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2 hours ago, Norris said:

I was wondering wether to make a metal/ebony laminate for durability. I don't know how a thin sliver of ebony would stand up to being removed and refitted a few times. A slight over-tightening of the screws is likely to split it

Ebony is very resistant, mine are 2 mm and there is no problem. However you can do a multilaminated. I usually do this specially with control cavity covers.

 

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6 hours ago, Prostheta said:

Until it's not. I'd use magnets for Ebony covers.

Very interesting idea Prostheta, I had thought for cavity control covers but don't know how to get this system and how to deal with it...

 

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I thought I'd update you on clearcoating over decals. This is aerosol 2K clearcoat over a decal. First day of applying layers. The edges of the decal are buried and can only be seen if you really try hard to find them. Flatting of the clearcoat will hide them entirely. These decals were made for me by Rothko and Frost and are simple waterslide transfers. The ink can melt if you spray anything heavy to start out with. Light coats seal it, subsequent coats bury it.

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On 6/20/2018 at 3:10 PM, Prostheta said:

I thought I'd update you on clearcoating over decals. This is aerosol 2K clearcoat over a decal. First day of applying layers. The edges of the decal are buried and can only be seen if you really try hard to find them. Flatting of the clearcoat will hide them entirely. These decals were made for me by Rothko and Frost and are simple waterslide transfers. The ink can melt if you spray anything heavy to start out with. Light coats seal it, subsequent coats bury it.

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Really beautiful Prostheta. I've followed your advises about dust coats and is incredible how none dissaster occurs. The sticker is protected and then is possible to open the flow of paint in the spry gun. For the headstock of the Flying-V I used a 0.18 mm thickness sticker in vinyl, too much thicknes and was hard to cover it by the clear coat. What I did was to use a paint brush and fill around the sticker, the result was very good. The next day I water sanded for flattening the surface and applyed more clear coats over. The sticker is perfectly inside the clear coats but it was no easy...

 

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is in the little details where the difference is. Pics of the bubinga cover for the control cavity of the guitar with the maple carved top. It has also a bubinga rear veneer in the headstock. Happy weekend to everybody:

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11 hours ago, scorpionscar said:

Really beautiful Prostheta. I've followed your advises about dust coats and is incredible how none dissaster occurs. The sticker is protected and then is possible to open the flow of paint in the spry gun. For the headstock of the Flying-V I used a 0.18 mm thickness sticker in vinyl, too much thicknes and was hard to cover it by the clear coat. What I did was to use a paint brush and fill around the sticker, the result was very good. The next day I water sanded for flattening the surface and applyed more clear coats over. The sticker is perfectly inside the clear coats but it was no easy...

 

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Glad to hear it man. It can be a little difficult with thicker stickers or decals, especially nearly 0,2mm! I think that my water slide decals are maybe half of that thickness, so are a little easier to bury in the clearcoat. Awesome.

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I haven't advanced too much cause I've been reforming my workshop. Some pics of the Flying-v, which is almost ready for assembling:

 

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20 hours ago, Prostheta said:

Wow, this is going to have some lines.

Yes Prostheta, moreover I'm going to use carbon fiber and some type of steel  grid.

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