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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question Thinking about swirling one of my guitars...

Hey guys, as a little summer project I'm thinking of swirling one of my guitars, perhaps my yamaha bass (then it won't be a shame if it goes wrong ) However, I've never swirled before, so I think I'll need a bit of advice. I've read a few online articles, and I think I have the general idea.

So, I understand that I take the hardware out, sand off the paint from the body, take the neck off, and apply a base of white spray paint to the body after this. I understand the swirling procedure, and I know what I need to buy (borax, a big bin/container, and enamel paints etc).

Here's the bit I'd like to get some advice on:-

Once I've swirled the guitar, and dried it, I need to put on some clear coat. I've seen a few people here recommend 2K clear coat, but I don't know how many coats I need to put on, or how long I should leave them to dry for. ALSO, what exactly is 'wet sanding' and when should it be done?

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Re: Thinking about swirling one of my guitars...

Wet sanding is getting your sandpaper wet and sanding.
It's done after general sanding for lighter grits, and is the "fine tune" sanding--then buff.

Make sure to seal wood after sanding doen the body.
Fill holes with wax--you'll be submerging the body in water.

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