Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
UV Top Coat?
So I am now in the primer stage of my swirl project and wanted to know about going about the last step of painting the guitar. The Clear coat. I am only home for a few more weeks and we should be swirling the guitar this weekend once the primer dries. I have been reading around and have been seeing that it takes months for the clear coat to fully cure before you can wet sand it and finish it. Well, I don't have a couple months because I am going back to college in less than a month.
So I started searching around for a way to cut the drying time in half or even more than that. And all that I found was an article from Taylor guitars talking about UV top coats. They stick the guitar in a sort of UV emitting oven and in minutes the special UV clear coat is dried, cured, and you can wet sand it right away. Where do I go about getting this super fast drying clear coat? Is it more expensive than regular lacquer? If so, how much more? I don't have a UV oven so how would I dry it? Could I just take it to a tanning store and stick it on a tanning bed?? It sounds stupid I know but I really don't want to end up not being able to bring my newly swirled guitar to college.
Any help is really appreciated!!