Acousticraft Posted November 17, 2006 Report Share Posted November 17, 2006 I have sprayed a couple of guitars with Microcat 1220 pre-cat . This is a Mirotone product from Australia. It gives a hard, fairly tough surface and dries really quickly so you don't have to wait long to lightly sand between coats. I just use a ordinary suction spray gun with a 2 hp compressor, probably a tad small but is OK. I was looking at a gravity or HVLP gun but the costs for the semi-hollow are mounting up so I don't want to outlay the expense at this time. I am no expert by any means and am looking to improve on my finish. I use a 50 percent semi gloss finish as it hides any slight imperfections better and doesn't show up finger marks. One acoustic I added a black tint to the lacquer and sprayed the neck, back and sides with the top clear and the other acoustic had an all clear finish. Any pro painters or furniture finishers share any good tips re gun set up and spray pressures, techniques etc? By the way I have built a jig so I can mount and rotate the guitar mounted between headstock and end pin. I figured I can do most of my spraying in the flat position and turn it as I need. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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