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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Telzilla, Feb 13, 2018.
You can wet sand to blend it.
Will that work even though I've got a coat of vintage amber, a coat of the orangeish color and then another coat of the vintage amber on top? Also, it's totally dry at this point.
I don't have much experience doing hand rubbed bursts, and the experience I do have wasn't too successful...so I can't really offer any advice on how to fix the transition. All I'll add is that you do need to fix it somehow, or start over, because it just doesn't look too good the way it is now. And I have a feeling that if you were to add some coats of nitro on top of that, the way it is, it would just accentuate the problem transition areas.
Big help, aren't I?
Wet sanding shouldwork. Ive done many burst finishes and i wet sand between each coat until satisfied.
Use 2000 grit. Soak it in a glass of water until soft.
Personally, I think you need a middle color to get that hard line out. I always start with the base, like you
did say the Amber, then I mix in the outer color into about half the remaining Amber to get my
"transition" coat, then I use the outer color. I actually go so far as to using 4 different colors for my
bursts. Having said that, I think by using each color into the next one when mixing it, it makes for a
Rub in some very diluted yellow dye on that border with swirls.
Here's where we are at this point, after a mix of wetsanding, 000 Scotch brite pad, and a couple more coats of various mixes of dye.
Like I said, I think I'm going to spray some tinted reranch clear on it before clearcoats. Frankly, I'd like a little more orangey color on the edges, but I'm concerned about blending it in.
I just keep fooling around with it, I guess this is a little darker
Looks much better! Clear coat will bring that out even more I think.