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Thread: And Bad Words Were Said

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    And Bad Words Were Said

    As some of you might remember from this thread, I've been in the process of refinishing an electric guitar. Unhappy with the first attempt, I sanded it back and have been re-applying the finish in my spare time here in LA. (I'm back in LA for a few weeks to handle some house stuff.) Things were going well...I got the primer and glitter paint coats down, and was well into my third can of spray lacquer clear coat, when I did something dumb.

    Since I don't really have a good spot to spray something this size in my garage/shop, I've been hanging it at the from edge of the overhead door opening with a coat hanger wire from the axle-like part of the garage door where the coiled spring goes. Last night as I was getting ready to go to dinner with the wife, I hit the door close button, then immediately remembered I had the guitar body hanging. Before I could hit the button to stop the door, the body came crashing down onto the concrete floor. I'm sure I said a few things that cannot be repeated here. (And I'm not sure why I was saying some of that stuff, especially talking about the guitar's mother and all.)

    Anyway, it looks like it's time to strip it all off again and try one more time to get this thing finished. I did manage to glue the broken piece back onto place, but some of the chipped areas go down to bare wood, and about the only way to get a smooth finish will be to take it all back to the wood and start again. (And the factory red paint job is very thick...I'm thinking a heat gun may be the ticket for stripping it.) If I had the time and materials, I'd consider just making a new hardwood body and finishing it clear, but I have neither the time or the wood to do that right now.
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  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    That's a shame, Vaughn. But, from now on, only good thoughts!
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    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Really a shame.. I am sure we have all had a few of those ah SHoot.. moments.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    I've certainly done worse but it never gets any better

  5. #5
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Big time bummer!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Re: And Bad Words Were Said

    Ouch! Can you fill them with bondo or another filler?

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I could hear you all the way from my shop

    And I thought I was the only one who did dumb stuff like that
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  8. #8
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    And it was just starting to look really, uh, Purple!

    Dang that's a shame to go to all that work.
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    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash

  9. #9
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    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    Wow big bummer Vaughn. It was looking good.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    just ship it to dave and he will make it right
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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