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Re: The Blue Deluxe
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2018, 03:36:23 PM »
If you look really carefully you can see the three sections on the back, particularly after the first coat. If you were to look at it end on the centre is a slightly different colour, but the face is a pretty close match....if that makes sense.

The “x”, if I’m seeeing the same thing, is on that centre piece.....different grain....
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Re: The Blue Deluxe
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 04:25:06 PM »
Some more pics from yesterday....

After sanding down the rough finish on Saturday night I did more colour coats. Came up pretty nice. Then it was onto the 600 and 800 grit for the neck and go over the body again before clearcoat. Also removed the taping on the binding and razored the excess paint and glue from the tape off the binding, and sanded the paint edge with 800 grit.

Now to be fair, I like the colour/finish....but it wasn't quite what I expected to see at this point. Maybe after the clearcoat and polishing it'll come up different, but for now it seems a little less "solid" than I was expecting, if you know what I mean. It's not a shortage of coats let me tell you :P

Possibly I did something wrong..... but I still think it looks pretty good....
Also noticed a few blemishes in the paint job which can't be fixed without major effort...luckily it's on the bottom side so it won't be so obvious lol

Anyway, on to the clear coat....

Went on really nice on the neck, makes it look stained without the stain :P
The body however didn't seem to go so well... got it a little thick in places :( 
Having said that, the finish is, once again, rough so it'll need a sanding before the next clear coat goes on, so maybe it'll level out at that point. Wait and see I guess.....

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Re: The Blue Deluxe
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 05:26:13 PM »
Looking good, Neil!  8)

Did you not give it an undercoat? Sometimes the full colour doesn't come out unless there's an undercoat, possibly locks the surface grain, too. I'd guess an off white or grey for Blue.... Just wondering....  ::)

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Re: The Blue Deluxe
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2018, 03:51:44 PM »
Great looking guitar!  I'm not a huge humbucker fan (single coils for me!), but I bet it'll sound great!
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Re: The Blue Deluxe
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2018, 12:27:39 AM »
White - I didn't give it an undercoat...apparently the auto body paint doesn't "need" it...I'm almost wishing I'd gone with my gut and ignored that now....but it's too late now lol

The pics are a bit deceptive BD...the blue tarp makes it look more blue than it is lol
But it's definitely going to be unique  ;D
I'm not really a big humbucker fan either - P90s for me :D but I wanted to try the "Filtertron" type for something different...

I guess this should technically be a Cabronita rather than a Deluxe....
Kinda fitting to call it the Blue Bastard actually :P
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