Lacquering Over Drilled Holes?

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  1. ChicknPickn

    ChicknPickn Tele-Holic

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    Real beginner question here.

    When it's finally time to spray the body, do you just let it fly and then re-drill the bridge holes, pickup mountings, etc? Do you cover them temporarily with anything to keep the paint out?

    Do you drill the pick guard holes after applying the finish?

    Just curious. If that's been covered here before, and I imagine it has, then I managed to miss it.
     
  2. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Actually it wouldn't be a bad idea let a little grain filler fill the screw holes. Then spray over them. This would keep water out during the wet sanding stage. If water gets into holes during the wet sanding it can make the wood swell and foul your fine finish. Of course bridge mounting holes won't matter but pickguard screw holes or control plate holes could make the wood swell beyond the covered area.

    I would drill pickguard and control plate holes after the final polishing.
     
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    ChicknPickn Tele-Holic

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    Thank you, sir. I'll take that advice and run with it.
     
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