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BY Molly
#782213
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Molly wrote:
Danny has a very nice hardtail body if you're interested (oo-er - JB?).


Is it a shell pink relic like the one in your photo? If it is DIBS


No. Two tone burst. Two piece alder. I wasn't sure if it'd matter about it being a hardtail. Totally speaking.
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BY AiRdAd
#782232
GrantB wrote:I would be hitting that Strat body with some dirty amber clear first to see how it looks then. Strip and repaint....yikes.


the paint is flaking off in places, so it needs a respray unfortunately
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BY Bg
#782237
MrDINO wrote:
Bg wrote:so who the fuck is dean? theres a reason we have nicknames on here.... so we know who we are@! no-one signs up with their first name, Michael excluded ;)

I ended up with your Bogner for a while Bg .. btw should have kept it

Ah this Dean... Yeah the xtc is sheer class, wish I'd kept it too but cash was needed.
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BY Molly
#782426
Had a regular, shiny green guard hanging in the garage (much like the one fitted to the CS '61 Strat I just bought back). Experimented with Autosol polish (which has a mild abrasive in it) and wood dye to just try to age it a little. Here's the '61 and the project Strat one. Just takes the 'whitened teeth' look off it.

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BY Molly
#782436
olegmcnoleg wrote:Grant has one for sale that looks nicely aged...


Yeah, I saw that. The neck I'm using is NOS so I have to limit the aging or it'll look all over the place. Waiting to see what the body's like then I'll know what'll go with what.

Cheers.
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BY Molly
#783367
Just taped all the bits together to weigh it. With a PRS Strat-style bridge (just there to give an approximate weight), pickups but no pots, springs or neck-plate/bolts, it's 7.12lbs. That's nice and light so I'm right chuffed.
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BY Molly
#783382
bender wrote:
Molly wrote:Body arrived today. Thanks Danny. Thanks Troy. Going to repaint it Olympic White.



NOOOOOOOOOOO! That finish is rad!


Not a bit 'Hello Kitty'?

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Still think this is the right kind of pink:

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BY AiRdAd
#783383
The finish does look rad in that pic... but the neck pocket is a different story unfortunately. Brian might show a pic. It'll be an easy one to strip, because in places the paint will chip off with a fingernail
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BY bender
#783385
AiRdAd wrote:The finish does look rad in that pic... but the neck pocket is a different story unfortunately. Brian might show a pic. It'll be an easy one to strip, because in places the paint will chip off with a fingernail


Oh, I see. Well... I suppose that's OK then. Olympic white is a pretty great colour choice.
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BY Molly
#783387
bender wrote:
AiRdAd wrote:The finish does look rad in that pic... but the neck pocket is a different story unfortunately. Brian might show a pic. It'll be an easy one to strip, because in places the paint will chip off with a fingernail


Oh, I see. Well... I suppose that's OK then. Olympic white is a pretty great colour choice.


Wondered if I flat it back a bit then put a thin Olympic White on there would I get a true Shell Pink. Probably look shit, eh?
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BY olegmcnoleg
#783388
Molly wrote:
bender wrote:
AiRdAd wrote:The finish does look rad in that pic... but the neck pocket is a different story unfortunately. Brian might show a pic. It'll be an easy one to strip, because in places the paint will chip off with a fingernail


Oh, I see. Well... I suppose that's OK then. Olympic white is a pretty great colour choice.


Wondered if I flat it back a bit then put a thin Olympic White on there would I get a true Shell Pink. Probably look shit, eh?


You could try sticking it under a UV lamp for a few weeks--that might do it.
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