Faux Binding help!!!

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  1. KazPed

    KazPed TDPRI Member

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    Hey, this is probably a question for a more general guitar forum, but seeing as i want to do it on a telecaster ill post it here...

    Can anybody give me some tips on how to do a faux binding, i plan to have an alder body with a quilted maple veneer on top (maybe back as well) and im going to stain it blue. Thing is i want a faux binding to seperate the quilted maple top from alder body, but dnt have much idea on how to do it and cant find any tips/guides on the interwebs! so any advice would be greatly appreciated! :) thanks
     
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    Automotive pinstriping is your friend. There's a couple of builders here who have used that trick.
     
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    so just pinstriping tape? any tips on how to do it in general?
     
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    also, what kind of width of pinstriping tape is suitable? ive only been able to find a 12.7mm and 6.35mm tape.
     
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    did u have any problem with stain getting under the tape?
     
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    I had a few spots that did get a little...I was able to sand them out. I used a water based aniline dye and I think JWells used alchohol based dye which I would expect is a little runnier but dries extremely quickly. I have heard people have used bleach on a Q-tip to lighten the spots if they are bad, but with making sure the tape is stuck on REALLY well you should be ok. Maybe even warming it a little with a heat gun and then running your finger all the way around to get it stuck would help..that is the trick though, getting the tape on right. Pay close attention to the curves and tight spots around the neck pocket and cutaway and strangely enough, the waist curves, both top and bottom.
     
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    cool thanks, ive given up on the thinline idea now. too much work, maybe ill do one sometime down the line! im going for a quilted maple veneer, dyed blue with a faux binding then the back dyed aswell! should be fun! ill post pictures of job when i get round to it
     
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    There is also a good tutorial about doing PRS style natural bindings on the Stew Mac site.
     
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    Jwells makes it look so dang easy, and make you feel so dang sick, all at once.

    I love it!
     
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    I tape off the bindind on each side and clear coated it before useing a water based dye on the top
     

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    the bottom has the dye mixed in the clear when you spray you have less problems with it getting under the tape
     

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    I followed the Dan Erlewine tutorial that BAW4742 linked above to do this one.

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    I used the StewMac liquid stain mixed with alcohol in the recommended ratio. I masked the edge of the maple with plastic pinstriping tape. I applied the stain with a rag doing a few applications. I used a slightly damp rag and would approach the tape with caution using just my index finger behind the rag so as not to get stain under the tape. I used 1/4 in tape (same as the maple thickness).

    When I pulled off the tape, I used my index finger and a piece of fine sandpaper held at about a 45 degree angle to sand around the top to give the faux binding the look of some thickness.

    Good luck with your project.
     
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    Jwells393, I love the color of that guitar. Is that stewmac's orange? Looks brighter than their example.
     
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    Yes .......... the StewMac Colortone Orange liquid stain mixed with alcohol in the recommended proportion.
     
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