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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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My swirl project- silly problem

I'm butt-deep into my latest project which, ofc, I'm swirling.

A few weeks in now, and I'm getting some great practice swirls out of my stuff. I've figured out all the fun thinner/paint ratios, water temp, skinning time, etc. but the problem I'm having is more mechanical than chemical.

While I'm doing my test swirls, I'm flying solo. Once the strip is submerged, I'm having a rough time keeping the excess paint on the surface cleared off long enough to pull it w/out double skinning.

I've been using the newspaper to wipe off the surface, but it's still creeping back over the dip. Do I need a spare pair of hands here to keep it clean or do any of you intrepid swirlers have a 1-man method of skimming you'd be willing to share? I'd hate for something this silly to keep my project sidelined.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks folks!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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Re: My swirl project- silly problem

Put your face down there and blow man
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My swirl project- silly problem

If this works I'm gonna feel really bad about my problem-solving skills....
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Re: My swirl project- silly problem

LMAO it really does...
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Re: My swirl project- silly problem

Here's another helpful nugget for working alone. Put a screw in the strap button hole so you can anchor the guitar to the bottom while you get the excess paint out of the way. It makes life much easier
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My swirl project- silly problem

I'd read that in one of your earlier posts. Also doing the mist of clear coat over the body before I dip. Thanks Swirltop!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My swirl project- silly problem

Ok, it works! Used a straw. Thanks again! I'll be doing a full rebuild thread soon. Can't post pics yet.
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