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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Clear coat on an older Ibanez

Hey all. I hope someone can lead me to an easy answer!
I have a 1985 Ibanez AS50 that I made the mistake of getting autographed all over the face of it. Because of that I can't play it as I don't want to lose the signatures. I already accidentally rubbed off Edgar Winter (so to be speaking...

I had heard that at one point Ibanez or just manufacturers in general changed the style of clear coats from lacquer to nitro cellulose or vice versa or something. I could be off on the technical terms but essentially you could not put a clear coat of one over the other because they would react with each other.

I would really love to play this guitar again but I don't want to lose the autographs. Granted it is a semi acoustic, but since it is also electric I'm not as worried about losing sound quality. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Clear coat on an older Ibanez

Just spray a few dusting coats of any clear. Krylon Triple Crystal Clear is my current favorite.



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Just spray a few dusting coats of any clear. Krylon Triple Crystal Clear is my current favorite.
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I didn't even realize they were making a Triple Crystal Clear now. I've been using regular Crystal Clear to coat everything from quarter round to printed DVDs for years now. Great stuff.
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I didn't even realize they were making a Triple Crystal Clear now. I've been using regular Crystal Clear to coat everything from quarter round to printed DVDs for years now. Great stuff.


http://www.krylon.com/products/tripl...l_clear_glaze/



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I'll have to look into it. I actually work in a paint store and sell this stuff. Time to get my dealer pricing!!
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Re: Clear coat on an older Ibanez

I need this for my current project and can not get it. I am so mad because of it!!!!
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I need this for my current project and can not get it. I am so mad because of it!!!!
Do you have a craft/hobby store near you??? They should be able to order it.

Edit: Just found this man....

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/service/faq.aspx#q23
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Do you have a craft/hobby store near you??? They should be able to order it.

Edit: Just found this man....

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/service/faq.aspx#q23
Thanks buddy!!!

I used the link AlaskaBat wrote and using their store locator I found 4 online retailers that has it in stock. Yours may be the 5th.

I will order tomorrow. Yeahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
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Always glad to help! Can't wait to see more pis of that flamed maple beast you're working on...



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