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    First coat of paint on.

    Had a few runs which I've started to sand out. Hopefully get all the white done over the weekend, then I just need to do the black on the bevel.

    Doesn't look all that pretty at the moment where I've sanded off some of the paint runs. I'll post some pictures when it looks a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
    First coat of paint on.

    Had a few runs which I've started to sand out. Hopefully get all the white done over the weekend, then I just need to do the black on the bevel.

    Doesn't look all that pretty at the moment where I've sanded off some of the paint runs. I'll post some pictures when it looks a bit better.
    Hopefully the runs sand out cleanly. It's all too easy to sand through the paint to the timber on either side of the run

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    Weekend didn't go as well as I had hoped. Sanded back the paint runs on the body from the previous coat which was okay. Got another coat of paint on and noticed some pretty bad orange peel happening, so I had to wait for it to dry and sand it back again. Its not perfect now, but it feels nice and smooth. Theres a couple of small spots which could still do with some sanding but they're really small. Hoping that a coat of lacquer and a good polish will hide them. Doesn't look all that sexy, but I feel like i'm slowly making some progress. Waiting for the rain to stop here so I can go outside and get a thin coat on.




    One victory from the weekend, bevelled the headstock which i'm pretty happy with! Was going to go all the way around but I didn't want to get too close to the holes for the machine heads and potentially weaken the structural integrity of the wood.



    I've swapped pick ups and done some other minor mods on guitars before, but with no real previous wood work experience or really even the correct tools, I'm happy with how its going. Just have to remind myself every now and then not to rush it.

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    Curious to know what colour scheme you have in mind?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    Curious to know what colour scheme you have in mind?

    If it all goes to plan, solid white with a black bevel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
    If it all goes to plan, solid white with a black bevel
    Now that will look great.
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    I have to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzbike View Post
    Now that will look great.
    Thanks! I hope so. All the sanding is done, just need to go get some more primer and spray paint today. Then spend a week or so putting thin layers on.

    Stupidly, I didn't ask for black hardware when I ordered it. Will have to make do with the silver and upgrade it later.

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    I really like this bold bevel, even on the headstock! I am curious how it will turn out after staining!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappa View Post
    I really like this bold bevel, even on the headstock! I am curious how it will turn out after staining!
    Thanks man. I really like the bevel edges, makes it look a bit more metal 🤘

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