Padauk Single Cut Bass

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  1. mPacT

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    That is the stuff I was talking about. There is very little smell compared to the regular Solarez. Much easier to use as it sands far easier. You do need a light scuff sand between coats though for clear coats.

    Regarding the UV lamps, I was only talking about using the UV lights to cure the product. I guess I should have been clearer.
    Set it up, turn on the lights, leave the room for a few minutes. You don't want to be baking yourself with those as John alluded to, unless you want a year round tan and higher risk of skin cancer. ;)
     
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    Yet another incredibly beautiful instrument! Very elegant design, Lisa, bet it plays even better than it looks, which is nothing short of stunning
     
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  3. lbridenstine

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    Thank you!
     
  4. lbridenstine

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    I keep forgetting to update my thread...

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    So, it took a lot of grain filler (8 coats, if I remember right!) and by the time I finished sanding it, it opened up some more pores in places. Great.
    It looked like it was still mostly filled, so I figured I'd hope the finish would fill in the rest.

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    Pretty filled, right?

    I decided to make a rack to hold guitars/basses when finishing.

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    Another coat of shellac.

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    And finally busting out the spray gun.

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    Thanks to a lot of tips here, I think I did okay.

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    Now I'm seeing the pores sinking in (not pictured). Maybe the grain filler shrunk back?

    I have 12 coats of finish on now.

    I decided to let it dry until the weekend, lightly level sand, and start spraying some more.
     
  5. Mat UK

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    I love this thread: the gift that keeps on giving. Great spraying jig - bass look great :)
     
  6. lbridenstine

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    It seems never ending, right?
     
  7. lbridenstine

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    Here are some shots where you can see how the grain filler shrunk back.

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    I sanded with 800 grit dry.

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    How high would you sand before top coats? I can see sanding scratches, granted that I have to hold it at just the right angle, right next to the light, close one eye, and squint to see them... but they're there.

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  8. eallen

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    I have quietly watched your builds for years and they are always creatively amazing. This one is no different..

    Obviously you already know that any grain divets you see before top coat will be there after. I hate when the grain fill doesn't fully get it.

    Eric

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  9. lbridenstine

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    Thank you! I'm trying to fill in the rest of the grain with the finish. A lot of it has already re-filled in so I think it will work.
     
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  10. lbridenstine

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    I haven't updated in a bit because I was filling pores (with the finish) and sanding and repeat forever.

    I block sanded with 800 grit to get the finish flat, then used 1000 grit Abralon on my random orbital sander (with little to no pressure) to remove the sanding scratches.

    I used Meguiar's Polishing Compound and a microfiber cloth to start polishing.

    Then followed it up with Meguiar's Mirror Glaze and a foam pad on the drill.

    Here are some before and afters:

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  11. lbridenstine

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  12. lbridenstine

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    I'll have a video/sound demo soon.
     
  13. Steve Holt

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    Thank you for posting so many detailed pictures!!! This guitar is incredible and I'm inspired to build something like this (though not as good) of my own soon.

    I love it!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful Lisa!
     
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    Another work of art.
    Cheers,
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    Good gracious. That is beautiful.
     
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  17. oldrebel

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    That looks great!! I love it. How much did it end up weighing?
     
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  18. lbridenstine

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    Thanks everyone! I just weighed it and it's 8.8 lbs. About 1-2 lbs heavier than the others I've made.
     
  19. RickyRicardo

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    Another work of art Lisa!
     
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    looks great
     
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