June 27th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Does anyone tape off P90 cavities in the guitar body so that they do not get coated with lacquer? This is my first time using p90s and I fear that the snug fit that they now have will be lost once lacquer coats the sides of the cavities. Should I tape them off somehow? I am concerned that once I tape them off I will have a hard time removing the tape afterwards. I just know that when I see p90 routes on some guitars it looks as though they routed the cavity after it was lacquered. I would be afraid that would melt the finish though.
June 28th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Tape them off with blue painters tape. It will come right off easily.
But i wouldn't worry about lacquer building up to thick. It would take 20+ coats to get to that point.
June 28th, 2012, 12:43 AM
June 28th, 2012, 01:52 AM
One thing to consider (I learned it the hard way): If you don't seal the cavities somehow, you'll have to think about it later when you wet-sand (you don't want water getting in there and then up under the lacquer).