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Comments on Profile Post by fluffhead

  1. DrASATele
    DrASATele
    Be patient, lay down several layers to build the burst. If you can adjust the spray pattern or fan of the spray you can get a better fade to the burst. If not the other way to do this is angle of the spray. The first passes should be tight, limited fanning, so just to kiss the outside edge. As you layer on top of that the edge will become more opaque.
    Apr 21, 2020
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  2. fluffhead
    fluffhead
    I can only adjust the amount of finish that's released with my gun. It's not capable of adjusting a fan unfortunately.

    Like you advised, I'll start closer and spray outwards and work my way inwards and further from the body as I begin to work my way in.
    Apr 21, 2020
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  3. fluffhead
    fluffhead
    My hanging concern is about how many passes I should do in one coat...how should I gauge when 'x' passes equals a 'coat'? I know this is something that I would learn quickly with experience...but maybe you can help with your expertise to shed some light on this before I shoot on the guitar.
    Apr 21, 2020
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  4. DrASATele
    DrASATele
    3 passes = 1 coat. Most products give you a window of recoat, be it a 1/2 hour or 3 hours. They also say "usually" not to do more or 3 or 4 in a day. So if you can get all those passes in, in a day that's 1 coat. I wouldn't go over that label suggestion as it usually includes gas off time. I've found this to be true using a spray gun or rattle can.
    Apr 23, 2020
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  5. DrASATele
    DrASATele
    If you over saturate the surface beyond what the can says, you'll start to see issues as it dries. a good rule of thumb is to always test on scrap.
    Apr 23, 2020
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  6. fluffhead
    fluffhead
    2 questions:

    1. In your original post, which I've read a million times, I always thought after the shellac burst is finalized to start putting your clear coats (nitro/poly) on. But I was going over it with my buddy last night and he thought you meant, additional coats of clear shellac. Can you clarify?
    May 1, 2020
  7. fluffhead
    fluffhead
    2. I found a mixing guide for the mixol and I put 3% black mixol of 4 oz of shellac in ((or 3.4 mL)) and then thinned it 1:1 with DNA. It got the tint pretty damn black. Will a Watco wipe on gloss poly work over shellac? I may not have waited long enough last night (3-4 hours), but when I applied it, it looked dull for some reason and not glossy.
    May 1, 2020