paintingrookie Posted November 18, 2006 Report Share Posted November 18, 2006 Hi there, I,m new to this informative forum. I have read a lot of the posts and need somebody to check that I am on the right track and troubleshoot me if i,m not. I am making a five string solid bodied electric violin for my son, and want to finish it using guitar techniques. I have never done this before and am scared witless. Somebody please read my plan of attack and correct where neccessary. Sand the body till as smooth as a babies bum. Clean off with a solvent. Tack cloth Dye the wood with my chosen colour, (blue or red still deciding) Sand first coat of dye. Clean off. Apply second coat of dye to desired shade. Sand lightly. Clean off. Tack cloth. Double pass of sanding sealer. 2nd double pass of sanding sealer. Sand till slightly white. not sanding through clean off. Tack cloth. 3rd double pass of sanding sealer. 4th double pass of sanding sealer. sand smooth.not sanding through clean off. first pass of clear lacquer. up to 7 more passes of clear lacquer. dont panic if surface dries like orange skin, and watch for blemishes, fish eyes, runs, deal with if required. start to burnish using wet and dry abrasive from about 800- 2000. till desired polish acheived watch edges. OR burnish with four grades of burnishing compound, then swirl remover. Polish with good quality guitar polish, then wish i'd gone to and expert. Thanks to all responants. John in scotland Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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