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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Freddy G, Nov 19, 2016.
Use water soluble aniline dyes for the yellow and they won't fade.
Yes, water soluble aniline dyes being more lightfast. But you can't add them to solvent based finishes to spray as toners. Applying them directly to wood works, and it looks great....but it's a different look.
If the intention is to fade the dye, I suggest shooting the aniline yellow toner extra bright...as in very heavy yellow, then it won't disappear when faded.
Freddy, not trying to rush you or anything but are you getting closer to the next video post?
Yes...in fact 1 of the Les Pauls was completed yesterday and the owner picked it up.
I just need time to edit video now....probably up by the weekend.
Cool, you're probably getting pretty handy with editing by now.
Sometimes a like button just doesn't say enough. Waiting with bated breath for the video.
We are blessed to have Freddy as such an active contributor here! Read all the books you want, but having the chance to watch and interact with him is priceless! (I used to have to sweep the floor at my luthier friend's shop just to get a glimpse at the great work therein). And for what it's worth, he shares his knowledge freely, without regard to one's own skills (or lack thereof). I sure hope that Karma is real!
Another teaser for you guys!
Just going to start wet sanding and buffing this one out. What you are looking at is raw unbuffed lacquer from the last coat shot with my LPH-80 gun. Aniline dyes used for the top and then faded with hardware mounted.
gee. i can't get mine to look that good after buffing. gorgeous
Very nice Freddy. Do you sand in between coats?
Of course. Spray a few coats, sand, spray a few more, sand. Then burst and spray a few coats of clear over the burst to seal it in, sand, spray one last coat heavily thinned.
Hey Freddie, Just wondering if you have tried your hand with any U.V finishes? If you have do you have any recommendations for us? I'm getting kind of fed up with tying up my small shop when i have other work waiting in the wings
No I have not. I like 2k and polyester for how quick they cure....typically I can spray 2k and polish it the next day or two after. That's fast enough for me! But alas...people often want nitro.....so......
RIP Tom Petty. Loved his music.
Let me be the first to say DAYUM!
Those are gorgeous
I'm sad that its almost over. I know you aren't, though
Yep...you-da-man Freddy! Thanks again for an awesome tutorial of the process.
woah dude. you ought to consider doing this for a living. that's spectacular
Absolutely beautiful Freddy. Stunning work, thank you so much for sharing your talent. I practically go back daily and watch parts of this and many other builds as I am in the process of building my first from scratch build using Bartlett's '54 Junior plans. Thanks again!