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post #46 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Re: Guitar refinishing

that loooooooooks so solid. I am considering buying REAL CF pick guard for my guitar. Agree on cheap vinyl posers. Im really impressed with how nice you made the CF look on the flat areas. Having used regular fiberglass cloth and resin, I can say, it isn't easy, and definitely takes a knack to look right. Kudos.
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post #47 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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Awesome thread!
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post #48 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the comments.....




Here is the new swoosh logo and a personal waterslide.

This photo was taken seconds after the last build coat of resin was applied. Note the how it looks to have a high level of radius around edges. This will dramatically reduce in a few hours as it self levels.


I put some wax on the wood parts, any drips will just pop off.
After a full cure I am going to sand to level and buff.

Almost done with the neck!


~JH
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Thanks for the comments.....




Here is the new swoosh logo and a personal waterslide.

This photo was taken seconds after the last build coat of resin was applied. Note the how it looks to have a high level of radius around edges. This will dramatically reduce in a few hours as it self levels.


I put some wax on the wood parts, any drips will just pop off.
After a full cure I am going to sand to level and buff.

Almost done with the neck!


~JH
awesome , so how much you charging to do mine?
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Definitely awesome! If I had the money I'd definitely pay for a CF covered guitar.
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post #51 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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That looks excellent. Good job, and you KNOW that it's a strong finish Windmill blades and F1 car bodies and RG veneers, hehehehe!
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post #52 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here is a pic of the back with CF just applied and seal coat on. Again the thin spots are fine, just as long as there are no dry spots. Also....Always put your pieces on wax paper, it will make your life much easier!


Being a victim of my own laziness I used a piece of CF cloth that was folded and not rolled. This doesnt affect the structural rigidity of the piece so its fine for the race car....and I thought WTF, I have it so why not use it....

Well....

The fold line, even though I had it go over the trem cover was still very obvious. The more I thought about it the more it was bugging me....

So I fired up my power sander (6X48") and took most of the build off and got it back in level without removing the CF already applied. I am chalking it up for 'multiple layers for more strength'...but basically being the kid that falls off his bike and jumps up and says "I meant to do that". Pure BS on my part!

-Trip to the plastics store for a another section of CF

*NOTE:

Enough CF cloth to do an entire guitar will set you back about 30$.
Also note that you will need about 4 oz mix resin for seal coats per side, less for build coats.


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That looks excellent. Good job, and you KNOW that it's a strong finish Windmill blades and F1 car bodies and RG veneers, hehehehe!
...and my car! (about 200mph faster then F1)

~JH
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post #53 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 03:53 AM
 
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Really enjoying all this but I just cant get excited about CF. Have you got any more stuff going on ?

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post #54 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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great post.
we want more :-)
thanks!
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post #55 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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The final build coat on the back. I am going to use a router to remove the stock from the trem and jack covers. I'll show a cool trick you may or may not know for making sure the lines come out perfect. You can see 'waves' of different build thickness, these will go away once block sanded and clear coated.

BTW:

Going to use S-W Planet Color clear with UV inhibitor. You want to use a UV block of some type when using many polymers as direct exposure to sunlight over time will cause yellowing. I am going to have a 'why you should NOT use spray paint CC' on your guitars rant very soon.





Using my medium size power sander to dress the sides (lots of drips down the sides!). You cant really do this with a high radii side guitar, but the RG/Jem have very sharp/flat sides so the power sander makes quick work of it. Just have a light hand to not remove any stock.


~JH
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I am going to have a 'why you should NOT use spray paint CC' on your guitars rant very soon.
Looking good man! So why should we not use spray paint CC?
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post #57 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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great post.
we want more :-)
thanks!

Thanks Yuri,

I see you are from Madrid.
Madrid is my favorite big city in Europe. Sevilla and Granada are 2 of my favorite places ANYWHERE in the world!!!!

Pata negra jamon iberico de bellota y queso Manchego!




Taken between Madrid and Sevilla....


~JH
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Looking good man! So why should we not use spray paint CC?
I am not ready to go there yet....but...soon!

LOL

~JH
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Thanks Yuri,

I see you are from Madrid.
Madrid is my favorite big city in Europe. Sevilla and Granada are 2 of my favorite places ANYWHERE in the world!!!!

Pata negra jamon iberico de bellota y queso Manchego!

Taken between Madrid and Sevilla....


~JH

Cool !! Nice to hear that, I agree, Madrid is a really good place to live indeed, and Sevilla, what can I say, it's sooooooo beautiful, I'd love to live there and try it out.

Your guitar, looking better everytime, nice job man!
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I am not ready to go there yet....but...soon!

LOL

~JH
I'm about to clear another swirl with spray paint CC so if it something that can help out please go there!
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