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zomgguitarz1234
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Join date: Nov 2009
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#2561
Necroing this thread for a question I can't figure out. What kind of paints are used for the base paint and stuff? Like the actual colors. Every time I google for options I always get nitro and poly, and then when I look for those they're always clearcoats. I'm a bit confused now on where to find nitro or poly colors, even if they have color.
Ippon
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#2562
Quote by zomgguitarz1234
Necroing this thread for a question I can't figure out. What kind of paints are used for the base paint and stuff? Like the actual colors. Every time I google for options I always get nitro and poly, and then when I look for those they're always clearcoats. I'm a bit confused now on where to find nitro or poly colors, even if they have color.

Look at the bottom of this link for the Nitro Gibson and Fender colors.

If you have your own spraying equipment: http://ftp.lmii.com/products/finishing

If you want to use Acrylic Lacquer for primer, color, and clear coats, look for the Krylon or Duplicolor brands. Make sure it's not enamel, available at most auto shops, Sherwin-Williams shops.

Note also that most bigbox DIY stores carry house-brand Nitro in spraycans ... got a few when they were $4/can.
zomgguitarz1234
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#2563
I actually realized that the cans of paint I have where urethane instead of enamel so I might use those. Not poly though. I have a nitro clearcoat I got from reranch, so is it ok if I do all the colors in regular urethane then cover it with nitro?
zomgguitarz1234
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#2565
Alright, also how do you let the neck dry? I know the body usually hangs from some hooks, but I never seen what people do for the necks.
abyssspecter
worlds biggest ego
Join date: May 2006
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#2566
I put a hanger through the hole for a tuner peg or in a hole where the neck screws to the body when I dry my necks.
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Rocketface2112
Face of rockery
Join date: Dec 2007
502 IQ
#2567
Hey got a question.. I gotta remove the clearcoat on a guitar im repainting, i have already sanded down the clear coat i think...
Im not sure if i have completely removed the clear coat or not tho.. Its definatly not as shiny as before but it still feels smooth and looks like its a matte finishon it..
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Ippon
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#2568
Quote by Rocketface2112
Hey got a question.. I gotta remove the clearcoat on a guitar im repainting, i have already sanded down the clear coat i think...
Im not sure if i have completely removed the clear coat or not tho.. Its definatly not as shiny as before but it still feels smooth and looks like its a matte finishon it..

What is the question or your goal?

If it's to refinish it with another opaque colorcoat, it should be fine to spray the new color.
Rocketface2112
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#2569
oh haha i half assed the first post

what im tring to do is remove the clearcoat and spray on a few coats of primer.then after that i will be swirling the guitar

just not sure if i removed the clearcoat fully because its still very smooth but not shiny at all looks like a matte finished guitar and dont know if the primer will stick to it

if tinypic.com was working id upload pics for you :/

thanks
Very Orange CARVIN DC 700
PRS SE Custom - crunch lab&PAF pro
Ibanez GRX40 - modified
Peavey Valveking 112 w/ 2x12 cab

Originally Posted by Shirate
The guitar, the only beautiful female that looks better with the top ON haha

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jakegrape
Jakegrape
Join date: Oct 2008
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#2570
quick question, not sure if its been answered in this thread yet but I aint going through 128 pages to find out

I stripped my strat body down to bare wood, and I need a wood filler of sorts to fill in some gouges and deep scratches.

Im not going to be painting the guitar, maybe a stain and then clear coat, but my question is what type of wood filler would be best for this?

thanks in advance for any help!
2014 Fender Classic Players Strat (60th anniversary reissue)
2011 Ibanez Prestige JC1750
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Laney GH120
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Ippon
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#2571
Quote by jakegrape
quick question, not sure if its been answered in this thread yet but I aint going through 128 pages to find out

I stripped my strat body down to bare wood, and I need a wood filler of sorts to fill in some gouges and deep scratches.

Im not going to be painting the guitar, maybe a stain and then clear coat, but my question is what type of wood filler would be best for this?

thanks in advance for any help!

It's prudent to use clear grain fillers if you want to stain or do a natural finish. There are a bunch available from most big box DIY stores. There are also stained fillers if you have an exotic body wood, etc. I like the water-based ones.
jakegrape
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#2572
Quote by Ippon
It's prudent to use clear grain fillers if you want to stain or do a natural finish. There are a bunch available from most big box DIY stores. There are also stained fillers if you have an exotic body wood, etc. I like the water-based ones.


Miniwax makes a stainable filler from what I learned yesterday. I'm only using filler in very small spots, so i think that with a slightly darker stain than the wood currently is, the filler wouldn't be to noticeable.

is my thinking wrong here? I ask only because I'm learning as I go here

Anyone used the minwax stainable wood filler?
2014 Fender Classic Players Strat (60th anniversary reissue)
2011 Ibanez Prestige JC1750
Fender Frontman 212
Laney GH120
Marshall MGDFX 100
Pedal stuffs too