2 pack paint or any paint get yourself some decent breathing apparatus also. Not just a cheap dust mask. Especially 2 pack it's poison!! and sits in yer lungs:face:

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon May 16, 2016 2:04 pm

Yeah thanks  already looked into them,  reckon I can get a compressor for £80,guns £25 each,  respirator around £40,  all obviously low end stuff but upgradable as and when.

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Post by Westbone on Tue May 17, 2016 1:02 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:Yeah thanks  already looked into them,  reckon I can get a compressor for £80,guns £25 each,  respirator around £40,  all obviously low end stuff but upgradable as and when.
....and paint, a small fortune.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue May 17, 2016 2:55 am

Not compared to aerosols!

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Post by Westbone on Tue May 17, 2016 5:06 am

'Not compared to arseoles'...you'll be suprised!....Cool Pearl is a packet.

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Post by corsair on Tue May 17, 2016 6:49 am

Mate, I looked into this a long time ago and that's the reason I use an expert!! The cost of the gear is just the beginning, and if you are going down this road, I would humbly suggest that you buy the best you can afford, eh; crap guns, budget compressors and cheap watertraps etc. are a recipe for a veil of tears... ask me how I know this!!

Then you must learn to use it..... 

An expert has all the gear -  and it's never poop gear!! - and the expertise which is hard earned; I've never ever regretted paying Hans for his work but I have regretted doing a half-arsed job because I was using poor quality kit that I only barely knew how to use!! Laughing

Oh... those Thunders are CHOICE, bro; looking forward to seeing the red one, eh!!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue May 17, 2016 9:14 am

Your advice is appreciated john,  but I'm nothing if not persistent. 
I understand the steep learning curve and the cheaper end of the equipment is limited,  but after speaking to quite a few home builders and a couple of pro finishers I've been steered in the right direction regarding guns, traps,  breathing apparatus  etc,  and I'm pretty confident I can set up for around £250 which will be my budget limit. 
Plus I'll be mostly using nitro early doors which by all accounts is easier to learn with,  ive a couple of junk strat bodies to mess up while getting to grips with it all. 
I guess it's like anything, put in the time and listen to good advice and things will be just that bit easier.

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Post by Adey on Tue May 17, 2016 9:30 am

I've done a few nitro re-finishes in my time, and have thought about the options for a tougher finish, but never got round to finding out about it.
So, if I wanted to get a guitar body repainted in 2 pack, should I seek out someone who specifically does guitar refinishing, or would any car body shop be OK?

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