The Drama Queen

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Barnaby, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Seamus

    Seamus Senior Member

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    How's the finishing coming on this beauty?
     
  2. Barnaby

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    A basic layer sprayed, more to be sprayed in early July. :thumb:
     
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  3. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    I see. So you let each single coat harden for a couple/few months before applying the next?

    I guess that'll insure that when you are done there just ain't any off-gassing left to do ;)

    Yer takin "epic build" a bit literally don't you think? ;-)
     
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  4. Open_Book

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    You've ordered a crop-duster, haven't you. :)
     
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    I have heard it's not a great idea to let it cure completely and then spray more?? The idea is that you create thin layers on top of each other which are much more prone to chipping. You may want to try and soften the lacquer with mostly thinner for the first coat. That may help. Is there a reason you are waiting so long Barnaby? Maybe so you can spray a few guitars all at once??

    Cheers Peter.
     
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  6. Barnaby

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    Yes, the reason is to do with timing and opportunity in the workshop. Basically, I need to cover everything in plastic and turn the space into a devoted spray area. I also need the right weather and conditions, and can't do any other work for a few days. In fact, in early July I will be doing several guitars at the same time for this very reason. There's a long story behind the lacquering of this guitar...

    Thanks for the thinner tip, by the way. I will try that. :thumb:
     
  7. Barnaby

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    ...well, something a vowel away from that, at least. :naughty:
     
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    Don't take my word for it! ;-) I'd wait to get some more advice from some of the seasoned pros around here! I figured as much for the lacquer spraying. Beats spraying in the apartment though! ;-)

    Cheers Peter.
     
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  9. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    For this very reason I ended up shooting 3 guitars at once. Unfortunately the result of shoehorning the job into a smaller window than was ideal resulted in 3 less than perfect jobs :)

    I rushed the prepping and grain filling, and spraying as well.

    All 3 guitars are OK, but I know for a fact I could have done better.

    I'll only do one at a time from now on...
     
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    Bump for a progress report. Barn, you out there?
     
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    B told me he's taking a break from here. So don't hold your breath for a possible month, Seamus
     
  12. Seamus

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    How about now? :hmm:
     
  13. Barnaby

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    It's all ready for new lacquer. The last coats reacted with the stuff underneath, so it all got scraped off and I had to begin again (sigh). Now, I simply wait for the temperature to be warm enough and can spray the clear, then buff and polish. Everything else is done.
     
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    If this winter is anything like last, that should sideline you until May... :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
     
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    Well, it's on to the re-refinish. Sanding away all the traces of the Z-Poxy as I will redo the mahogany with a different pore filler. I wonder if there'll be any guitar left by the end? :hmm:

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  16. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Time flies. Seems like you only started this build four years ago ;)

    Have fun sanding that Z-Poxy. Only ever use it once.

    Never again!
     
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  17. Freddy G

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    Drama Queen indeed! :)
     
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  18. Open_Book

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    hehe - Round 54, B. Don't let her get you on the ropes and watch her upper-cut. ;)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-IkWpm7TS0[/ame]
     
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  19. Seamus

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    Progress! :laugh2::thumb:
     
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  20. Barnaby

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    Two steps forward...four back. At least my students get their instruments made! :laugh2:
     
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