Refinishing Guitars Thread: Useful links, tips, guidance.

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Lostininverness wrote:That looks awesome. Are you happy with how its turned out - looks and sounds?
Yes. I am. Mostly... Putting the steel trem block back in next string change. Think I preferred it.
StratMatt wrote:Job well done there. That aged guard sticks out a bit now against that fresh new paint job. Chuck a set of Glyns pickups in there and you'll be set!
I thought that. I've a less aged guard I might swap. And the paint will be a little more aged if things go to plan. The CS69 pickup set is great and it's got a treble-bleed and Kingtone switch, so it's all-round groovy.

I prefer my CS54 though to be honest. This green one does the Knopfler / Mayer thing well but I like the 'girth' (sorry Bg) of the maple/ash '54.

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When can I send my tele down for a shell pink refinish?
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jeremyb wrote:When can I send my tele down for a shell pink refinish?
Naaa, mate. Just do it yourself. :-)

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Molly wrote:
jeremyb wrote:When can I send my tele down for a shell pink refinish?
Naaa, mate. Just do it yourself. :-)
Too scared :lol: wanna relic it too...
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jeremyb wrote:
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jeremyb wrote:When can I send my tele down for a shell pink refinish?
Naaa, mate. Just do it yourself. :-)
Too scared :lol: wanna relic it too...
80 grit sanding disc on your wood, instead of the polish you normally use :P
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Bg wrote:
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Molly wrote:
Naaa, mate. Just do it yourself. :-)
Too scared :lol: wanna relic it too...
80 grit sanding disc on your wood, instead of the polish you normally use :P
Polish is a fancy name for spit!
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I wonder how the term "spit and polish" came to be then :P

Noun, verb, pro-noun?

I'm way past it..

But he's Polish.

Polish my knob.

Spit and Polish.


Please correct me as I don't actually care :) But would love the correction oh-err...
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Molly wrote:
jeremyb wrote:When can I send my tele down for a shell pink refinish?
Naaa, mate. Just do it yourself. :-)
Maybe I missed it, but what did you use for primer? and can you remember from their colour swatches if there was a shell pink kinda thang?
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jeremyb wrote:
Molly wrote:
jeremyb wrote:When can I send my tele down for a shell pink refinish?
Naaa, mate. Just do it yourself. :-)
Maybe I missed it, but what did you use for primer? and can you remember from their colour swatches if there was a shell pink kinda thang?
In the past I haven't bothered with a primer. I only has a white base coat this time around because I tried painting it white and fucked-up the shade.

There were shitloads of swatches. I didn't look for shell pink but I'm sure there would be one there. When you go in Spraystore at the far right end of the counter there's a thing with all the swatch books in it. You giving it a go then?

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Molly wrote:
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Molly wrote:
Naaa, mate. Just do it yourself. :-)
Maybe I missed it, but what did you use for primer? and can you remember from their colour swatches if there was a shell pink kinda thang?
In the past I haven't bothered with a primer. I only has a white base coat this time around because I tried painting it white and fucked-up the shade.

There were shitloads of swatches. I didn't look for shell pink but I'm sure there would be one there. When you go in Spraystore at the far right end of the counter there's a thing with all the swatch books in it. You giving it a go then?
If I can rig up a spray booth somewhere I'm tempted, I hear the gassing off is pretty horrific, our garage is attached to the house so that might be an issue!
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My project tele is made of Korina and I want to paint it a transparent blonde-ish colour. At least, a bit darker than it naturally is.

What's a good water based grain filler? Is there anything suitable I can grab from bunnings etc?

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Something like this would be hot. It's not retina-burning yellow - I dig it.

Maybe just grain filler + dye + clear? halp
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Zaulkin wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:09 pm My project tele is made of Korina and I want to paint it a transparent blonde-ish colour. At least, a bit darker than it naturally is.

What's a good water based grain filler? Is there anything suitable I can grab from bunnings etc?
Just use tru-oil, it has a slight yellowy tint to it, more coats you add the darker it will become, just build it up slowly :thumbup:
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jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:25 pm
Zaulkin wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:09 pm My project tele is made of Korina and I want to paint it a transparent blonde-ish colour. At least, a bit darker than it naturally is.

What's a good water based grain filler? Is there anything suitable I can grab from bunnings etc?
Just use tru-oil, it has a slight yellowy tint to it, more coats you add the darker it will become, just build it up slowly :thumbup:
This is true, although I would like it to be a bit more yellow like my pic.

I have some tung oil sitting around... Although I guess enough tru oil would build up and give me a slightly shiny finish.

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