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Aging a Nitro Lacquer finish

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by sh1000, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. Jellecaster

    Jellecaster Friend of Leo's

    Dec 12, 2006
    New Hampshire, USA
    It works with regular, old, compressed air from Radio Shack. I use the stuff all the time and it gets COLD....

  2. BroadMaster

    BroadMaster Tele-Afflicted

    Thanx for the 4-1-1 :idea: , jellecaster. That will certainly be a time and $$ saver
    all way 'round.

  3. gtech

    gtech Friend of Leo's

    Jan 4, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    So a regular can of compressed air gets cold enough for that... interesting

  4. OaklandA

    OaklandA Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Jun 18, 2004
    Queen Creek, AZ
    oh jeez, here we go again...

    Why on earth would anyone finish their Tele's in that goofy BuckOwens-sparkle finish? Or Paisley? Flames? Stickers of pin-up girls or marijuana leafs?? I imagine it's just personal preference on guitar finish and has nothing to do with tone, playability of anything else. Why is this such a hot button issue with some people? It's just a guitar finish.

    I don't own a relic, but I'm not advese to the idea. I leaf through The Blackguard Book and see those beautiful guitars and know I'll never likely have the cabbage to buy one, so why not a replica? Besides, it looks like it might be kinda fun as a DIY project.
    Space-o-Caster likes this.

  5. koen

    koen Tele-Afflicted

    May 19, 2007
    West of Morocco
    Hey, take it easy, I just was curious why he wants to do that, no judgement or whatever. Cheers. ;)

  6. ehawley

    ehawley Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 16, 2005
    Keyport, New Jersey
    If you hold it upside down when you spray it the propellent is expelled along withnthe's the propellent thats the"freezer" That stuff will freeze your skin!!

  7. gtech

    gtech Friend of Leo's

    Jan 4, 2007
    Quebec, Canada

  8. Brewboy

    Brewboy Tele-Holic

    Aug 19, 2005
    Lake Wobegon, MN
    I got a big old nasty blister on my finger from spraying Radio Shack compressed air. Kinda like frost bite I suppose. It's my pick holding finger and of course I had a gig the next day-ouch! Wear gloves when you do this folks.

  9. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

    Mar 25, 2007

  10. Big Lug

    Big Lug Tele-Holic

    Aug 19, 2003
    BC, Canada

  11. sh1000

    sh1000 TDPRI Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    north miami florida
    meant to ask....should i take the neck off while it's in the sun?

  12. BroadMaster

    BroadMaster Tele-Afflicted

    I do.
    It probably will not hurt to leave it, but I'd only check the front and back of the headstock and some areas around the heel of the neck.

  13. ultraeconomike

    ultraeconomike NEW MEMBER!

    May 1, 2009
    Silverlake, CA
    I'm posting it because no one has mentioned it in the comments I've read. Another technique which works well to dull a shiny finish without checking is to apply duct tape to the surface and then remove. You may have to clean off the adhesive afterwards with a rag and some acetone which further dulls the finish. Stickers also do the same thing.

  14. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    Besides the fact that for some reason I'll never quite understand, you are responding to a 3 year old thread....It's about Lacquer, and Acetone will not only "Dull" it....It will "Remove" it...better rethink your advice......:rolleyes:

  15. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 17, 2006
    Prairie Hill, Texas
    May I video tape you doing this, I'll bring my own guitar for you to do this to..... What was the EPA finder fee for those videos? $15000 or so, the fines even stiffer.

  16. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 17, 2006
    Prairie Hill, Texas
    Doh, I responded to a zombie thread...

  17. ckroenlein

    ckroenlein Tele-Holic

    Sep 29, 2006
    St. Louis, Missourah
    Take the body and neck apart, throw both in the deep freeze a couple of days. When ready, fire up the oven to 500 degrees. OPen door slightly, roast body direct out of the freezer over hot air and listen to the fireworks. You can use a paint brush, like a 2.5 inch dry brush and buff the finish. The best way is to press the bristles perpendicular to the body and rub in a circular fashion. It will haze the finish.

  18. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2003

    Because I feel IMO for the most part folks don't want their guitars to look like a brand new toy...

    Kinda like "na na nana nahhhhh" I have a brand new guitar. This is made somewhat worse with the newer poly coat finishes that are really shiney and toy looking.

    Don't get me wrong there are folks that love a brand new Tele, looking like a new Camro etc. but to me if a guitar looks like it's never been used it probably hasn't.............


  19. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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    Old thread, now closed. If someone wants to start a new thread on the same topic, that would be fine. -- CS

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