"Keep a leash on me I tend to rush things and need help and therapy Strat Nakeover"

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  1. phoenixash

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    I am deliberately putting myself out there because when I start on a respray I tend to rush things and i am never happy with the end result.
    So I will show before and after shots and I will be asking for help and guidance and kicks up the behind if I start rushing.
    This is a Japanese body and neck I had in the 80's and was always going to do up it has a great neck and I have thinned it down a little so the neck is done I didn't want to sand it down anymore to remove every bit of the old stain as it was starting to alter the neck to much so I have tried to match the stain and used a stain and varnish all in one satin finish next step is the body.
    Question with the body The color I'm going to do is metallic gold and due to budget restraints I'm going to use Dupli-Color Spray as this is available at my Auto car accessories shop Repco that sells the acrylic lacquer. As in the photo I am hoping that I do not have to sand this down to the bare wood but to sand it as smooth as I can and use sanding primer to smooth it out good or bad idea? thats my first question.
    Cheers.
     

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    This is the look I'm hoping to get.
     

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    Today couple of hours sanding progress. the back lacquer and paint peeled off like an egg which was a real blessing just used a plastic scrapper and it came off in huge chunks. It's feeling nice and smooth.
     

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    3 coats of gloss white and 3 coats of metallic gold, ready for clear coats.
    I had the local auto paint shop mix me up a can of metallic gold laquer. I took in the color and he nailed it. The Tele gold in the pic was what I was aiming for.
     

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    I can't believe that's the same guitar. Did you mean to say "Nakeoever?"
     
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    oh crap yes Makeover haha cant change it now cheers mate.
     
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    Ahhh..you really DO "rush" :D

    I'm doing a similar thing to my son's MIJ Strat. That paint was a bugger to take off...I had to buy a heat gun...then, similar to your experience, it came off in layers about the thickness of eggshells.
     
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    yeah it certainly made my job a little easier when the paint came off in big chunks, haha and yeah I do tend to rush its a flaw I know I just don't know how some guys can go months and months on a paint job it's just not in my makeup.
     
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    Using punctuation will slow you down a touch.
     
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    After some lacquer clear coats. I'm not a big fan of mirror shine guitars so this will be dulled down.
     

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    wet sanded with 3m finishing cloth, cutting compound, swirl remover and polished.
     

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    Here it is chaps.
     

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    very nize!
     
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    Looks cool!!!!
     
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    That came out great
     
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    Parchment Pickguard!!!!
     
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    You have skills, sir.
     
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    Very nicely done. Looks sweet.

    Did you use the Duplicolor clearcoat as well to top that gold?


    I'm also listening to your tunes on your Facebook player widget, and I'm impressed with your axeman skills as well. Rock on!

    Peace

    Bagman
     
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    The NakeOver continues. Put some stap buttons on that thing! It looks naked.
     
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    cheers chaps straps are on now Nakeover is what happens when you type with your thumbs.....
     
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