Neon_Knightmare Posted February 22, 2005 Report Share Posted February 22, 2005 First and foremost, newbie alert. Sorta. Hi everybody! I've been scouring the tutorials on this site for the past week or so (AWESOME info) in the hopes of breathing some life back into a B.C. Rich "Rich Bich" I've had floating around for the past 5 years or so. I got the guitar used, and the previous owner had clearly done some serious (and horribly misguided) modifications. The stock pickups were replaced with (incorrectly wired) EMG Selects and the paint job was stripped and replaced with some gaudy metallic purple crap. He apparently also must have dropped the guitar out of a moving vehicle onto some rough asphalt or something, because one of the points on the bottom "bat wing" (for those of you familiar with the Bich design) is gouged beyond recognition. He'd apparently also never heard of such alien terms as "primer," "filler," or, well, "sand paper," since every imperfection in the wood stood out in perfect clarity through the paint. "Aesthetic value!" some of you cry. With mahogany, ash, and the like, sure. With agathis (read: plywood)? I think not. So you can guess what has happened since. I've stripped all the paint from the body (it apparently used to be hot pink, as some of the old finish remains in the pickup cavities), and I'm going over it in the hopes of repairing all the dings, scratches, gouges, and broken points. I've been using Elmer's brand wood filler to do most of the dirty work, and after having done some reading (having initially mistaken it for grain filler -- doh), I'm beginning to wonder something. I plan on re-painting the body with DupliColor rattlecans (metallic black with some bright red on the upper tips for that "dipped in blood" effect), so the primer stage is a given. Should I use some sort of sanding sealer before I spray the primer, just to keep the filler putty from doing anything crazy (i.e., lifting), or should plain old primer over the putty be OK? Or should I maybe slap a paper-thin layer of Bondo over it? Hehe. Ah, well. Thanks for any advice you guys can give me. Cheers! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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