The Workbench

Refinishing the Top of a Jet? how hard

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Thanks but I'm sure I didn't write an article.

Keep in mind the binding is either ABS or celluloid which will both melt easily and if its celluloid and starts to burn you won't see a flame initially just a lot of smoke.

– Curt Wilson

Pretty sure that was our own Shuggie who wrote a fantastic article about the 6118 --> 6120 conversion - which is actually more of a report on the whole process. Fascinating stuff.

Here's the overview with links to each of the 8 (!) parts. https://guitar.com/guides/d...

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Many years ago I read a piece about sanding and masking your guitar till it's ready to paint, and then contacting a car paint shop to have them do it for you on a day that they are doing a car in the color you want? Giving them no liability for a bad job. Anyone ever do that? It seems quite possible.

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TV finishes can be difficult..I,m having a hard time matching a TV silver over mahogany. The idea is to spray the first coats light enough so that the paint dont go into the grain, then the tinted color goes on. This allows for the grain to show thru the finish. harder than it seems ,believe me

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Thanks but I'm sure I didn't write an article.

Keep in mind the binding is either ABS or celluloid which will both melt easily and if its celluloid and starts to burn you won't see a flame initially just a lot of smoke.

– Curt Wilson

Ok cool, will be staying away from a heat gun so that shouldn't be a problem.

sorry, yes I had that confused, never the less you still have some great gallery photos with your work.

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Pretty sure that was our own Shuggie who wrote a fantastic article about the 6118 --> 6120 conversion - which is actually more of a report on the whole process. Fascinating stuff.

Here's the overview with links to each of the 8 (!) parts. https://guitar.com/guides/d...

– sascha

Yes you are right, my mistake. Was a good read.

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Many years ago I read a piece about sanding and masking your guitar till it's ready to paint, and then contacting a car paint shop to have them do it for you on a day that they are doing a car in the color you want? Giving them no liability for a bad job. Anyone ever do that? It seems quite possible.

– RCgold

Ok cool, will talk to a few painters and see what they say. Thanks.

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TV finishes can be difficult..I,m having a hard time matching a TV silver over mahogany. The idea is to spray the first coats light enough so that the paint dont go into the grain, then the tinted color goes on. This allows for the grain to show thru the finish. harder than it seems ,believe me

– jdean

Yeah that may be a bit too hard for me so I'll just stick to a solid colour lol.

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I'm from Brisbane, Queensland.

– stefan87

Ive spent some time in oz and bris. I know the Guitar Repairers in Bris do superb finishing : https://guitarrepairers.com

I was there once and one of them had made a roundup like guitar. was really nice!

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Ive spent some time in oz and bris. I know the Guitar Repairers in Bris do superb finishing : https://guitarrepairers.com

I was there once and one of them had made a roundup like guitar. was really nice!

– eCastro

Thanks for that, will have a look at them, much appreciated.


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