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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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EVH Bumblebee !

Check it out guys, I sprayed this today, But the yellow spray can kept spurting :\ so it didn't come out AMAZING but decent. Still need to clear coat!



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Check it out guys, I sprayed this today, But the yellow spray can kept spurting :\ so it didn't come out AMAZING but decent. Still need to clear coat!



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Nice one Bob! I just traded my B/W Frankie for that DT-420, but plan on building a few more EVH axes. I'm doing the bumblebee first, then a 5150, then the B/W "Unchained" guitar, then a 1984.
Just curious, but why did you go with a top routed body for your bumblebee? I'm going authentic with a rear routed body.



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AWESOME!!!


NEEDS MORE GREEN!

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AWESOME!!!


NEEDS MORE GREEN!

HAHAHAHHAAHA

@AB

It was the only body i had and + i'm going to sell it its a korean squier
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here's mine!!!!!!!

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here's mine!!!!!!!


oh damn thats just cool
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Going to get this cleared soon my local garage is going to do it for me for 5

Although I let him spray the yellow and he over sprayed :\ so there's little tiny dots in the finish, I'm sure the lacquer will fill it or something
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Check it out guys, I sprayed this today, But the yellow spray can kept spurting :\ so it didn't come out AMAZING but decent. Still need to clear coat!
Looks great from here in the cheap seats! Nice job!
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Looks great from here in the cheap seats! Nice job!
Cheers man, the masking tape I used was a little crappy so next time i'll get a different one.

Also, a Black scratch plate will go on it with 1 humbucker and 1 volume
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Be careful. EVH is watching.
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Be careful. EVH is watching.
Haha, I hope he is! Would just go to show that anyone can do his paint job with little paint experience!
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So, I was getting pee'd off by the local garage every single day they would give me some bull****, anyway.
I sprayed a can of lacquer onto the guitar this morning and over sprayed in one area so sanded down with 800 grit. The guitar was actually really dry (probably due to the weather being well over 30 degrees celcius!) and it looks like i've rubbed it down and gotten rid of the ridges, could I just use cutting compound on it now? Or have I messed it up completely? I sprayed around 2 dust coats and 4 wet coats, using a 400ml clear lacquer can.
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So, I was getting pee'd off by the local garage every single day they would give me some bull****, anyway.
I sprayed a can of lacquer onto the guitar this morning and over sprayed in one area so sanded down with 800 grit. The guitar was actually really dry (probably due to the weather being well over 30 degrees celcius!) and it looks like i've rubbed it down and gotten rid of the ridges, could I just use cutting compound on it now? Or have I messed it up completely? I sprayed around 2 dust coats and 4 wet coats, using a 400ml clear lacquer can.

Id suggest more coats then that. use the whole can if you can. edit: let it be for a day or so then go back and do some more coats on it.
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Its been rubbed down already, most areas are even and no ridges. I did use the whole can! I can't remember exactly how many coats i did, but I know it was more the 4 :P

few questions:

1. If I used rubbing compound and it came out bad, could I just rub it down and re-lacquer it?

2. Could I use a different brand spray over the existing one?

3. Is your one finished yet?
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So, I was getting pee'd off by the local garage every single day they would give me some bull****, anyway.
I sprayed a can of lacquer onto the guitar this morning and over sprayed in one area so sanded down with 800 grit. The guitar was actually really dry (probably due to the weather being well over 30 degrees celcius!) and it looks like i've rubbed it down and gotten rid of the ridges, could I just use cutting compound on it now? Or have I messed it up completely? I sprayed around 2 dust coats and 4 wet coats, using a 400ml clear lacquer can.
Not nearly enough clear, Bob. I always go through about 7 cans, unless I'm using Krylon Triple Crystal Clear--then it's about 3-4 cans. You want your first 4-5 coats to be a dusting coat. Then, do a medium wet coat, let dry a few hours, then a full wet coat. On the next day, spray another wet coat, let dry--repeat. Keep doing that until you have a nice, super-thick clear on it. Once you've let your last coat dry---a few days to cure, then start sanding and wetsanding. Let it sit for a few more days, then start buffing.
By the way, I just found a super buffing attachment for my workshop. I was about to buy a whole buffing arbor and motor kit, but went with this:





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