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How I apply a lacquer finish on an aftermarket neck.

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Colt W. Knight, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    Canada
    Ouch! Take good care and heal quickly.
     

  2. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

    Mar 8, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    You're a big guy - too much distance between the control center and extremities.
     

  3. photondev

    photondev Tele-Holic

    824
    Jul 28, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    thanks Colt for your tutorial - your timing couldn't be better, I am about to apply lacquer to the neck I am building for the challenge
     

  4. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    No problem. Building guitars is fun.
     

  5. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    LOL, and at times, frustrating as hell!
     

  6. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    And painful if you rip the skin off your toes with a buffer. :D
     

  7. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Ouch!! dammit that had to hurt....I can feel it all the way in Fl!

    I gave up going barefoot or with flip flops a long time ago, lesson learned the hard way many times.

    Heal quickly, bro!
     

  8. Commodore 64

    Commodore 64 Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Age:
    42
    Mar 1, 2010
    Kent, OH
    Advanced AutoParts gouged me for $70 for that yesterday. It's no wonder these companies can't compete with the internet. The same coaxial cable at Best Buy for $21.99 was $1.98 at Partsexpress.

    I paid the $70, because I want to support local businesses, but I'm not overly thrilled about. That's just sick ass price gouging.
     

  9. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I think I gave 32.89$ at O'Reillys, and I saw it at Lowes this morning for 29.99$.

    70$, wow, that's really expensive. I thought I got hosed paying 3$ more.
     

  10. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

    Mar 8, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    Colt - How are your toesies?
     

  11. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

    Mar 8, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    Do they make a pointy toe version for his cowboy boots?
     

  12. JBennett

    JBennett Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    40
    Jun 23, 2008
    Cold Spring, NY
    Very good POINT!

    (Sorry)
     

  13. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

    Mar 8, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    Yuk yuk. We crack ourselves up. (At our brother's expense)
     

  14. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Its okay, but have yall ever had to put band aids on your toes? That is a task!
     

  15. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Mask off the fretboard

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    Color the tops of the frets

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    Scrub Frets level

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    This bar is great to see where you are, and getting most of the frets on a level plane. However, if I have a few sunken frets or stubborn frets, I swap over to my DiaSharp Extra Coarse diamond sanding stone.

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    Then add some fall off

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    Then paint the frets again and crown the tops

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    Buff with 400 grit

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    Buff with 1000 grit

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    Now that will play nice, but sometimes, a little extra efforts makes the difference.

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  16. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
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    I'll try to get some better photos tomorrow. These are just camera phone pics.
     

  17. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    Canada
    What is "fall off"?
     

  18. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Angle the last several frets so they don't buzz when you have a low action.
     

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