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Ha, I shoulda painted at least but sadly that’s beyond me.

but if drawn on purfling was good enough in Cleveland factory, it’s good enough for me!!  
 

ooh show us the rest of yours...

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I'm gonna have to put the tent up in the garden and lacquer it out there. Or we're all going to hospital.

Already wearing storm-trooper gas mask while spraying...  It's going to take a LOT of lacquer. 2-3 cans for a telecaster? Go figure....

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On 20/12/2019 at 15:33, PaulKing said:

I'm gonna have to put the tent up in the garden and lacquer it out there. Or we're all going to hospital.

Already wearing storm-trooper gas mask while spraying...  It's going to take a LOT of lacquer. 2-3 cans for a telecaster? Go figure....

I was going to say please tell me you're not spraying it there. 

If you want to eat the paint then feel free but those guitars don't deserve a misting of overspray. 😉

You're probably aware but if spraying in the garden at this time of year, watch out for cold/damp atmosphere, it can make the lacquer bloom, it turns milky opaque looking. I've done guitar bodies when it's been too cold but bringing them straight indoors after spraying to dry works, not so easy with an upright but worth doing if you can. 

Looking forward to the next set of pictures. 

👍

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A Christmassy update.

Learned a lot along the way, and I’m happier with this side than the other...

but I’m pretty chuffed with this so far:

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Oh and Maude - thanks for top advice!

yeh, Steve at Manchester Guitar Tech had good instructions about cold wet weather blooms... and you know in the end I’ve risked doing it indoors. I get a good seal on the door in the room (bed sheet wrapped around it and a blanket across the bottom), windows wide open, I have a proper vapour mask which is 100% effective... and all the junk in the room (including vintage basses 😱), well it’s only dust. They are getting a little dusting but it is dry and brushes off.

My wife ain’t that happy but she’s putting up with me... so long as I don’t spray in the evening. There is a bit of a whiff for 20mins after I’ve opened the door, but it’s very slight.

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That's looking lovelier in each photo.

So was that flame always there and waiting to be revealed, or do you feel that you've 'created' it?

 

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Happy Christmas matey!

yeah I could see the flame lurking under the cack-brown painted-on varnish. I wanted to let it sing!

the back is the same ....

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I'm lovin' this, it's looking fantastic 😎

A narrow line between madness and genius indeed, but this is firmly on the genius side. 

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Latest ... bursting the back in stages ... masks prevent excessive overspray into natural areas, but gotta avoid hard lines! (Note curled edges..). Cheating really but it works. 
And suddenly there’s flaming...

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Getting really keen to see the finished article now!

Tell me, Paul, live on your own, do you? :lol:

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Ha, I’m risking living on my own!

actually it’s not bad ... I just disappear for 5mins now and then. Tiny spray, shut the door ... leave for an hour.

It’s fitted really easy around slobby family Christmas.!

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Should there not have been a 'Ta-Daaaaaa!' in there somewhere?

 

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Ta, and as it were, da:

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Looks even better with some sunshine on.

I’m pleased with the result. Followed the pattern of Keeponehandloose’s ex-bass from same year, roughly:

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Reckon yours looks better, especially the back.

So ... how does it sound?

 

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