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Building A Strat

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by JRDill, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. JRDill

    JRDill Member

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    So for fun I'm taking the body of a friends old early nineties Squier strat and making a new one. I've never built my own guitar so this should be fun! Anyways, where can I buy paint and nitro finish online for the body?
     
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    stew mac and guitar reranch carry them.
     
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    Reranch! I couldn't remember the name haha. Yeah my buddy and I sanded down the body and couldn't believe how nice it was for an old Squier! I'm really hyped on this project too as it's my first!
     
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    I'm about to buy the paint, primer, and nitro, but I'm not sure how much of everything I need. Will a single can of paint take care of the body? And what about the nitro? I know it goes on thin but I'm not sure how much I need. Any advice?
     
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    From reranch, 1 can sanding sealer of white primer, 1 can color, 1 can clear. That should do you with enough for another left over! I have heard some can get three out of a can but you have to be thrifty.
     
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    K-line--

    So you can get enough build on the clear coat for wet sanding with just one can?

    The guys on the RR forum said I would need minimum 2 cans.
     
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    so two cans of nitro to be safe?
     
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    who knows. K-line does this for a living. The guys on the reranch forum, who knows! :D
     

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