DANGIT! help needed

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by horax, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. horax

    horax Dr. Squier

    Aug 9, 2010
    colorado springs
    SO my son has a strat...he's 9...it's a 2000 bullet in fiesta red.
    he wanted red sparkle.
    I painted it, cleared it, polished it.
    Didn't think it was good enough...so re-sanded flat so I could re-do the wet sanding as it wasn't really great.

    Tonight I flat sanded and it was ready to go.
    Then my wife knocked it to the floor and a section of paint chipped off. It's big...real big.

    So now I have to fix this.

    It's down to the primer. I have to re-paint the area, obviously, and then re-clear it...obviously.

    What's the best way to do this without ruining the rest of the guitar? Do I have to start all over or do I just spray that area as best I can (with acceptable overlap) and then clear it a billion times again and then sand it back again...and then do the wet-sanding?
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  2. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Man that's tough. Try and feather sand out the area as best you can to avoid having any distinct edges around the spot. Those will show through no matter how much you spray unless you are able to build up to above the original paint and then sand the clear back to level which can get tricky. Then once you have a smooth transition between the finished area and the repair you can spray that area only (do not mask anything off as that will also create sharp lines) then I would do a few coats of clear on the repair spot then another all over coat of clear to really blend it. Then sand and buff all over again.
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  3. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Good advice ^

    Also, make sure you allow the same cure times that you did the first time. Same environment too.
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  4. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Pm sent.. we might can work a trade and make your life easy..
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  5. horax

    horax Dr. Squier

    Aug 9, 2010
    colorado springs
    PM responded!!’
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  6. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    You're already getting lots of good help here. My concern is your son--what's he playing during all this? Your '59 Strat? ;)
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  7. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Meister

    Apr 25, 2019
    Time to get a Firefly for "him" to play while you work with the strat.
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  8. horax

    horax Dr. Squier

    Aug 9, 2010
    colorado springs
    As of now he isn’t playing. :(
    He can use anything of mine except my 66 sg jr. He usually goes for my PRS S2 singlecut.
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