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Starting my First Partscaster

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Flash1909, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Flash1909

    Flash1909 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 11, 2015
    USA
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    So many Questions, but lets start with grain filler
    USAG Swamp Ash Body
    I'm thinking Blonde or Mary Kaye White
    but the grain looks dark already to me
    right?
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    so what color from StewMac or others?

    Might even change to a Maple neck

    Thanks
     

  2. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    Are you spraying lacquer? have you ever done it before? If not go to the Reranch site and read every tutorial. Then order enough material that you can do a good size test application of the whole system on scrap wood - don't experiment on your body.
     

  3. Sim_Ross_Music

    Sim_Ross_Music NEW MEMBER!

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    Aug 22, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Reranch is great, stewmac is decent. If you plan to let the grain show, make sure you spray super light coats on, and sanding sealer/grain filler before that unless you want the grain sticking through. May even want to put a few coats of clear on before color, just so you have a decent base, if you plan to let the grain show through. Plus the clear coat will make the grain pop a bit.
     

  4. VintageSG

    VintageSG Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Huddersfield, UK
    What lovely grain. It goes so well with the rosewood too. Take no notice, I'm weird like that :)
    I'd be tempted to make the grain pop, clear ( or -just- tinted ) top coat it and leave it at that. Let that grain stick through.
     

  5. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    Clear does not really make the grain "pop". To do that involves sanding sealer with tinted paste wood filler and/or dye stain.
     

  6. Flash1909

    Flash1909 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 11, 2015
    USA
    I was not too clear in my post, I want a tinted grain filler.
    StewMac offers a Ebony filler(which reviewers say looks grey),
    but that should work.
    also sanding sealer before the grain filler makes sense too me as it is water based filler.
    Similar to the look I want.
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