q83 Posted October 4, 2005 Report Share Posted October 4, 2005 (edited) Hi again once more guys. I'm about to graduate from the state of completely useless newbie to simply a newbie, as my first project is nearing completion. I've lacquered it up, and seeing as this is the first time I've ever lacquered anything, I have a few questions (primarily one), as I can't tell if I did anything properly (as always). I lacquered the body with 3 cans of lacquer (about 15 coats). Now it's been less than a full week, but I've felt the body and I honestly cannot tell if it's lacquered. I know it is, it just doesn't feel like it. The top feels a little harder than the rest, but the sides and horns feel maybe a little harder than paint. I actually took some 1000 grit sand-paper and wiped it across the sides to see if the paint would come off or the lacquer. It doesn't feel like it's been lacquered basically. Now obviously I know it has to cure, but does curing really make so much of a difference? Should I apply more coats? There is some importance for this question, normally I'd probably wait and see, but I'm on a timeline to finish this project, as it's a present for my girlfriend, and I planned to let it cure for 2 weeks, which would give me about 3 days to sand and buff. Thanks once again. Edited October 4, 2005 by q83 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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