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Reranch and Canadians

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Bill Scheltema, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Bill Scheltema

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    Good day eh!

    Is there any way to get Bill Lesters' aerasol products.
    If not, what is the next best solution for me in Canada?
    No, can't drive to the border.

    Bill
     
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    Last year I had some lacquer shipped to my folks who were "snowbirding it" in Florida. They drove home in the spring with it in their truck. I got some from the Re-Ranch and some from Stew-Mac.

    I don't know of any suitable suppliers in Canada and stuff like that can not be shipped over the border through normal means (UPS, Postal Service, etc).

    PS - what product in particular are you looking for? I might be able to "hook you up".
     
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    What would be comparable products to get similiar results
     
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    Sorry John,

    I am thinking of the reranch neck amber and clear laquer
     
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    I think I have a can of the amber neck lacquer that I could spare... and I use Deft clear from Lee Valley (fast mail order).
     
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    John,

    Is that neck amber Reranch?
     
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    I used Lee Valley maple analine dye and Watco lacquer (from Rona hardware) and it looks great. less yellowy than my 2 reranch amber necks.
    It looks more like the color of actual 50s aged necks than the Fender relics.

    dye was $10 for a lifetime supply and watco was $7. (smells terrible compared to reranch) :oops:
     
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    I'll check when I get home tonight and get back to you.
     
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    Newtwanger,

    Can you post pics of your necks?

    Bill
     
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    Bill, it's the shell pink one in this thread. The a 72RI is Fender white neck, the esquire is a flame maple with reranch amber, the sunburst is a quartersawn flame with reranch amber.
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    click it to get the full sized image, you see the color better.
    The pinkie's neck is in the shade more than the others though.
     
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    Newtwanger,

    I like the shell pink for sure. So that one used your process you describe then?

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    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=20081&cat=1,190,42996

    3 cautious light tinting sessions of "Light Yellow Maple Aniline" until I got it where I wanted it, then a couple of coats of the Watco lacquer.

    The reranch necks have 8-10 coats of Watco on them and were sticky for the first month of use (after waiting a month to dry). The two coats on the pink one was usable the next day and feels great. Don't know about resistance to hand grime though.

    VERY IMPORTANT! the dye will not stick to any part of the neck that has cya glue from putting the frets in. Musikraft got several spots of cya on the top side of this neck (but not the fretboard??) that I had to sand out first. Well actually right after my first wipe with the dye that highlighted the spots. :rolleyes:

    That neck is quartersawn so I don't know if it "holds" the dye any differently.
     
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    Newtwanger,

    How did you apply the dye?

    Bill
     
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    mixed with water in a bowl (it's a powder), then rubbed on using a lint free rag.

    I bought a piece of maple at home depot for practice and it was so easy I only spent about a minute practicing!
     
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    Newtwanger, was that product #56Z02.01 Light yellow Maple Aniline from Lee Valley & veritas?
     
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    Nevermind Newtwanger, I just saw your next to last thread. Answer is right there. Thanks....
     
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    A&M has Deft spray and brush, I have sprayed watco brush on from rona.
     
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    Newtwanger,

    How did you find working around the neck?
    Were you able to get consistent coverage?

    Bill
     
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    Absolutely even coverage by using a moderately weak concentration then building it up. Try it on a scrap piece of maple and you'll be amazed how easy it is. Reranch aerosol neck amber (a suspender dye I believe) goes on well and gets smoothed by the lacquer layers so it's good too.

    Bill, if you'd like, send me a private message and I'll mail you enough dye to do your neck (I think I can do about 50 with one package).:D
     
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    Newtwanger,

    Did you find the clear coat affect the final colour of the tinting at all?

    Bill
     
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