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Mistreated Goldstar Refinish...Finished PICS
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aquietcabin78
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Mistreated Goldstar Refinish...Finished PICS Reply with quote

so here's a goldie that i picked up back in january. it had been abused to say the least. the 2T burst had been sanded down to the seal coat and then sparay painted black. the headstock had also been sprayed front and back but luckily not sanded


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amazing what some dolts will do to a perfectly beautiful guitar

after hours and hours of scrubbing with "0000" steel wool all the black was gone...the headstock was in suprisingly good shape all it needed was the waterslide decal


so i decided to refinish it in ReRanch Nitrocellulose Blonde (opaque) with no Primer and RR Nitro Gloss Clear Coat

after 2 weeks of spraying due to weather and 30 days drying and last weekend for sanding and buffing.

here it is the Blondo Goldie!































its not perfect but its at least a fraction of its former self....

i did manage to save all the tokai neck & body codes as well



what do you guys think?



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JohnA
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!! Was that done with professional spray equipment or cans?
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aquietcabin78
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks i dig it

it was all done with aerosol cans from the guitar reranch
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!! Looks really nice - great colour choice too.

Thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful colour choice, couldn't be better. The only thing that stops it being perfect, visually, is the black nut IMHO. With a darker colour it wouldn't matter, but it stands out on yours.

Apart from that - perfection.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only thing that stops it being perfect, visually, is the black nut IMHO. With a darker colour it wouldn't matter, but it stands out on yours.


thanks,

i totally agree i have a bone nut but after 4 months i just had to put her back together.

its only there until the next time i change the strings
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good result! I like the look.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful job - love the colour combo
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You saved her life.Well done !
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW !!!! amazing transformation,you did good here
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aquietcabin78
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks

i almost went with RR burgundy mist metallic but i thought the fender blonde would look a little classier and age much nicer over time


turned out pretty well for my first try at spraying nitro lacquer
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah,for your first try it is even more impressive ! Especially the clear coat is not easy to handle and to get that highgloss finish is difficult.I am working with those cans when restauring some parts from my car and know about the trouble.Congrats again !
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote]I am working with those cans when restauring some parts from my car and know about the trouble.Congrats again ! [/quote

i sanded up to 2000 grit wet then used 9000 & 12000 grit micro mesh & "scratch x" to polish it

i guess its all about being patient and letting it cure
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You saved her life.Well done !




its amazing what misguided people will do to a beautiful guitar in the name of making it better

the guy i bought it from must have said to himself " imma gonna spray paint it black real good " ( add whichever comical american accent to that you wish)

you should have seen his face after i told him all about what he had done!
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your strat is very nice now! i love that blonde and maple neck look , and also (vintage white yellowish finish and rosewood)

well done!!!
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