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It's in the spray booth!
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Kevin Sjostrand

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This holiday weekend is the spraying weekend. I built the spray booth and assembled it on my backyard patio. It is portable and comes apart in sections. It is 5.5' square and 7' tall. It keeps the dust away!

I just finished the second day of spraying lacquer. I'm using Deft Gloss Lacquer in rattle cans, and it is going on smoothly. I put three coats of sanding sealer, and will have twelve coats of lacquer when I'm done.

It is great to get to this point in the build. I plan on micromeshing to 12,000 grit and doing a final polish by hand.




I have also wanted to refinish guitar build number 1 since I was not pleased with the way the Tru-Oil finish (not the Tru-Oil's fault) turned out. I figured while the spray booth is up, now is the time, so I disassembled yesterday and sanded back to wood. I still had some pores showing, so I did one application of epoxy and sanded it back today and it looks great. I am leaving the bridge on and will mask it off before I spray it. It will go into the booth when the current build comes out. I will again use the Deft Lacquer.
THIS IS FUN!

Kevin.
Kevin

Sep 06, 09 | 5:55 pm
Tuneful

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That's a pretty cool setup there, I like that.

You could probably even mount little battery operated motors on each hook so you could get a real slow rotation on each part, or even a foot operated rotation for an as-needed rotation.
Hell, with as cheap as electronics are, you could do it off of a remote that you keep in one hand and the spray gun in the other.




Sep 06, 09 | 7:01 pm
Bill Cory

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Kevin -- that's neat. Looks like mine and is the same size except mine is hanging from the ceiling of my garage.

Do you have some ventilation and/or a good mask?

Bill

Sep 07, 09 | 4:39 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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Bill,
I remember now a picture of yours in your book (must be where I got that subliminal message to build this one).
I am wearing a mask, but didn't put any fan in there. I don't spend much time in there, but I can see how an exhaust fan would be a good idea. The number two guitar is done and will be ready to wet sand Monday night. The number 1 refinish is getting its 4-6 coats today, with another 4 tomorrow. It is looking really good. I'm glad I choose to do it now.

Kevin

Sep 12, 09 | 4:57 pm
Ken Hundley

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Can't wait to see the results Kev!

Sep 12, 09 | 5:50 pm
Bill Cory

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Me too! Will we see the guitar before your trip to India?

Sep 13, 09 | 5:47 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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One coat to go today and the refinish is done. I found a sag on the heel cap!!!!!! I'm hoping it will sand out.
We leave for Goa, India on Nov. 11 so I better have number two done, and number one put back together before then. Bill I'm going to try and have some pictures of #2 to send you for the calendar. I"m not much of a photographer, but I'll try and get something usable.

Kevin

Sep 13, 09 | 3:23 pm
000lover

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That's great! Your wife is seems very supportive to allow that on her back porch :o}

Sep 20, 09 | 5:45 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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She was patient....for awhile. It had to come down this past Saturday or I was going to be dead meat.....just kidding, but she was glad this spray session was over. It worked great though, and it apart, but ready to reassemble easily.

Kevin

Sep 28, 09 | 2:32 pm



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