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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Refinish Question

LeftRightOut
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too many guitars and not enough hands
Sep 9th, 2019 02:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well sort of a refin

I picked up a NOS 2012 57 RI Strat a couple of months ago from a local dealer that just wanted to move it got it stupid cheap

It's a 2 tone sunburst ( i have way too many sunburst guitars)

So i want to refin it in Daphne blue and spray directly over the sunburst bit like fender used to do in the past

i've sourced nitro paint in cans

so i don't want to do fully strip the finish.

the 2 questions i have

Should i lightly sand the finish to scuff it up for better adherence of the topcoat of paint or will the nitro just melt into itself

but main question

should i do a primer coat of the body with a white to give the daphne more pop




Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 9th, 2019 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

You are all over this problem. Yes: scuff sand with 400 grit or green Scotchbrite to remove all the gloss (inspect the surface under a bright light and look for reflections). Next, wipe it down with alcohol to remove any grease/oil/fingerprints. And prime with white primer.

Mick Reid

Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 9th, 2019 07:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo beat me to it, but I'll just throw in that "alcohol" (denatured alcohol) for us down here is "metho". You can also wipe it down with "shellite" which is our equivalent to "naptha".

But you 'prolly new all that already...


LeftRightOut
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too many guitars and not enough hands
Sep 10th, 2019 01:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Peeoo and Mick,

good to know i'm on the right track.

Now just need the 30knot winds to stop and the temperature to warm up a bit



Mick Reid

Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 10th, 2019 02:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Now just need the 30knot winds to stop and the temperature to warm up a bit"

Yeah, windy as buggery here too!

Hope you're effected by any of the fires that are around.
Gonna be a hell of a fire season this year. Dry as a bloody chip.


Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 10th, 2019 10:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you're not experienced with nitro: when spraying colors and clears outside or in a non-HVAC environment, make sure humidity levels are below 70% or so...otherwise the nitro can go on cloudy. This is called "blush," and it can sometimes be permanent. The only fix in cured nitro is to remove it and start over.

"Dry as a bloody chip" is good nitro weather.

Te 52

Laws of Physics

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Sep 10th, 2019 11:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

"... This is called "blush," and it can sometimes be permanent. The only fix in cured nitro is to remove it and start over..."

True. But if you catch it early enough, you can often eliminate blush by spraying on a fine mist of straight lacquer thinner. This dissolves the surface just enough to allow the trapped water vapor to escape.

But you have to be extremely careful and spray on the absolute minimum needed to correct the problem. If the lacquer thinner starts running down the surface, you are in a heap of trouble.

LeftRightOut
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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Sep 10th, 2019 04:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

" make sure humidity levels are below 70% or so...otherwise the nitro can go on cloudy. This is called "blush," and it can sometimes be permanent. The only fix in cured nitro is to remove it and start over."

Thanks Peegoo yeah fully aware of that .

At present it's tinder dry with no real rain or humid conditions forecast for the foreseeable future and i live near the ocean.

I'm in no real rush on completing this project so i can let it sit until conditions are right

Mick the fires aren't around here but that doesn't mean it wont happen hopefully it doesn't


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