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'52 Tele-- first build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Stumpwizard, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Stumpwizard

    Stumpwizard Tele-Meister

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    Since this was my first ever finishing job, I took the advice from many to put many more coats of gloss on to avoid the possibility of sanding thru - so I ended up with 8-10 coats before curing and wet sanding.. maybe that has something to do with the tint change -

    Here is a pic of the color coat I took (in poor lighting conditions with a flash)
    this was taken immediately after spraying the final coat

    You can see how yellow it was wet...

    By the way I used Deft rattle cans for the gloss coats
     

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  2. overlook1977

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    I really do not like the Reranch BSB. Maybe I sprayed too much of it (2 light coats, 1 heavier coat), but it looks like someone threw up mustard all over the guitar. There is a slight sickly green hue or something to it...I can't put my finger on it. I am trying to decide between a few different options:
    1) Continue spraying the BSB to get it opaque to see if the wood is making it a dirty tint.
    2) Spray Reranch tinted nitro over it to get it more orange.
    3) Give up and paint it black.

    I was trying to go for this:

    http://www.johnmichaelsonline.com/images/0310203550.jpg

    However, this was my result:
     

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  3. overlook1977

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    I had a realization that the green hue is coming from the dark wood grain bleeding through. I think if you go too far with the BSB, you are best off just spraying it on opaque. I put on another coat of BSB and its already looking better...
     
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  4. thestratomaster

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    the color in that pic of the squier is technically just butterscotch, which reranch also sells. Butterscotch blonde is this color:

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0&biw=1045&bih=509
     
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