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Voxshall wrote:My girlfriend brought a can of tinted nitro to redo the headstock on her strat so I thought I’d use the opportunity to touch up one of mine at the same time.
I'm touching up mine right now thinking about a girlfriend who is not only into guitars but nitro! :mrgreen:

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Voxshall wrote:
Ha ha yeah there is a massive variation in the fender headstock shape, also a lot of variation in headstock thickness, thinner in the 50’s compared to 60’s. My girlfriend brought a can of tinted nitro to redo the headstock on her strat so I thought I’d use the opportunity to touch up one of mine at the same time.
Buying aerosols of nitro I found they couldn't provide an amber clear. Just solid colors. I want to refinish my MJT Olympic white but follow that up with amber clear before aging / relic work. Can I ask where she got it from?

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AiRdAd wrote:Don't buy her a kemper either! :-) :-) :-)
All good, she's not a kemper anyway :lol:

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jeremyb wrote:
Voxshall wrote:My girlfriend brought a can of tinted nitro to redo the headstock on her strat so I thought I’d use the opportunity to touch up one of mine at the same time.
I'm touching up mine right now thinking about a girlfriend who is not only into guitars but nitro! :mrgreen:
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Wanting to refinish the top of a tele. It's stained blue with clear nitro. Want to stain it black, sand it back, stain with turquoise and clear coat in nitro.

1. Removing nitro - I can use acetone. But will acetone melt the plastic binding?
2. Removing nitro - is paint stripper useful, and will it melt the plastic binding?
3. Does anyone have any black or turquoise stain please?
4. I am going to show photos - full swimming pool.

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Molly wrote:
Voxshall wrote:
Ha ha yeah there is a massive variation in the fender headstock shape, also a lot of variation in headstock thickness, thinner in the 50’s compared to 60’s. My girlfriend brought a can of tinted nitro to redo the headstock on her strat so I thought I’d use the opportunity to touch up one of mine at the same time.
Buying aerosols of nitro I found they couldn't provide an amber clear. Just solid colors. I want to refinish my MJT Olympic white but follow that up with amber clear before aging / relic work. Can I ask where she got it from?
Wairau Paint Centre, she had to leave her guitar neck with them for the day so they could match the colour perfectly, I haven't seen the results yet but will let you know how it goes.

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werdna wrote:Wanting to refinish the top of a tele. It's stained blue with clear nitro. Want to stain it black, sand it back, stain with turquoise and clear coat in nitro.

1. Removing nitro - I can use acetone. But will acetone melt the plastic binding?
2. Removing nitro - is paint stripper useful, and will it melt the plastic binding?
3. Does anyone have any black or turquoise stain please?
4. I am going to show photos - full swimming pool.
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Use gentle heat and a scraper. Then sanding. You need some patience :)
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For dye I've used these: https://www.bunnings.co.nz/search/produ ... ageSize=60 on a couple of bodies now, then tru-oil over the top, makes a really great finish :)

The blue is quite turquoisey: https://www.briwax.co.nz/WoodDyes.php#spirit

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jeremyb wrote:For dye I've used these: https://www.bunnings.co.nz/search/produ ... ageSize=60 on a couple of bodies now, then tru-oil over the top, makes a really great finish :)

The blue is quite turquoisey: https://www.briwax.co.nz/WoodDyes.php#spirit
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jeremyb wrote:For dye I've used these: https://www.bunnings.co.nz/search/produ ... ageSize=60 on a couple of bodies now, then tru-oil over the top, makes a really great finish :)

The blue is quite turquoisey: https://www.briwax.co.nz/WoodDyes.php#spirit
I also use those dyes the yellow works great on plastics as well mixed with a light brown.

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Fiebings leather dye from eBay work well for me
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I looked at that guitar and felt the impulse to burn a wooden church.

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werdna wrote:I looked at that guitar and felt the impulse to burn a wooden church.
.....with the congregation still inside.
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makes me want dot markers at the very least...
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Potentially on my work bench is my Variax JTV-59. Great guitar in every way except the neck is just too chunky- it's supposedly a '59 LP profile. It's also at least 3mm wider than all my other guitars. Thinking of doing the unimaginable and carving the neck. I have a pretty good plan of how I would go about it, and some experience with making a neck from scratch, but any advice? Should I just leave it alone?

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