i am making a body and i want to give it a very thick and shiny finish. the kind of finish that you would see on a prs. what steps would i have to follow in order to do this?
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Finishing is a very, very, very labor intensive process to go through. Most people don't get very good results there first time, but that can go for ANYTHING being done the first time. PRS finishes are actually pretty thin, they're just buffed out to a high gloss. The thicker the finish does not mean the higher gloss, that's pretty much a myth. If you want to see thick finish, look at Fender's and Jackson's.

Anyways, check out ReRanch. Read it, learn it, and then come back with questions. Your question is verrrry broad.

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