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Orange Creamsicle

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by wetterhorn, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Kevin Wolfe

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    Love it. And I’m a sucker for orange creamsicles too! What was your final polishing process?
     
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    Love that color and finish! And pickguard - that is a sexy beast!

    FWIW, I've had trouble from that bridge. The Wilkinson cut bridge will keep the strings from having to bend over AND under the saddles.

    Can't wait to get the report. I bet it'll feel and sound great!!
     
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    Wow! That would look really nice leaning up again an Orange Crush 35RT! ;)
     
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    Hey Everyone. Sorry for the delay in responding. I'm a high school science teacher by trade, and well, this is a crazy year. My process was pretty simple. The body is poplar. No treatment of the body with anything prior to painting except sanding to 220 grit. Then put on a very thin coat of the lighter orange. Made sure the grain still showed through. Then I sprayed the burst with the darker orange. Then waited about a week and put on 2 cans or so of lacquer. Then waited about 10 days or so and wet sanded 400 grit to level. Then one more can of lacquer. Then waited about a two weeks and wet sanded 800, 1,200, and 1,500. Then waited a couple more weeks and buffed with turtle wax rubbing compound, swirl remover, and polish. I usually buff one more time before final assembly once the lacquer has really hardened.
     
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    I'll look into that bridge. Thanks!
     
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    Jut wrapped this up. IMG_7873.JPG IMG_7876.JPG IMG_7861.JPG IMG_7864.JPG IMG_7865.JPG IMG_7856.JPG IMG_7867.JPG IMG_7870.JPG
     
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    Amazing. Really impressive burst with rattle cans. And the transparent finish with opaque paint? How? Just really great work.
     
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    gorgeous , nicely done!
     
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    That's fabulous, i love it!
     
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    Thanks! Really thin coat on raw wood. I'd noticed that I could still see the grain after the first coat of some spray paints, but this is the first time I tried to work that. I actually had to do it twice. I wasn't happy with the burst the first time, so I sanded back to bare wood and tried again.
     
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