Makavelli Posted March 14, 2005 Report Share Posted March 14, 2005 Hi there, as thread title suggests i am about to undertake a refinish for the first time and i need some help/advice. Now before anyone says it i have used the search facility on this forum after having read many other first timers getting slated for not looking for themselves - i have also read the tutorials but i have to say that i have not been able to find the kind of answers i am looking for so i will explain my situation and hopefully someone can help me. I recently bought a Washburn WI64 of ebay as an unfinished guitar project. It has a solid mahogony body, set mahogony neck and a rosewood fingerboard. I would like to respray this guitar. Mostly all the posts & tuturiols here discuss prepping the guitar i know but they nearly all talk about going back to the wood, seal the grain, prime and colour - however is this really necessary?? Can i not just sand off a layer of the existing paintwork to rough it up a bit and then apply a new colour over the top? Also if i were to sand back to the wood, being a factory guitar surely will the grain etc not already be filled? As said i have a rosewood fingerboard, however it is a bit grubby for my liking and i can't seem to find any info on cleaning it up. Can i use sandpaper/wirewool? Is a fingerboard laquered or is rosewood supposed to be left natural? On the paint side of things i want a matt black finish so i'm assuming there is a non-shiny laquer out there to coat the colour or does the shine come from polishing? Does the colour need polished before the laquer is applied or is it only the lacquer that is polished? Any help you could give me on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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