COMPLETED -- $100 Telecaster Challenge, Alder body blank

Discussion in '2009 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by martino, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. martino

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    Thanks!
    Wonder what's left in the hat ?
     
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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
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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
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    Looks bad I know . . . but I am just getting started.
    I must have 50 half used cans of spray paint that I am trying
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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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    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:
     
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    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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    Some pix of the back crackle.

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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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    That isthe best compliment you could have given me:D



    I consider this to be Fine Art
    http://www.jamestrussart.com/Steelcaster/Steelcaster gallery/DSC00321.JPG

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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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    Found it!

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    Thanks for finding that:D
     
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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
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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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