Purple stratocaster

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    Got lacquer last night so back on track to finish spraying the body!
     
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    I got these in the other day. I never knew Dunlop made different buttons for recessing I thought it was just the old style that were recessed. These were reasonable so I got them.
     
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    Hey Joe! Looking pretty sweet. Love the details!
     
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    Thanks Doctor!
     
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    I am going to try to fill my fender font logo with purple nail polish I will let you know how it looks. As soon as I polish the frets I think the neck is done minus the mounting holes.
     
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    Looking great, Joe. I had the same problem with black neck plates, just looked cloudy or something.

    Sure wish Glen Smith had lived to see this come together, he seemed to really be into this build, and for good reason!
     
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    Glen Smith died? Wholly moly I didn't know. He was on of the first people to comment on my first build and always so helpful. I'm so sad to hear that.

    As far as the neck plate I will put on the black one I bought until I can figure where to get the chrome turned black. Wired though.
     
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    I wet sanded with 2000 grit and then made a slurry of 4f pumice and rubbed that out. It is starting to take a shine.
     
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    I cut the beginnings of the nut slots yesterday and will make them to their final depth when I string it up. The tusq nut is nice and files very easily.
     
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    I polished the neck and it took a shine pretty well.
     
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    Fretboard and frets look good too. I will hit the frets a bit more with the dremmel but they are pretty good as is.
     
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    Buffed the body with swirl mark remover and it got pretty shiny.
     
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    image-2996631646.jpg The back looks great and is so much easier to polish without all the routing in the way.
     
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    I colored in one logo with purple sharpie but I'm not sure if the ink will run so I made a little test piece. The other I will do in nail polish and see which looks better. If they both suck then I will use gold.
     
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    Sharpies are very much not lightfast, especially the darker colours....
     
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    Well then lacquer nail polish it is. Thanks.
     
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    Enamel paints for modelling work well (with a tiny artists brush to apply) , that's what I use (though they do take quite a bit of burying):

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    I would be concerned that the lacquer nail polish may affect the decal. When I spray nitro over the decal, I have to go very light at first, otherwise it deforms the material, kind of wrinkles it up.
     
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    Those look nice. What brand of decal paper did you use and where did you get it?

    Thanks,
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    Those are nice, too late though I already did it and as far as burying them am leaving the decal on top like the 50's. Awesome info though thanks nice headstocks.
     
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    Here is the nail polish logo it is a sparkle purple. I put it on with a small model brush.
     
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