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@Neil Bedwin kindly gave me a guitar body, I am currently working on it...

I was wondering what was the best and most economical way to paint it?

I have rubbed it down to bare wood, sealed the wood, several coats of primer, rubbed it down, several coats of red , and now working on the final coats... wet and dry 3500...

Can I in the future use something like this?

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Or am I wasting my money?
 

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You could always use the fine flatting paper with soap that will help works better

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I was wondering what was the best and most economical way to paint it?

Rub it down to the bare wood again.... light wood stain and varnish...
It will look like a quality guitar... (y)


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Rub it down to the bare wood again.... light wood stain and varnish...
It will look like a quality guitar... (y)


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LOL,,,, I doubt it, its an old body, it was black, and there were a couple of dents, which are now sorted, I have really enjoyed working on it. Big thans to @Neil Bedwin .

Just ordered some stuff to make the guitar whole, and I've ordered a maple body to start on....

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Rub it down to the bare wood again.... light wood stain and varnish...
It will look like a quality guitar... (y)


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Or laquer on original finish and flatted between coats - patina on vehicles if i spelt it right
 

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If you want a solid colour it will take ages with that airbrush (different matter if you want to mask it off and get all artistic...)

I've had decent results using a rattle can, but be warned, the paint takes *ages* to harden (like a week+ )

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(This was an electric ukulele)

If you have a compressor, the little detail guns (that are also used for fake tan) are a good size for a guitar:

This is water based stain onto a 'distressed' pine Telecaster body sprayed with a detail gun:

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Of course, you don't have to spray - you can wipe on 'Tru Oil' to get a fantastic finish on wood:

Something else...

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Shame I can't play the damn things for toffee.... :-/
 
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Just ordered an unfinished blank, I'm looking forward to spending time getting it right.

Has anyone made a strat body from a block of wood, must be hard getting the curves etc..

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If you want a solid colour it will take ages with that airbrush (different matter if you want to mask it off and get all artistic...)

I've had decent results using a rattle can, but be warned, the paint takes *ages* to harden (like a week+ )

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(This was an electric ukulele)

If you have a compressor, the little detail guns (that are also used for fake tan) are a good size for a guitar:

This is water based stain onto a 'distressed' pine Telecaster body sprayed with a detail gun:

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Of course, you don't have to spray - you can wipe on 'Tru Oil' to get a fantastic finish on wood:

Something else...

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Shame I can't play the damn things for toffee.... :-/
Nice job.
 

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Has anyone made a strat body from a block of wood, must be hard getting the curves etc..

I think you’d be surprised how straightforward it is if you have a router. The original Fender drawings are widely available, so you can trace a profile and cut it out of your blank (either make a template and use a router to shape it, or old fashioned saw and sandpaper). Once you have the right shape, it’s a matter of rounding the edges (by whatever means) and filing out the belly cut then sanding, sanding, sanding. Probably the trickiest bit is cutting the recesses in the body - the neck socket in particular, which needs to be exactly the right size, square to the body and flat.

That’s how I did my Tele and FIrebird, anyway
http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discu...-y-a-t-b-yet-another-telecaster-build-done/p1

http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/244/firebird-build/p1
 
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Just ordered an unfinished blank, I'm looking forward to spending time getting it right.

Has anyone made a strat body from a block of wood, must be hard getting the curves etc..

Hiya Dave, when I was a kid at high school loads of the boys made electric guitar bodies in woodwork classes! One of those boys was a guy called David Jones (better known as David Bowie!) The body I started to make never did get finished!
 
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Love it, did you carve the body?

I am dissapointed, ordered a blank via amazon, was going to play with it... See what turned up..

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On its way back..

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That one is only good for firewood
 
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Can do a lot with a router, spindle sander and a flap disk on an angle grinder....
 
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Love it, did you carve the body?

I am dissapointed, ordered a blank via amazon, was going to play with it... See what turned up..

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On its way back..
That is dreadful.....

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Dear customer,
Thanks for your email. We would like to refund 13 GBP to you and you do not need to send back the products as the shipping cost is not cheap. You can keep it or send to your friend as a gift. It is possible that the shipping cost is higher than the actual value of the product. It is not good for both of us, so we do not support returns. Is that acceptable to you?If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us .
Looking forward to you reply.
Yours Sincerely.

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Dear customer,
Thanks for your email. We would like to refund 13 GBP to you and you do not need to send back the products as the shipping cost is not cheap. You can keep it or send to your friend as a gift. It is possible that the shipping cost is higher than the actual value of the product. It is not good for both of us, so we do not support returns. Is that acceptable to you?If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us .
Looking forward to you reply.
Yours Sincerely.

verwongee
Seems they had the right name for the quality of the job .......
 
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Is that a partial refund or did the body only cost £13!

If it is only a partial refund I would be going for a full refund and them paying shipping as it is not your fault the product is damaged - especially if there is no damage to the box.

If it is a full refund then there is a reason it was so cheap.

It's probably recoverable with a lot of sanding or if you are colouring it then filler and sanding.
 

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