Clear Coating a Guitar

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91lespaul
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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:35 am Reply with quote

Hey, has anyone ever re-finished an electric? Have an old Jackson that was pretty beat up. Decided that redoing it would be a good Father/Son project. Stripped it down to wood, and stained it Cherry. Looks better than I thought it would.

I want to clear coat it and get that DEEP glassy look. What have you guys used?
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gunner
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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:36 pm Reply with quote

Try this......
http://www.ehow.com/video_2376669_applying-finish-homemade-electric-guitar.html
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CraigCyril
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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:38 am Reply with quote

If you are finishing your guitar, it is important to prime the body. It is also necessary to spray the edges first. Once the edges are covered, fill in the front and back of the body. Thanks.
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91lespaul
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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:21 am Reply with quote

I went with a spray on laquer, which came out rather well actually. Probably could have put a couple more coats on, but it's good for a 3rd electric.
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dukepayen
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Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:16 pm Reply with quote

I would never suggest anyone use Duplicolor clear coat or any other Lacquer branded clear coat on a headstock or any other part of the guitar, period. Best to do several thin coats and de-nib and sand down with fine paper in between,this has two good points,A if any dust or dirt is included in the finnish it can be removed,B building up the depth of finnish allows for a final sanding and polish.
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