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Butterscotch Ash Tele Advice?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by goldguitarguy, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. goldguitarguy

    goldguitarguy Tele-Meister

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    Hey peeps,

    I’m going to attempt to finish this tele here soon and I’m looking for some advice. I have the grain filled and a light coat of sanding sealer. I’m using water based products from the Crystalac Britetone range and I have a range of ColourFX dyes along with White,Yellow,Red and Brown of the Britetone pigments.

    When applying the sealer do you lay a few coats before prep sanding before the clear coat? I noticed after I sanded the sealer back a little I got some white blotches which I’m sure is sanded through back to wood.

    Should I apply a couple coats of clear coat before laying down the white tinted clear coat base for the butterscotch colour?

    Does anyone have a recipe for the butterscotch yellow colour?

    Does anyone have recipe for a vintage amber clear coat for the neck?

    Any tips on spraying?

    Cheers,

    Mitch
     

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  2. Mark617

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    Don’t seal or your dye won’t penetrate. From your color scheme, I’m guessing you want a burst ? I’d try a few test pieces beforehand
     
  3. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Niot what you're asking, but I'd be inclined to leave that beauty natural.
     
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    Agreed Ron R
    Consider Tru Oil, looks great and is very forgiving
     

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  5. goldguitarguy

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    Sorry, I should have specified that I’m not planning on dying the wood. It’s just the dyes I have can be added to lacquer as well. My plan is to tint the water based lacquer. Doing a white semi transparent base first, then spray the yellow transparent over that. Similar to how Fender achieved the 60s butterscotch blonde.
     
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