COMPLETED -- $100 Telecaster Challenge, Alder body blank

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martino

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Before I can get most of the red off I have to put it on right?

Sanded the top & back with 220 grit.
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Mixed up some airbrush colors to get oxblood red.

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While thats drying on to the picguard.

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Does not look too bad for $0.68 cents.
Kinda reminds me of an old '50s diner countertop.

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When it is warm it cuts nice when it is cold it is brittle.

this stuff does make a mess so getting less for the router to cut
should make less of a mess !

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The red is dry ready to be sanded and buffed.

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When I planed this out I was thinking of those old wooden
hand painted signs.

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Just keep buffing by hand till I get what I want.

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Aluminum don't rust so good so we will just do it with
paint.
Looks bad I know . . . but I am just getting started.
I must have 50 half used cans of spray paint that I am trying
to use up.

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Ibanez had an RG or JEM with a finish kinda like that not too long ago. It was green with that same kinda grey showing through from underneath. I can't seem to find a pic though.
 

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Ibanez had an RG or JEM with a finish kinda like that not too long ago. It was green with that same kinda grey showing through from underneath. I can't seem to find a pic though.

I would love to see a pic of that !
Ibanez has had ever kinda of finish I can think of over the years.
 

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This was brand new 8 hr ago.

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The can looks fuzzy and chalky but it is gooey and slimy.

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24 hr and by the way this is not for this build the turners are just a test.

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Umm... wow. Probably don't want to get any of THAT on your hands :eek:

Yes it does sting and then you get this crazzy itch!
Much Much worse to get in your lungs 1st time I took off
the box top I coughed for 3 min and wanted to vomit!
 

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Hey martino , That rust looks fantastic !! Great paint job too, Kinda reminds me of that trussart rusty caster thingamajig.
Can't wait for the end , this is gonna be close. I would hate to be a judge on this comp !!
 

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Really nice project and that is! a quite unique paint job...I really like it!
I want to see the finished product!
Keep the good work flowing mate!;)
 

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Working on the tuners and the neck.

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Did that so I can hang them in the acid tank.

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Feel like a kid who caught a little snake and am trying to feed him a
rat.

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If I stare at it it won't rust.

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Got to go back to the body now I am all most done . . .
with the top
I do Not need quit as much drama or distress as the back got.

Sprayed it with clear shellac then the valspar Porcelain Crackle Glaze

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When it is dry I hit it with just a tinny bit of gold glitter.

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You can see ever brush stroke it does tone down a lot
after sanding it with 320 grit . . but still dont think it would
be good for a True "relic"!

Think I will call my style of relic ROAD-KILL in stead of
" Road Worn "


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