Spraying and Buffing Target Coatings EM6000

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Kevin Sjostrand
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Re: Spraying and Buffing Target Coatings EM6000

Post by Kevin Sjostrand »

Ken,
Wonderful information. I don't know if I will every switch, but If I do, this will be so helpful.
So do you have her strung up yet???? I know, that is for a thread in Show it Off.

Kevin
Ken Hundley
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Re: Spraying and Buffing Target Coatings EM6000

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Beautiful work, and a great documentary too! Thanks for both!
Ken Hundley
Nocturnal Guitars
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So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
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Ken C

Re: Spraying and Buffing Target Coatings EM6000

Post by Ken C »

You are welcome, Gents! Finishing definitely improves with experience. Hopefully this will at least shorten the learning curve a bit.

Kevin, I decided to repair the chip in the headstock, so I filled it over the weekend and have been giving it this week to cure. I will level sand the repair tomorrow and buff. The bridge is glued on, so tomorrow I should get the neck on and will then work on getting it strung up. Almost there!

I may even add a post or two to this thread on the repair, assuming it turns out well ;)

Ken
John S

Re: Spraying and Buffing Target Coatings EM6000

Post by John S »

Hi, Ken,

Do you run your IR circular polisher at full tilt?

John
Ken C

Re: Spraying and Buffing Target Coatings EM6000

Post by Ken C »

John, depends on what part of the guitar I am working on. When buffing the back and top, I usually have it on high speed. If I am on the rims doing the waist, I usually run at a slower speed. If I am running full speed, I make sure there is plenty of polish on the pad and that I keep the machine moving.

Ken
Ken Hundley
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Re: Spraying and Buffing Target Coatings EM6000

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One of the tricks I have learned that helps is to slightly angle the polisher so that as it spins, it rotates out over the edge, but doesn't touch the edge as it comes back around. This prevents burning through from the pad.
Ken Hundley
Nocturnal Guitars
http://www.nocturnalguitars.com

So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
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