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wrnchbndr
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I'm back with the otters again
Mar 11th, 2017 08:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No photo to illustrate my point but here's the deal.
Part 1. There is this woman... She is really into guitars and exceedingly attractive. She's "arty" and a woman who can actually respect a guy who puts excessive amounts of time into his work. She's actually expressed a desire to learn to make guitars. OMG I'm smitten. We were going to meet for reasons that are completely and totally innocent. But to be truthful, I have these intentions... although I am always a gentleman first.

Part 2. I have just finished a new guitar. It is one of my best creations and I made it for myself. The lacquer was polished out two days ago and yesterday I completed all of the final touches. I was very pleased with the result.

Part 3. I'm meeting this woman so I had gone through the personal grooming and dressing issues one does in anticipation of such. Its the end of the day so I address my five-o-clock with a razor, brush my teeth, work my hair, pop a breath freshening gum, use my shop wet vac to remove any saw dust from my shirt, and apply a light application of Axe body spray. Okay, I'm working the mojo.

Part 4. The woman... isn't going to arrive for about an hour so its a nice time to play my new guitar and I'm digging it. Its a guitar that plays as good as it looks and better. I'm so happy and in the zone where I'm playing stuff that I never tried before and pushing my skills to try new things. I'm getting sounds and music out of the amplifier that are blowing me away. Joy joy joy. Its my new creation and the hours and hours of my labor have yielded a work of art. Its a moment of deep personal validation.

Part 5. I need to clean up the shop so I end my noise making and calm down my endorphins cuz "the woman" is going to arrive shortly.
I gasp in horror.
On the upper bout of my new precious guitar is a huge ugly scar of missing and mutilated finish. Its obscene and every happy feeling of just moments ago is now replaced with anger and I know that the universe hates me. I'm crushed.

Part 6. "The woman never showed up that evening and the damage to my new guitar was caused by the still fresh evaporating body spray. The missing lacquer is now a permanent part of the nice shirt I was wearing.

I will post pictures of my new guitar in about a week when the finish is repaired.

DrKev
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Paris, France

It's just a guitar, not rocket science.
Mar 11th, 2017 11:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh lordy!!

Peegoo
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The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Mar 11th, 2017 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dude!

The Devil Nitro strikes again!

littleuch
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Mar 11th, 2017 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The woman never showed up that evening..."

WTH?

And sorry about the guitar.

Fenderookie
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Mar 11th, 2017 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So the Axe spray ate the finish?

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Mar 11th, 2017 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You know they call that stuff *body* spray, not *shirt* spray, right?

I still give you points for "Most Intriguing Thread Title of the Month" though :^)

and sorry to hear about your guitar...

wrnchbndr
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Mar 11th, 2017 03:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes. It was Axe Anarchy body spray. Every bit of the finish including the shellac seal coat transferred to my shirt - about the size of a golf ball. The lacquer was Mohawk Musical Instrument Lacquer and about a week old polished out just the day before. There should be a large print warning lable on the body spray that tells you that the product is hazardous to awesome guitars.

About two years ago, I had a client bring in a Gibson L7 that had a terrible finish blemish on the side. The finish was all gummy and sticky in an area about 3 X 6". It also had a separation of the fretboard from the neck next to the nut. I called Gibson to ask about warranty issues. They told me that the fretboard separation was due to improper trussrod adjustment (TOTAL BS!) and that the finish problem was due to deodorant and now I believe them about the deodorant.

Peegoo
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Mar 11th, 2017 06:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mosquito repellent (playing outdoors in the summer?) will do the same thing. Takes the nitro raaht off!



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Mar 12th, 2017 12:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a guitar body I painted with Krylon rattle can lacquer. I had let it cure for a month and was getting ready to wet sand and polish. It was a hot day, and several hours before I had used spray on sun block. I was sweating as I was doing the wet sanding and polish and some of the sun block from my skin got onto the paint and emulsified it. The job was ruined. Makes me wonder how "safe" the sun block is on the skin.

wrnchbndr
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New Jersey

I'm back with the otters again
Mar 12th, 2017 02:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hate waiting for paint to dry :(

larryguitar19
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South Florida

larryguitar
Mar 12th, 2017 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So now I have to know what happened. Did the woman in question ever call or apologize or give an explanation?

wrnchbndr
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New Jersey

I'm back with the otters again
Mar 12th, 2017 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

She's been stringing me along for about four years now. It ain't gonna happen any time soon but she gives me a reason to shave and change my socks every now and then so the world remains a better place.

Malcolm
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Mar 14th, 2017 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Where's the picture of the girl? You know the old saying' it didn't happen ....
Oh, and sorry about your other love.

Hammond101
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Mar 14th, 2017 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Axed the Axe....sad story.

If you've known this lady for 4 years and she's been available and the program has not yet been sold, she's the flirty type that just likes to have guy friends. I've found it hard to get close to those types and experience has told me I would have been better off if I hadn't!

A while back I had a lady who was around for a while start to put hair spray on in my studio room. I stopped that action. It didn't last.

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Mar 15th, 2017 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry about the guitar. I hope it is repairable!

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Apr 21st, 2017 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Mosquito repellent (playing outdoors in the summer?) will do the same thing. Takes the nitro raaht off!"

I was seeing red and contemplating harm when My lady took out her newly refurbished 1958 Kamaka soprano ukulele that had just been returned from Kamaka, and started playing it at the "Piranha Club" meeting of all her "sista's".. SHe had "off" on her hands and arms and left a nice withered and melted spot on the upper bout. I was livid.

I took it back and was in luck. They repaired it at no cost as I had literally just picked it up that week. They knew what it was, but graciously wrote it off to the finish not yet being cured.

No more Off and ukuleles..




FunkyKikuchiyo

VT

Apr 21st, 2017 08:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wasn't sure if I was looking forward to or dreading hearing what you could do to lutherie what Swayze/Moore did to ceramics.

Also, let's all chip in and get you some big boy cologne. I'm partial to the Polo line myself. ;)

Peegoo
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looks like a prison break
Apr 23rd, 2017 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dude.

Halston Z14.

It's the Hai Karate of the New Millennium.

But a word of warning: there's an 87.3 percent chance the woman will say something like, "Mmmm, you smell like Peegoo."

Don't say I didn't warn you.

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Apr 24th, 2017 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Four years?????

I wouldn't have given her four months.

FunkyKikuchiyo

VT

Apr 24th, 2017 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It should probably have a warning: Keep clear of open flames and murphy beds.

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