IronSchef's Guitar Finishing Camp opens!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by IronSchef, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. nitro

    nitro Squier-Nut

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    Hey schef. I tried that ritz dye also on my tele body and used the premixed one in the bottle from wallworld. I did three coats of the red just straight outta the bottle and it wasn't nearly as good as the way that yours turned out. Which one are you using? The regular powder , or the one in the bottle? Or are you using the ultra liquid in the bottle?
     
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  2. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Hey @nitro - I used the RIT dye just for the prestaining (which got mostly sanded off) on the mustang body, and just a bit of it mixed into the first few coats of the pink. It was the liquid.
     
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  3. IronSchef

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    And I diluted it w warm water - but not the 3-1 mix they suggested - mine was more like 1 part water to 1 part dye
     
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  4. nitro

    nitro Squier-Nut

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    Huh. Straight outta the bottle should be stronger I thought. Maybe that's what I did wrong.

    Your are looking good so far man. All the vids I've watched on using dye like that show them doing the lighter color first then the darker.
     
  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-holic

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    It's all about the "sauce" ! ! ! ! lol
     
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  6. IronSchef

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    first coat after the mulligan (sand back to start again) -- I think I got the black/red blended the way I want it this time - one more coat of deep red over the whole thing tomorrow -- then onto the 2nd/3rd base coats...

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  7. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    going into the final phase of the Mustang body -- all base coats have been applied, as well as the graphic - top coat going on next (I'll breathe a TON easier after the first coat when, hopefully, I find out it won't ruin the decal when I apply it)

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  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-holic

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    your really doing that tonebomb justice - be sure and send him some finished photos - increase his sales !
     
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  9. IronSchef

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    ragged on the first coat of the "XGloss Ageing" topcoat on the Mustang - 48 hours cure time for these coats (!)

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  10. IronSchef

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    Tele Body - I think I am done w/ base coats on the flame top, as the 3rd base coat is supposed to add a deep red, going to put the 3rd base coat on sides/back only most likely

    Destroyer body - re-start on the top is progressing nicely, 2nd base coats started

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    this REALLY seems to be taking a long time - not sure I am going to be undertaking many more unfinished bodies. The cool thing about building from already finished parts is you buy it - you get it - you build it - you play it... bang bang bang ... this way is SO much waiting!
     
  11. wonkenstein

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    Well, it was worth a shot -sometimes if you haven't gone too deep into the surface with a dye or a stain you can lift it. But no matter, trying to lift that pigment is a slow gradual process - and as I had mentioned before, the slow ways (bleach, mineral spirits and lacquer thinner applied directly) are good when you're in a situation where you really can't sand too much material away, like an older arch top.

    You're not afraid to go for the effect you want even if you have to start over. Sometimes that is exactly what you have to do. Since you're doing new work and custom finishes of your own concept, you're going directly for the effect YOU want to see....and it looks like you're pretty much at the point where that's what you're going to get every time because you know how your materials will behave.
     
  12. IronSchef

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    midway through week 5 of the camp ... all 3 bodies progressing nicely (SLOWLY!!)

    Mustang - 2 coats of topcoat down, gonna do 1 or 2 more ... then 1+ more weeks to cure
    Tele - Finished all the base coats, starting on top coat tonight
    Destroyer - moving to base coat 3 (going to need at least 2 coats of that one before top coats)

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  13. Paully

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    Very cool thread.
     
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