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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Clearing and sanding over decals

I'm in the middle of a PG-RG build and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for sanding the clear coat over the decals. ???? I've got F hole and headstock decals.
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Re: Clearing and sanding over decals

Do several mist coats first, then do several wet coats. You want to build up the clear around the decals to try and get it all level. It will take many coats--about 10-15. If you use Krylon Triple Clear Glaze, cut the coats in half, and you won't even need to sand--just buff.



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Do several mist coats first, then do several wet coats. You want to build up the clear around the decals to try and get it all level. It will take many coats--about 10-15. If you use Krylon Triple Clear Glaze, cut the coats in half, and you won't even need to sand--just buff.
never heard of that stuff.. sounds good though. I've been using Deft as of late and I'm 2 cans into it so far.
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Re: Clearing and sanding over decals

You can get it almost anywhere--I get mine at WalMart:

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





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You can get it almost anywhere--I get mine at WalMart:

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

if i need more clear would this stuff be safe to spray over the deft lacquer I'm already using or should I stick with the same brand. ?
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if i need more clear would this stuff be safe to spray over the deft lacquer I'm already using or should I stick with the same brand. ?
It's usually best to stick with the same product, but I think I remember spraying this over another clear once with no problems. Try it on a scrap piece of wood to test it out.



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Do several mist coats first, then do several wet coats. You want to build up the clear around the decals to try and get it all level. It will take many coats--about 10-15. If you use Krylon Triple Clear Glaze, cut the coats in half, and you won't even need to sand--just buff.
Pardon my ignorance but... What is a mist coat and a wet coat? For me it is all spray.
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Re: Clearing and sanding over decals

Here's what I did.. I found that when I hang a body and spray, it coats the sides a little faster than the front or back, so I took a plank of wood, drilled holes and inserted pegs- 2 that rest in the trem cavity and one that rests in the neck screw cavity. The pegs are a few inches long and when I set the body on the pegs its an inch off the plank. I can really coat the crap out of it since its laying flat and it builds up way quicker. I made a second plank that works for spraying the back. This has really cut down the time I spend spraying and amount of over spray. I will post pics of my contraption tonight.
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