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Jude

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  1. Thanks for the help. I guess I was thinking that un-thinned would run less, but I didn't think about the solids. I'll try thinning and going easier on it. The color is building up much more slowly than I expected. I'm using the 1/2 oz. per quart ratio recommended in the Colortone instructions. Is there any reason I can't go heavier on the stain to lacquer ratio? If I wiped off the color and exposed the wood, is the sealer coat gone as well? No big deal if it is, this is a cheap practice body but it would be nice to know for future endeavors and errors. Thanks again
  2. I'm finishing my first body using Stew mac Colortone nitrocellolose lacquer. I put on Stew mac nitro sanding sealer with few problems. A couple runs, but it was obvious I was being heavy handed. Now I'm trying a color coat, tinted with Colortone stain, un-thinned. I started with a very light coat, no problem. The later coats run along the edge, specifically near the horns. I'm spraying with Preval, and hanging to dry after I spray. The last coat seemed to dissolve the earlier coats and ran. After the last attempt, I just wipedit, and all the color came right off. I knew the latter coats could dissolve previous coats somewhat, but enough to cause a run? Help!
  3. I'm finishing my first body using Stew mac Colortone nitrocellolose lacquer. I put on Stew mac nitro sanding sealer with few problems. A couple runs, but it was obvious I was being heavy handed. Now I'm trying a color coat, tinted with Colortone stain, un-thinned. I started with a very light coat, no problem. The later coats run along the edge, specifically near the horns. I'm spraying with Preval, and hanging to dry after I spray. The last coat seemed to dissolve the earlier coats and ran. After the last attempt, I just wipedit, and all the color came right off. I knew the latter coats could dissolve previous coats somewhat, but enough to cause a run? Help!
  4. I would be using Stew Mac colortone in either water or alcohol. I'm just trying to decide which.
  5. Thanks, I've heard of issues with stain bleeding based on the finish solvent.
  6. I want to do a cherry red stain under lacquer. Should I use water or alcohol based stain? Do I need vinyl sealer, or can I use thinned lacquer?
  7. Something like the Graphtech ghost, but for a 12 string. Has anybody seen one? I haven't been able to find anything. Thanks
  8. Thanks, I just assumed I'd want full range. If there is a better choice, I'd be happy to hear about it. Any tips on speaker installation would be especially helpful.
  9. I'm working on a 85% headless Tele for use as a travel/practice guitar. I was considering putting a speaker in it. Anybody have any lessons learned? I was going to use the 2w preamp from guitar fetish and a 2-1/2 full range speaker. Thanks
  10. Is there a standard bridge post spacing? I'm using a Saga kit as my first attempt at a piezoelectric hybrid using a Graphtech Ghost T-O-M. The predrilled bridge post holes are too close together. What's the beast fix for this? The guitar will be around for a while so I want it to look nice. Thanks
  11. Has anyone tried one of the cheap headless guitar systems that you can get on Amazon or EBay? I'll probably go with Hipshot but I'd save a few bucks if I could get away with it. I'd prefer no tremolo but I could live with it. Thanks
  12. I may sand it a little thinner, not sure yet.
  13. I'm getting ready to apply some 3/32 veneer to the back of the peghead. It will need to curve to meet the volute. I'd planned on steaming it. Is Titebond 2 a good glue choice, or should I use epoxy? Is there a better method than steaming to bend it? Thanks
  14. What's a good (preferably free) program to look at different finish colors and patterns? Thanks
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