Stripped and refinished my 2016 Les Paul Traditional w/ pictures

jbyrd78

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Does anyone know off hand, how long does the red aniline take to fade out once its exposed to UV sunlight?
 

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Looks great, and I'm very interested to see your fade progress. :thumb:

Thanks for posting! :cheers2:
 

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Beautiful work! I sanded and tru-oiled the rear and sides of my Tribute Les Paul. That was quite a lot of work - what you have done goes way beyond the steps I took. Outstanding work!
 

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Beautiful work! I sanded and tru-oiled the rear and sides of my Tribute Les Paul. That was quite a lot of work - what you have done goes way beyond the steps I took. Outstanding work!
That's funny you mentioned Tru-oiling the rear b/c I've been on the fence about stripping the back and sides, and Tru-oiling them.
 

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I took quite a while to go through all your posted pictures. Quite a fantastic job. My compliments.
 

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Alright fellas, hopefully everyone had a quiet holidays. I ended up having some free time late last week, so I hoped into the trenches and stripped the front of my 2016 Les Paul Traditional, that I had been trying to fade out in natural sunlight, and a tanning bed.
All I have to say, is that I'm glad I stripped the finish off the front. I tried a heat gun/scraper, and sandpaper, but I ultimately ended up using acetone to get everything off. That finish didn't want to go anywhere. From what I was able to remove with the heat, it looked like catalyzed lacquer, and vinyl sealer was used to finish this guitar.

I ended up wiping Tru-Oil on the wood, then I sprayed:
-3 sealer coats of clear WATCO lacquer in a 50/50 mix.
- 1 wash coat of lemon yellow
- A wash coat of RAF blue/brown shader band
- A wash coat of cherry red ainline dye for the sunburst band
- 4 coats of WATCO lacquer thinned in a 50/50 mix

I took pictures of the process, but unfortunately, it will not let me upload the pics. It says the files are to big. So if anyone could help me out with the upload I will send you the pictures if you could upload them because I really want to share the results. Thanks
Anyone say Photoshop? Works on a phone...got to Play Store and download it, open it up and look for your pictures...I suggest using the Facebook Profile setting, back out, save and it'll turn up in your gallery or wherever you took them from. C U soon!
 

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looks very nice ,good job I'M big fan of the bourbobn burst in1983 I bought my first lpp and it had ahuge neck and I just,
meke friends with it I wish I had it back there was also ,a tobacco sunburst that some green to brown fade that looked like real tobacco colors I wish I'd bought also but that water is long gone.
zdog
 


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