awilcox Posted August 13, 2007 Report Share Posted August 13, 2007 I made a big one today - I just finished adding the burst to my latest build (dyed the top amber, sealed, 4 clearcoats...then did the burst). It turned out perfect...then as I was pulling the gun away a big drip fell (some lacquer bubbled out of the air hole somehow) and landed right behind where the tailpiece would go...very noticeble. I panicked, grabbed a razor blade and tried to scrape it off, but it pulled off the clearcoat with it, which was now somewhat amber from over spray from the burst. I tried patching with some amber dyed lacquer and made even more of a mess...anyway I think I will start over again. I have never done this before, this is my plan - is this the correct way to go about this; - sand the top back to the bare wood - sand to 320 grit (again) - dye amber (again) - 4 clearcoats (again) - add burst (again) - 1 more clearcoat (to catch up with the rest of the guitar as it is alread up to 5) - then carry on with clearcoating the whole guitar Seems like a stupid question, but as I have never refinished (a newly finished guitar) I thought I would ask. Thanks for any help/suggestions. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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