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How about some Sparkles with your Checkerboards?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Buckocaster51, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Buckocaster51

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    Lots of grain to fill...

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    Sparkle it up. I’m a sparkle fan.
     
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    Two coats of CA applied and sanded. This 3rd one may do it

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    Love That grain !
     
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    Cough..sunburst ... :D

    She’s asking for it can’t you see ?
     
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    Cool is it gonna be like a Don Rich tele?

    Put some crushed mirror on it! ( that’s the rumors of how the original was made, sounds kind of nasty if you wear through the clear)

    Oh and a maple cap neck!
     
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    Not likely. This is getting SPARKLES
     
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    Modern replacement. 0.015” hexagonally cut polyester sparkles
     
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    The fine sparkly sunburst on the American ultras are pretty nice

    Best looking sparkle burst I’ve seen

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    Even the mocha looks cool

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    Not so much if the flake was bigger
     
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    With flake, it’s go big or go home.

    ;)
     
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    I need a SUNBURST CHECKERBOARD telecaster in my life.

    Cough* thinline with traditional control layout and a merle haggard style pickguard *Cough
     
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    ever done a checkerboard body with a checkerboard bound neck??
     
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    :cry:

    then a DON RICH !! wanna really see you pull that one off Dr Sparkle :D:D
     
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    Some may call it “gap-filling CA glue”

    I call it Grain-B-Gone

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    We are going to put on a coat of 2 part polyurethane (the same stuff that will be used to bury the flake)

    so we mask the binding
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    The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross is on the tube while I am doing this. He has me doing sound effects as I wind the tape around the Happy Little Curves
     
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    What's your process for using CA to grain fill? Squeeze it all over, squeegee it off, and sand it flat? Forgive me if you've answered this elsewhere. I've been disappointed in most grain filling methods I've tried.
     
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    Bottle of CA in left hand. Rubber glove on right hand. Squirt some CA on body. Use gloves right index finger to spread that C around and force it into the grain. Let it dry or hit it with accelerator. Sand it smooth with something like 220 grit.

    Repeat as needed

    Three coats on this one.
     
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    Applied two coats of automotive polyurethane and let it harden for two days. Now we’ll pull the tape and sand it smooth

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