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I've bought from here for car paint (PPG Deltron) before, been a while. Thought I'd check for PPG Speedlac and there it is.

https://totalbodyshop.co.nz/products/0a ... a733&_ss=r

You'd have to follow up with colour tint detail code whatever.

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Lostininverness wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:06 am
robthemac wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:31 am
MikeC wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:00 am
Yes he is - the product is PPG Speedlac 262 nitrocellulose lacquer (thanks Rob for naming it). But it caused me to briefly stare into the rabbit hole of old verses modern nitro and I'm staying clear of that one...
I haven't sprayed it with enough skill to speak authoritatively. But my experience is that is feel a lot more like old nitro than what Gibson are spraying on their non-Custom Shop instruments. It's super soft and wears very quickly. Doesn't have the plasticky feel. I haven't had it crack with temperature changes yet (not that I've tried deliberately) but I suspect that's to do with my poor technique.
Where did you end up buying it from? My google skills are letting me down to try and find a supplier....
WPC group. Auckland and Whangarei only I think. They might deliver if you want me to give you a contact.

Otherwise ask PPG themselves.
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Progress... the vintage blonde nitro lacquer finish has been curing and 1500-3000 grit sanding has been done. 4 coats of clear now on. Sanding 5000, then 8000 and then polish till around 12000.
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Nice Mike, are you doing the sanding?
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

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Jay wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:08 pm Nice Mike, are you doing the sanding?
No, I'm just an observer of the build like you guys. Andries Vorster is building it for me.

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Assembled at last!
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MikeC wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:11 pm Assembled at last!
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Stop teasing!
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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A little bit of fretboard oil will darken that ebony up!
Pic isn't the best - for reference the pickguard is bone (parchment).
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I like it.

Wasn't there an aftershave from the 70s named Andronis? If there wasn't there should have been.

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werdna wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:17 pm I like it.

Wasn't there an aftershave from the 70s named Andronis? If there wasn't there should have been.
Aramis maybe? Andronis is a now a desirable, collectable, very valuable guitar brand! :mrgreen:

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Does the e strings being so close to the edge cause issues?

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NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:37 pm Does the e strings being so close to the edge cause issues?
I'm yet to see/play the guitar. But I've asked that question...

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MikeC wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:40 pm
NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:37 pm Does the e strings being so close to the edge cause issues?
I'm yet to see/play the guitar. But I've asked that question...
We're looking at it from a slight angle, aren't we? Camera is a little to the bass string side, so it makes the high strings appear to sit lower.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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robthemac wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:43 pm
MikeC wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:40 pm
NippleWrestler wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:37 pm Does the e strings being so close to the edge cause issues?
I'm yet to see/play the guitar. But I've asked that question...
We're looking at it from a slight angle, aren't we? Camera is a little to the bass string side, so it makes the high strings appear to sit lower.
Yeah, but not that much I thought, the shadow is saying something too.

I'm dubious but benefit of the doubt it's a camera angle issue and it's all 100% fine.

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Until I play it we can't know. Hopefully next week...

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