DrummerDude Posted January 18, 2007 Report Share Posted January 18, 2007 (edited) Hi guys, I have this strange project where I want to make a high gloss surface mate. We are talking about acryllic guitar finish, of course. Don't ask me why I just won't buy a can of mate paint. Consider this task a project of mine, an experiment of sorts. I guess that the easiest way would be to use sand paper to mate the surface, but sand papers leave scratches, and this is not the finish that I am after. The other option would be fine bead blasting but I don't have access to a bead blaster since the closest work shop is 50 miles away from me. Also, I think that bead blasting bears the risk of ruining the finish by simply removing the paint for good! Another thing that I thought of is using a cloth that is just slightly dampened with acetone and brushing the gloss surface to dissolve just its upper layer and make it mate. Will that work? Any other methods that you have tried before? In other words: is there a common, popular way to do that? I know that people who hаve mate-finished guitars complain about the finish getting glossy at the spots where their hand rubs against it. How do they get the mate finish back on those spots? Re-paint the whole body? Thank you in advance for your expert advices! Edited January 18, 2007 by DrummerDude Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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