#1
I don't currently have the funds to have my SG refinished. Right now it is bare wood, and I'd like to play it. I was wondering if it would be a good idea for me to spray on a satin clear coat, just to protect the wood. I'm assuming if/when I have it painted the painter probably won't charge any more money to strip the clear coat. Also, would this protect the wood by itself? I was thinking of buying some Deft Nitro satin and spraying it right on there. Thanks.
#2
The finisher will charge you to strip the guitar.

But yeah if it is going to be a while before the refinish you need to cover up the wood, satin lacquer is fine.




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#3
You could just Danish oil it. It acts as a sealant, and it's easy to remove.
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#4
I did tung oil it at one time, only a coat or two but I want something that would just cover over it. I'm pretty sure I could just strip it myself if the painter was actually going to charge me, however I think the person I'm gonna have paint it probably won't. It's just going to be the clear coat so it won't be very hard to strip.
#5
Alright well I put on 5 light coats of Deft Satin Clear nitro lacquer. I was going to put a 6th coat on but it feels fine. I wet sanded with 600 grit, I should go higher like 800 and finish with 1000 or 1200 but it's satin, I don't think it needs to be polished that well. I'll post pics of the guitar when I'm finished putting it back together. Right now it feels like a nice satin should, not as rough as the faded SGs feel.