Xanthus Posted December 13, 2006 Report Share Posted December 13, 2006 I'm really frustrated <-- That is my angry face. My project might have to go in for its third "round" of paint. Round 1-Paint and wetsand. Looking pretty decent. Round 2-Paint and wetsand. Looking pissa. Wait... Why the !*$& are the glue joints coming through??? VERY disappointed. We are so close to finishing this. My dad and I brainstormed and are thinking that maybe when we were wetsanding, too much water seeped through and got into the wood, swelling it. Well, poly is plastic, if I'm not mistaken. And between two rounds of painting, there is a LOT of paint on this guitar. How could it be that enough paint mysteriously soaked through that much paint to make the glue joints appear? I don't know if I'm buying it. Another explanation could be a problem with the glue. I used Elmer's carpenter glue. Couldn't find Titebond, which I'd have liked to use, and a carpenter's glue (read: for gluing together wood) would be exactly what I needed. Is the glue receding, and taking the paint with it? Is the paint being soaked into the glue joint? I'm really confused about this, but I don't really want to have to put more paint on this. Also, we left the guitar alone for a good 3 or 4 days before wetsanding it, and there wasn't even a hint of a shadow of a glue line. So I honestly don't know what's up at all. Any ideas, oh those-who-have-done-many-a-guitar-build? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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