Re: Question about clear coating a guitar.
Yeah, four coats of clear laquer is not nearly enough. You'll go through that in no time. Last winter was my first paint job on a guitar. I sprayed 15 coats of laquer before I even touched it. And yes, as been said, with laquer, you have to wait a very long time before messing with it. I waited 3 weeks before sanding and buffing and it wasn't long enough. Of course, my laquer reacted with the paint I was using so the wait time was longer but still, the lesson learned here is patients among all things. Also, to buff it out, all you need is a good 3M cutter/cleaner, use that a few times, and then buff with 3M swirl remover. NO POWER TOOLS for buffing....This is hand work as your clear is always thinner along the edges. Buff with a buffing pad, wipe with something that is 100% cotton. repeat until your swirls are gone. Good luck