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beetleing
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we can see the dry powder guide coat applied

And after some flatting you can see the area of inserted wood not visible before, with a little more work with the wet and dry this will merge with the surrounding area and will not be seen.

When i finish flatting il apply another primer coat.
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japaxes
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice job
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beetleing
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks i appreciate it, Colour coat time, so i decided on sonic blue in the end


it has now had 2 clear coats

I will now leave it for a month to harden before flatting and polishing,
the colour looks a bit off in the pics but its classic sonic blue in life.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job/progress on this one, looks like a winner to me.
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jonah65
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic restoration so far, keep us posted, real interesting thread.
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beetleing
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, ive got a few pickguards in stock and they all look good with this colour, parchment,white, mint green and tortiose , not sure which at the mo
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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi beetleing,

Very nice restoration so far. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
The body wood is Alder so it will take the finish very well.
With the rosewood neck and Sonic Blue paint, I would go with Parchment plastic as it really keeps it with the vintage vibe


I just completed a restoration on a 1980 LS-60 and a 1980 ST-80 so I share the highs and lows of doing N/C lacquering. Thankfully neither guitar bodies had been carved up and both are now sporting 1954 Gibson Gold Top paint, the stuff with the copper pieces in the paint. The ST-80 has a Sen body and Rosewood 'v' neck with white scratchplate and cream covers and knobs. Overall it came out well but the finish has absorbed into the Sen and you can see grain lines through the finish.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi beetleing,

Very nice restoration so far. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
The body wood is Alder so it will take the finish very well.
With the rosewood neck and Sonic Blue paint, I would go with Parchment plastic as it really keeps it with the vintage vibe


I just completed a restoration on a 1980 LS-60 and a 1980 ST-80 so I share the highs and lows of doing N/C lacquering. Thankfully neither guitar bodies had been carved up and both are now sporting 1954 Gibson Gold Top paint, the stuff with the copper pieces in the paint. The ST-80 has a Sen body and Rosewood 'v' neck with white scratchplate and cream covers and knobs. Overall it came out well but the finish has absorbed into the Sen and you can see grain lines through the finish.

That sounds like 2 interesting projects Peter, any photos please?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like others said here, restoration threads at this level are awesome. Very impressive work making that neck pu area look original again.

Really looking forward to a great looking revived Goldie strat.
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funkilius
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great looking restoration job..........credit !! (the use of black powder to highlight areas is a nice tip)

as a matter of interest,what brands of material did you use..e.g. filler,sealer colour coat, clear coats etc.......

thanks and once again looks great.....
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beetleing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

funkilius wrote:
great looking restoration job..........credit !! (the use of black powder to highlight areas is a nice tip)

as a matter of interest,what brands of material did you use..e.g. filler,sealer colour coat, clear coats etc.......

thanks and once again looks great.....


Filler was isopon Top stop, Spray cans from the Manchester Guitar Tec, Steve is very helpful there
http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/shop/category/nitrocellulose-lacquer/
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beetleing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beetleing wrote:
funkilius wrote:
great looking restoration job..........credit !! (the use of black powder to highlight areas is a nice tip)

as a matter of interest,what brands of material did you use..e.g. filler,sealer colour coat, clear coats etc.......

thanks and once again looks great.....


Filler was isopon Top stop, Spray cans from the Manchester Guitar Tec, Steve is very helpful there
http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/shop/category/nitrocellulose-lacquer/

And finally after flatting with 1200 then 2000 wet and dry then buffing



sorry about my toe




The mild relicing is to match the neck and hardware , the pickguard and rear cover are Fender parchment, the pickups are Custom Shop 54s which sound sweet. I have a few mint tokais so a mild reliced one is a nice addition, this will be my traveling and probably mostly used Tokai, thanks for all the comments and il post another project when it comes along.
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks really great. Nice job, well done.
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beetleing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

felixcatus wrote:
It looks really great. Nice job, well done.


Cheers,I know relicing is a matter of taste but a "as new " body with old and naturally aged hardware just does not look right.
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Zac
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fantastic ! What a great color.
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