....car!!i'm not sure, but i believe that's enough for at least one.....
I m located in Peru at the moment so cannot ship to the US, costs would be too high. I will be in France in May and am planning to sell it by small quantities on Ebay/Reverb.So if you get the word out I'm sure you can sell/give it away to others here. Its been a long time since the last forum buy of the right flakes.
And what' s the correct proportion of nitro/thinner?
That' s great info, thanks for that!50/50.
Some lacquer comes spray-ready.
Some needs to be thinned.
If your NCL is thick like Karo syrup, then i is pure, unthinned NCL.
It will need to be thinned for spraying. The usual, "utility" mix for instruments is 50 / 50.
There are thinner mixes for top coats, "flash" coats, etc. But 50 / 50 lacquer will get you there just fine.
Now, I cannot stress this enough.. Use the recommended thinner for the lacquer you are using.
If it is Mohawk, call Mowhawk. get their correct specific thinner for that lacquer you are using.
Cardinal? Get the Cardinal thinner for that specific Cardinal lacquer.
The difference will be AMAZING. . Do not settle for the Home Depot, dry, cold, acetone-heavy "Kleen Strip".
The right stuff from the MFG is cheaper anyway. Night and day difference. Trust me.
Now, as to the spraying.
When you're all mixed up and ready to spray, give it a light dusting. An incomplete, voids and holidays, light dusting.
Walk away. Resist temptation to put an even coat down right now, and walk away.
Revisit in an hour. Lay another coat down, this time a little bit thicker.
Third time will get it where you want it. Buy the third coat, it will be rich and beautiful. Then you can start the top clear coating.
Reason being, a sag of clear with gold powder will look horrible. trust me, please. It will look like dookey.
Dusting a dry coat, then another, then another, this gets coverage (after the 2nd and third coat) without inviting any kind of sag.
You are spraying a vertical instrument where gravity is going to be a factor.
This is not like plain clear where you can let a run just dry out and sand it flat. You do not want a sag to happen.
That' s great info, thanks for that!
How quick do I have to use the mix before it starts to oxydize and turn green?
Btw Lt Dave, your website doesn' t seem to work, I was curious to have a look at your work, I ve read great things about your guitars.