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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Finishing over a Finish?

i really like the vine inlays on the fretboards of the VWH, GMC etc and after a while of toying around with the idea, i grabbed my rg, a sharpie and drew one on the body of my guitar. it looks really nice, but ever since ive had to redraw it because it is fading where my arm rests.

any idea of what material i could use to make a clearcoat over the body? would a lacquer spray be good? shellac? i want to still be able to see the design, but have a protective, long lasting clearcoat over it.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Finishing over a Finish?

come on, someone has to have SOME idea eh?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:19 PM
 
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Re: Finishing over a Finish?

Go with laquer, it'll be really strong but you should study how to use before doing it on your guitar if you've never done it...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 11:35 PM
 
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Re: Finishing over a Finish?

Lacquer probably won't work. Since that should be some kind of polyurethane or polyester catalyzed finish, not a lot of things are going to adhere to it other than the same stuff. (And lacquer may change the color if you don't clear over the whole guitar.) You probably need a two-part polyurethane, which most of us are not properly prepared to spray. Maybe check with LGM ...
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2005, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Finishing over a Finish?

two part? would that be mixing the components before spraying? could that be found at any hardware store?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 10:41 PM
 
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Re: Finishing over a Finish?

Yes. No.

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