Luckyvision Posted January 27, 2006 Report Share Posted January 27, 2006 (edited) I'm refinishing a Bass that needed to have a pickup cavity filled, so i cannot stain it (the repair would show) I sanded the whole thing down to a 320 grit level & gave it a first lacquer coat & all the grain of the wood is showing (where the wood filler was used it's nice & smooth) I was told that sealing wasn't needed because the first coat of lacquer would act as a sealer, & it should be sanded then repainted & then gloss coated. I am hoping this will be perfectly smooth when i'm done... I was surprised at how obvious the grain is after the first coat, so my Question(s): --Will the first coat really act as a sealer & sanding it down smooth it out? --what final grit should i end up with to get it smooth as possable? --i had planned to basecoat/ sand/top coat(s)/ clearcoat/buff, is this the reccomended progression? Now don't get mad at me: the paint is rattlecan rust-oleum 'specialty' high lustre black lacquer (& clear gloss) I have no access to a paint gun, compresser, etc & no way to even beg someone to borrow or do it for me, & very little money for this project either, but i have time, patience & the desire to do the best job possable with what i have to work with. Thanks, --Lucky Edited January 27, 2006 by Luckyvision Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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