zionstrat Posted October 14, 2005 Report Share Posted October 14, 2005 (edited) when i was a kid i didnt know any better and refinished a number of guitars with paint can variety polyester, did a lot of wet sanding between coats and used a lot of clear coats to top it off- now I would like to do my first serious guitar but kind of like the advatagous of poly over lacquer (no shrink/fade) etc- I want to do the classic semi translucent red SG look that we all know from the 70s and wonder how you do this with poly? Guessing I would first use a grain filler- Anything special if I'm going poly? Then it sounds like I would take a pass or 2 or 3 with red die? Any special types? Then poly clear coats? I can find full instructions on number of coats sanding schedule, etc for lacquer at reranch and other sites but nothing like it for poly- Is this becuase poly is just a bad idea for some reason? Or is lacquer more of a cult or more applicable to accoustics? Interseted in any and all ideas! thx Edited October 14, 2005 by zionstrat Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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