- Jan 13, 2008
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This is what I'm saying. No more spraying after the 1000. Spray the final coats, wait a while, THEN start with the 1000 WET.well, i think daves point is that if there will be clear coats to follow, 600 will work faster and give the leveling you want, and the subsequent clear will cover the 600. only start with 1000 after final clear is laid. i think i understand that right. that's good info, as i have been wasting a lot of time sanding. this thread has loads of good info. i've never used sealer before, but have been building with lacquer after sealing with egg white. will order sealer for next builds.
It’s been two full weeks and it has no nitro smell. Checking a finger indentation inside the pickup cavity leaves no mark, it seems hard as glass. Do you think I’m good to start wet sanding or should I wait a bit longer? It’s been in a room with a window air conditioner on to keep air circulating and probably At around 74 degrees I would guess. Gonna start with 1000 grit per your recommendation. I’m getting antsy but don’t want to rush it.
Waiting on a silkscreen from 8bomb (I caved in and bought it, the Special front looks awesome) and have to get some Wolfetone pups. Otherwise it’s nearly ready to go.
Sorry but maybe another will come your way! This has been a lot of work and a weird mix of stress and fun. Next one will be less stressful I think. I’m tempted to refin my Junior now but it’s such a great guitar as-is I’m hesitant. I do have an ‘82 Greco LP with thick poly finish but stripping poly.... ughhh.I missed out on a used studio the other week (worn brown.... That was worn!) with a mind to do the same thing. Fantastic to see your progress and best wishes for a great end result. You could put any pickguard with that.... Of try to find a pearloid one myself. Replacing with new p90s?