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Rattle can finish

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by 1bad914, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. 1bad914

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    Makes me want to relic it, but I am more apt to just play the wear into it.
     

  2. Blue Bill

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    I love the color, nice job!
     

  3. 1bad914

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    Thx. always a favorite.
     

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    In some better light. Just put the 10the coat on. About to stop and let it dry a week.
     
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    I waited a week for the wipe on poly to cure. Wet sanded it from 600 to 2000. Machine polished part of it with rubbing compound. IMG_4761.JPG
     
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  6. 1bad914

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    Once I machine polish it the shine will really pop. The amber tint of the poly really gives it a vintage look.
     

  7. ukepicker

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    Very nice. Worth the extra effort :) good work!
     

  8. 1bad914

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    After the full treatment with rubbing compound and then polishing compound. I use all 3M compounds. I wish the camera could pick the amber highlights. Looks really cool.
     

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  10. Silverface

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    "Rubbing" compound? Really?

    I recommend avoiding it because it's much too abrasive - it's essentially like wet sanding with 800 or 1000 but with more material removal. If you're talking about 3M's auto-type compounds all of them are more abrasive than medium and fine stick-type polishing compounds and usual guitar-finish buffing materials

    Glad they worked for you - but they really make for much more work than other products. Stewmac sells a wide range of Colortone polishing liquids that get a higher gloss fairly quickly. But it's really the stick liquid buffing compounds combined with cloth wheels that get a full high gloss finish. There's quite a difference between "car polish" and buffing compounds.
     

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    This is the 2nd guitar I have used this method on. I can appreciate other compounds and polishes, but the proof is in the results. This is not your Walmart car polish. This is high end go to the paint supply store and get out your wallet polish. I also have painted many cars and have a lot of experience with these products. I am very happy with it. I plan on building an acoustic in the future. I will treat it differently.
     

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  13. Lonn

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    Looks nice. I also used Rustoleum to paint this a week or so ago.

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    Very nice!

    The dog in the background looks good too!
     

  16. 1bad914

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    Looks great!
     

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    Thx. For some reason my iPhone camera is washing it out. It is more seafoam green than anything. It does look a bit like sonic blue in the pictures.
     

  18. 1bad914

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    This is what I use to polish. Yes, it is big buffer, but I am comfortable with it. IMG_4786.JPG
     
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  19. 1bad914

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    I even use it to buff the sides. I sand them with 1500/2000 wet and I am very cautious with the sanding and buffing. I do not use the rubbing compound on the sides. Only the foam pad and polishing compound. IMG_4772.JPG
     
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    The bottom line is that the rattle can, wipe on poly method works. I would rather paint in a booth with a gun any day. That is not always an option. This is a good alternative.
     
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