Somebody just shoot me now....

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by buddyboy69, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. buddyboy69

    buddyboy69 Member

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    i love every aspect of making guitars except this, wet sanding. Might as well be torture, actually i think id prefer it. Wax on, wax off, im already loosing it and i just started.....

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    Eye on the prize, eye on the prize.....o.k. i need a break.

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    That's a hell of a nice chunk of lumber you got there my friend!
     
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    Looks good. Keep us posted!
     
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    That Gal has some nice breedin; hips :crazyguy

    Looks good. I the world worse 'finish' applicator. So props to you, It will cool to see the finished guitar.

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    I scored some local Black walnut a while back and made a whole guitar out of it. Body, neck, arm rest, pickup rings, pickup covers, bridge, tailpiece, knobs, truss rod cover.....everything except the rosewood board. its been sitting in a box for a while awaiting a case to be made for it and also i procrastinated on wet sanding. case is done, so i now have to sand.... its the one on the right...obviously.


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  6. SPROING!

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    Tedious job but the results are worth it.
     
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    State of mind. Keep telling yourself how bad it sucks and it will continue to.
     
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    i know you know what im talkin about, im watching your tele thread.

    yeah, no. tried that already. ill try again later.
     
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    Shoot I used to wet sand and buff entire cars in a day. You can do it. :)
     
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    yup, im being a big *****, ill pick it up again tomorrow.....maybe......
     
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    yeah... I'm with you... don't like sanding either!
     
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    I don't mind wet sanding that much... until I sand through 90% of the time.
     
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    Beautiful finish starting to happen there OP.

    Don't complain until you've had to fair and finish sand a 35' boat hull.
    It's called "torture boarding."
     
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    Very fun stuff!
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    I actually enjoy it. Well, kinda. Definitely frame of mind adj. lol

    Buff and glaze work can be kinda tedious as well.
     
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    You can tell yourself all day it doesn't suck.
    Then you can tell yourself the sky is orange, too. Lol.
    But wet sanding still sucks.
    And the sky is still blue.

    But look how beautiful that blue sky is!
    With good wet sanding, your guitar will be pretty as the sky.
    Makes it all worthwhile.


    And, thanks for watching. It's been fun.
    But now I have to wet sand it...
     
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    Try doing it almost everyday! Maybe you are starting with too fine of a grit paper. On nitro, I start at a quick 800 grit, then 1000, then 1500. Much less work than going straight to 1200 or 1500. In the body shop, we used to sand with 500 and buff on the old lacquer. I would not suggest that on wood though.
     
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    what a cool body shape
     
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    i worked on my spraying technique for this one. i did a 600 sand between sprays and the last was smooth enough to go straight to 2000. using multiple grits is even worse for me, having to go back and get out the 1500 or 1000 scratches over and over, not to mention wet sanding the whole thing 3-4 times. im trying to cut back to do as little as possible wet sanding yet still get good results. a powerd buffer is in my near future as well.

    EVERY DAY K-line? your hands must be in a constant claw...
     
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    Almost daily. Either finishes or raw wood....yes, monkey claws! I use Iwata LPH300 guns, spray like butter. You are sanding several times before final coat so keep that in mind. An arbor buffer takes out scratches at 1000 grit so that may or may not be an option as well.
     
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