davros Posted June 9, 2008 Report Share Posted June 9, 2008 3 1/2 years ago now, I built a guitar (with loads of help from you folks on the forum!). I sprayed it with car acrylic spray from a rattlecan. It dried quickly, but took over a year to cure - during that time, i had used a normal guitar stand, and that ate through the uncured finish leaving it in a total mess. So, i've stripped it back down to the wood with nitromors (fantastic stuff!), put on / sanded back the sanding sealer and am ready to start again. I have no plans (at the moment - no time) to build any other guitars, so want to be able to refinish using rattlecans rather than getting any other equipment. Over here in the UK, we can't get ReRanch nitro (due to shipping restrictions), but a guy at Manchester Guitar Tech does sell it here in the UK in Daphne Blue (which i'm after). My question is - will nitro cure more quickly than acrylic? I'll wait a year or more for it to harden if i have to, but i'd really rather not (i know that nitro doesn't get on with rubber either, so would be steering clear of the old stand!). Also (apart from opinions on tone), what other pro's and cons are there for acrylic/nitro? Oh yeah, my other option is to try and find a car bodyshop that would spray it for me, but that would (i assume) be acrylic again. I've had this guitar in bits for 6 months, and really want to get playing it again!! This is a photo in its former glory Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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