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A couple of P builds

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A lot of Youtubers seem to use a hot air gun, freezer spray and a dye application to highlight cracks. Never tried anything like this so wondering if you'd considered something like that?

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Thanks for the comments all - it's in the airing cupboard (which is hot!) for a few days, then back into the freezer for some more.

After that process (I will keep passing it between the two) I'll hit it with a freeze spray and heat gun..

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[quote name='JapanAxe' timestamp='1510316749' post='3405532']
Although I don't favour the PJ concept, that's a very attractive bass. Can't wait to see the relic!
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Thanks! It was a fun quick build.

Here's hoping the relic starts getting some checking soon!!

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Still currently rinsing and repeating the freezer/airing cupboard cycle at the mo. 

Mrs B is getting annoyed that the big bag of peas don't fit into the chest freezer :D

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A bit of patience does pay off it seems.

Freezer for a few days, followed by in front of the fire then the airing cupboard - rinse and repeat...

It is subtle, and it's localised at the mo, but Houston, we are getting some natural looking checking. 

It's remarkably similar to the checking on my 64P..

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Trying to photograph any of the checking is bloomin' hard!

Here it is as a whole (ignore the colour as it's house lighting):

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If you look really closely you can see some of the checking.. 

But.. under closer inspection..

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Overall, I'm happy with it now, I think. Any more and it would be overkill and just wouldn't look genuine.

Lessons learned:

- Let the lacquer harden!

- Heat and cold. Heat and cold. Heat and cold. Rinse and repeat

- Patience!

- Black shoe polish makes great false dirt for cracks ;)

- Mrs B doesn't like it when she can't fit the peas in the freezer..

 

Scratchplate screws next, and some electrics. Oh, and I ought to get some pickups really... anyone got a cheap P or J that might work with this? :)

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21 hours ago, Bridgehouse said:

A bit of patience does pay off it seems.

Freezer for a few days, followed by in front of the fire then the airing cupboard - rinse and repeat...

It is subtle, and it's localised at the mo, but Houston, we are getting some natural looking checking. 

It's remarkably similar to the checking on my 64P..

xgMiDHX.jpg

I never enjoyed watching paint dry so much before!  Well done.

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15 minutes ago, SpondonBassed said:

I never enjoyed watching paint dry so much before!  Well done.

Ha! You clearly enjoyed it more than I did! 

I'll get some daylight shots at the weekend - it looks better in real colours rather than indoor lights

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Made a start on the plate and fittings..

Jack socket and pots on. Popped the knobs on (but they need aging at some point.)

Thought I had enough pickguard screws but I'm three short (d'oh!) - will have to order another pack. 

Tonight I will have a look at darkening the board. 

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