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    Thanks Sonic, will do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by TZK321 View Post
    Once you've got it strung, will the strings hold it in place?
    I'd say that with a shim and glue it would be OK, but I might take Sonic's advice and touch base with Adam

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    Ok guys, time for some updates.

    I've had a good Easter break and things are now moving forward. I go the first rounds of paint on to the body this weekend. Now it's time to let things cure for a week and then on to some flatting in preparation for the final colour coats and a nice, smooth, glassy finish.

    I'm stoked to see it appearing in final form.

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    That痴 looking really good now. Not too far to go now.

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    Hi Guys,

    Lots happening in the past few weeks but nothing of real note to share by photo.

    I've pressed forward on painting of body (Holts Duplicolor Acrylic for both colour and clear coat) and have one coat of gloss acrylic on and I've done the frets.

    I'm now getting ready to seal the neck and I'm looking for your advice:

    - I want a finish that is very clear - no yellowing of the finish.
    - I'm also keen to have a neck that doesn't get 'grippy' due to its gloss.
    - I'll be applying a water slide decal on the headstock.

    I'm tossing up two main options at present but happy to have others suggested:

    1. Straight duplicolor acrylic gloss
    2. a satin wipe-on poly (Feast Watson or Cabots)

    Acrylic gloss is attractive because I already purchased some for the body, but I want to avoid a glossy finish.
    Wipe-on poly is attractive for ease of use and I can buy satin finish, but not sure how it would go with the water slide decal

    What say ye wise folk?

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    Cabots satin poly is really nice on necks (I致e used the spray, but I知 sure brush on would be fine, they are good products.)

    It however did not work for me doing water slides. The satin finish means it looks cloudy where ever it痴 supposed to be clear.

    A cut vinyl decal is a good option, you can get them made pretty cheaply by most sign places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Mountain View Post
    Cabots satin poly is really nice on necks (I致e used the spray, but I知 sure brush on would be fine, they are good products.)

    It however did not work for me doing water slides. The satin finish means it looks cloudy where ever it痴 supposed to be clear.

    A cut vinyl decal is a good option, you can get them made pretty cheaply by most sign places.

    Cheers Sonic, good advice.

    I have already ordered a custom waterslide from Rothko & Frost, so I either have to junk it or explore ways around the problem.

    I'll sleep on it and do some testing on scrap maple with duplicolor acrylic.

    One interesting point - the acrylic I sprayed on the rear of the body (directly over the timber stain) has come up more satin that gloss after the first coats (first coat and then a top up after it flashed off). It may be possible that the neck would do the same as long as I limit the coats.

    Anyone else had experience with wipe on poly and waterslide decals?

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    Hi folks,

    A bit of radio silence from me, but much progress happening:

    - I've almost finished the neck.
    - I am adding lacquer coats to the body.
    - I've designed and templated a pickguard.
    - I've finalised the hard mounting of the humbuckers.

    I have ordered a water slide decal from Rothko Frost, but they seem to be having trouble with delviery - first one lost, second one MIA.

    Does anyone have a recommendation in Aus for this kind of thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shambrick View Post
    Hi folks,

    A bit of radio silence from me, but much progress happening:

    - I've almost finished the neck.
    - I am adding lacquer coats to the body.
    - I've designed and templated a pickguard.
    - I've finalised the hard mounting of the humbuckers.

    I have ordered a water slide decal from Rothko Frost, but they seem to be having trouble with delviery - first one lost, second one MIA.

    Does anyone have a recommendation in Aus for this kind of thing?

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    Wow, I知 liking that. Nice work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I値l give it a go View Post
    Wow, I知 liking that. Nice work.


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    Cheers bud

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