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Trying to learn about finishes

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Dicarbondioxide, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Dicarbondioxide

    Dicarbondioxide NEW MEMBER!

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    I am sure this post already exists somewhere I just can't find it. I got into the guitar game about a year ago and have learned a lot, mostly through trial and error. I recently started wprking at a startup making novelty guitars to sell at conventions such as comic con (so I need to be very price concious). In that time I have finished multiple guitars with clear coat, rustoleum laquer (which YouTube recommended), and polyurethane. I have not been super satisfied with the quality of any of those finishes, none of them have been the shiny show car finish that is customary on a guitar nor have any been very scratch resistant. I guess really what I'm trying to learn is what are the preferred types of guitar finishes, how much does it cost to do a whole guitar, how hard is it to learn to do, and what are any other pros/cons (like scratch resistance, or gloss quality).


    TLDR: What are good techniques to finish a body and how much does it cost?
     

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