sveb Posted March 27, 2006 Report Share Posted March 27, 2006 I finished what will be my one and only experiment with lacquer. I always thought I was a pretty good painter having shot trucks with Imron, and having a ton of experience around the body shop. I'll never mess with lacquer again. It's too messy, fussy, doesn't like changes in heat or humidity, and takes WAY TOO LONG TO DRY. It doesn't age well, yellows, and isn't durable over the long run. Right now I've got a bass body drying on the bench that I problably won't be able to assemble for 2-3 months. I hate to wait! Next time it's over to my buddy's body shop for a state of the art polyurethane base coat/clear coat job. I can see the point for those who need lacquer for vintage restorations, and those who still cling to the romance of old school lacquer, but for the guitars I like to mess around with, there are no advantages to lacquer whatsoever. I guess I always have to learn the hard way.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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