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mungokitty

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  1. I am just amazed at that neck. Bloody awesome. Nice work!
  2. I just bought a Northern Ash strat body on ebay. Keen to get painting!

  3. Thanks for the replies. I am going to be testing out in the next week. Fingers crossed.
  4. Thanks so much! I called up the paint supplier and am having the colour mixed without the matting agent in it. That should save a bit of coin too. I'm going to start a thread of my project in the other ones, so will show the practice runs as well. thanks again
  5. Errrg... um, I have just ordered a (nitro) dark grey colour from a paint supplier, with flattening agent in it, and (nitro) satin clear coat. Am I reading right that I shouldn't put too many layers of the satin clear coat on? Combined with the flat paint and the satin clear coat, will it look "cloudy"?
  6. G'day thanks for uploading that video on spraying the guitar I got heaps out of that and am using for reference.

  7. G'day everyone, I apologise if this sounds like a really stupid question, but is it possible to acheive a matte finish on a metallic colour? If so, how would I go about it? You see, I have my heart set on a paint colour for my epi Les Paul - it's called titanium grey, and was an automotive paint on the Mazda RX-8, MX-5 etc - posted a pic of the colour below. The thing is, though, I also have my heart set on a matte finish... and titanium grey is a metallic colour. Any advice would be appreciated. I have just set up a makeshift booth in the garage and am going to start a few practice runs this weekend, using old strat copies I scored at a garage sale. As the project guitar - once I graduate from the practice strats - is an LP300 with loads of clear coat, I'm not planning to be take the body all the way back to bear wood - rather I plan to be sanding back, filling, priming and painting. I hope this is the right approach.
  8. That looks great. Nice job. Good to see the process of the orange peel coming off and that end result looks awesome. Nice job for a first go!
  9. Ah sorry, I should have clarified, I found them as soon as I added Gotoh to the search term. I was originally searching for les paul bridge choice. I have spent the last couple of days on StewMac. Great site! Thanks again
  10. That's great, thank you for that. Good advice, I appreciate it. I have decided to stick with the tuno-o-matic, and advice like that helps reinforce it. I have been researching all weekend and hadn't found the Gotoh pieces. The company I was looking at was WarMan. They seem OK, but I am yet to find anyone who has used them before.
  11. G'day, I apologise in advance for this (possibly dumb, but definitely novice) question. AND apologies for the spelling in the thread topic - cold fingers. I am embarking on my first re-build - a cheapo Epi LP-300, currently running the tune-o-matic bridge. I have a Gibson SG (61 re-issue) and a fender Tele (early '90s), so I want to go all out on the Les Paul - no one will shed a tear for a modified LP300. (side note: I just scored a set of EMG 60/81 pickups really cheap, and am hoping to create a really angry, Hetfield-esque sound) Link to my intro thread, sows pic of the old girl Could I please have some advice on my bridge choices? I am currently weighing up: Stick with tune-o-matic - which brand (s) would be recommended? A badass bridge (I am so confused about what this is and what I need to do to run this set-up, but have read about the benefits of tone and sustain) Go all out and drop a Kahler tremolo in (I'm across tat there's some routing to be done, wich is OK because the body will be getting a full spray job too) Or a Stetsbar tremolo... ? Thanks so much. Sorry if this sounds completely clueless, but as I say, it's my first attempt at a build. Cheers, Andrew
  12. Thank you for the info. It looks like I am going to be doing a lot of mixing practice. Sorry to bug again, but would a satin clear coat still produce a matte finish on a metallic paint? I am looking at a gun metal, I know the exact colour I want, but it's an automotive paint - metallic.
  13. I'd love to see the results, if possible. I'm looking to try a gunmetal colour, with red highlights and the matte finish. Is it possible to get this out of a can? Or is it a gun-only approach?
  14. I'm in awe of this guitar! Amazing. Sorry to bring up an old post.
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