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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Just went to look again and saw you giving a thumbs up. It looks pretty smooth!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:03 pm 
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Tony,
it's easy to apply, it's the waiting and sanding that's the hard part. and as John says, 'its not what you put on, its what you leave on'. As you brush on it looks like crap but it levels itself pretty nicely.

This is only my second time with the rockhard, and I have a few ideas to improve the process over the last guitar. You guys will hear if they work out or not. :)

I was very impressed by how the mahogany neck took to the varnish, though. The same coat really dries differently over the neck, headplate, and body.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:04 pm 
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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
Just went to look again and saw you giving a thumbs up. It looks pretty smooth!

if i had a timer on my camera it would have been two thumbs up!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:16 pm 
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wow!, the shine on that is blinding.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:03 pm 
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The guitar does look shiny. How many coats of rockhard will you put on the guitar. It really seems to level nicly.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:48 am 
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johnnparchem wrote:
The guitar does look shiny. How many coats of rockhard will you put on the guitar. It really seems to level nicly.


John, I'll put on 5 coats and then level and do 2 or 3 more, depending on how the leveling went. Then wait 3 weeks and go from 600 up through the micromesh grits, and then plastic polish.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:19 pm 
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Darren,
That guitar is looking grand (my wife told me it sounds stupid for an old man to say SaWEEEEEEEEEEEEt, so I'm trying out a new word) :>)

I was wondering if this Rock hard might be a bit more brittle than the stringed instrument lacquer. Do you have any idea?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Kevin your only as old as you feel... as for the rockhard being brittle, I can't say either way.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:20 pm 
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not much has changed here... waiting for finish to cure so I can micromesh and buff, making nut/saddle, splitting brace stock for the next one.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Looks good! When are you able to buff it out?

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