Padauk Single Cut Bass

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  1. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Shellac! It's a pretty thick coat. I'm hoping I can get away with just 1 coat before the grain fill. What do you guys think?

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    So, the answer to "is 1 coat of shellac enough" was a no. I sanded thru in a few spots .

    So far I've done 4 thick coats of grain filler and it's still not filled. Erg. I'll keep going, then re-do the shellac. I think that the shellac on the padauk is okay, so I'm going to try to keep that so I don't have to wipe with acetone again.

    This shot is before any filler:

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    These are after 2 coats:

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    I didn't take a picture where I left off, but it was looking filled when the filler was still wet, then shrunk back again as it dried. Have any of you used Aqua Coat?
     
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    Great work Lisa. I've been playing with this Solarez UV lacquer substitute called "I Can't Believe It's Not Lacquer." Very little smell, stays wet until you take it into sunlight, then cures in a couple minutes. That's right, minutes. Sands and polishes easily. Works as a grain fill as well as a top coat and doesn't stink up your shop. Great stuff!
     
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    Yes Mike but does it craze and turn yellow too?
     
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    I'll tell you in 30 years!
     
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    We’ll have to give it the old UV blast and freezer treatment... not that I’m into relicing but...
     
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    Maybe I'll do it on some scrap this weekend! (Remind me.)
     
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    I've never heard of that. Sounds cool! I feel like it would be difficult with a neck thru or set neck to have to move it out in the sun to cure, but a couple minutes cure time sounds awesome.
     
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    You could always set up a couple UV lights.
     
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    That's true. I might try this on a future build. I already have my finish for this one, but this sounds like it would be great to work with.
     
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    I have experimented a bit with Solarez as well. To me it smells a bit like fiberglass epoxy, it's not overwhelming in any way.

    It's awesome that it drys so quickly after being exposed to UV rays. You can basically use your sander right away after exposure!

    As for the UV lamps, I have heard of some health issues caused by UV lamps, so please do some research.

    As for a way to hold your neck trough, you may have to come up with some sort of jig, maybe something that double stick tapes to the finger board and has a handle and a hook to hang it? O something connected to the strap button holes?

    The finish is coming along. Look forward to seeing progress photos!
     
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    Did you like your results with Solarez?
     
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    I used
    I used only the grain filler. And yes I will use it again!!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010TM2HBS/?tag=tdpri-20

    It did a great job of filling. The only issue was user error, I didn't let it "flow out" long enough so that the surface was smooth.

    With winter setting it, it will be a while before I will be using it again.
     
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    How far does 4 oz go? I'm currently using a lot of Aqua Coat.
     
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    Lisa,

    I used less then a third of the 4oz bottle for the one body I grain filled. Your mileage may vary but you can probably get two bodies if not three out of a bottle.

    Interesting news, Solarez has come out with a new product called "I can't believe it's not Lacquer". It's another UV dried product and I am definitely buying it!!

    https://www.solarez.com/product/i-cant-believe-its-not-lacquer-quart-only/

    To get an idea of how it works, check out this video from Chris Monck from November 23rd.



    The one video earlier shows him applying the finish, he uses a sponge!!

    It's really helpful that this guy is willing to experiment and test new products. I know it introduces me to new ideas and those are great!
     
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    Wow your glue ups keep getting fancier, very Nice!
     
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    A sponge????
     
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    Yes!! It's true! A sponge!!

    Check out the video below at 5:23

     
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