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@Boo, wow man that looks absolutely stunning! Great job from the paint master! 👍 🤩 


   
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wow man that looks absolutely stunning! Great job from the paint master! 👍 🤩 

@koendb Thanks very much, I do like to paint things up nice. ✨✨✨✨🎸✨✨✨✨

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Looks a proper job that Boo - Nice one 👍 


   
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I think the fretboard needs some work 😆 


   
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Looks a proper job that Boo - Nice one 👍 

@irishwhiskeycoke Cheers bud. 👍

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I think the fretboard needs some work 😆 

@irishwhiskeycoke That fretboard really did need a lot of work but it’s so nice now, and with shiny frets. ✨🤘😜🤘✨🎸

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I think the fretboard needs some work 😆 

@irishwhiskeycoke That fretboard really did need a lot of work but it’s so nice now, and with shiny frets. ✨🤘😜🤘✨🎸

 

I think the screws were spoiling it ...but I'm no expert 🤨 🤔 


   
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I think the screws were spoiling it ...but I'm no expert 🤨 🤔

@irishwhiskeycoke Ahh….. I see what you mean now. 🤣 👍

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@boo Where do you source your paint from?

I'm trying to find some chameleon paint to do a bass myself.

Cheers Pete

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Where do you source your paint from?

@scurvypete Where in the world do you reside Pete? I’m in the UK and buy most of my FX paints from here. Here you go, be careful when you apply it. Good luck with the bass. 👍 

https://www.specialistpaints.com/products/tvr-chameleon-green  

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Hi @boo

Thanks very much for that.
I'm in the UK too.

You use car paint do you? Not nitrocellulose or polyurethane? From what I’ve been reading, loads of people aren’t keen on cast paint for instruments.

Your jazz bass is stunning. If I can get mine  to look half as good as that I’ll be super happy! 
All the best

Pete 🙂

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@scurvypete I do use car paints but I’ve used nitro too. I’m still unsure of exactly what poly products to use on guitars. Have you used poly? If so, can you suggest anything? 

The bass turned out well. I use car paints because I used to be a vehicle refinisher (paint sprayer) and it’s all I know really. I’ve used nitro a few times on guitars and I know most people prefer that these days. I will be using more of it, just to keep everyone happy. 

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@boo mate, I haven’t used anything!

This’ll be my first time painting an instrument.

I am an absolute beginner and I’m trying to find out as much as I can before I start.

I totally appreciate your advice and this whole thread has been an education. 🙂


   
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@scurvypete No probs. 

Have you watched the course on painting that @markbailey made? It’s a great introduction to preparation and paint for guitars. 

It takes time and patience, and you will make mistakes but you will get some great end results if you take your time. 

I look forward to seeing your work and helping you out with fixing painting problems you will encounter. You will make mistakes and defects will occur as you paint your guitars, it happens to us all. When things happen, don’t panic, just deal with the issues and you’ll be back on track. 

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@scurvypete Pete, if you look through this thread of another one of my builds, you will see some of the problems you can run into with paints. 

Most people may not experience this amount of problems with paintwork on their guitar projects but it can happen. The thing to always remember is to keep calm, walk away, think about what caused the problem, find a way to rectify it and carry on. 
Some paint defects/reactions can look very dramatic and make you feel that all your hard work has been destroyed but that’s not the case, it is fixable.

Most paint jobs will pretty much go well with a few minor defects to deal with but occasionally things can go very wrong. It’s not the end of the world. Worst case scenario is that you have to strip the paint off and do it again, it hasn’t ruined the guitar. 

https://guitarmaking.co.uk/community/showcase-electric/byoeg-black-stealth/  

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@boo thank you so much! 🙂

once I get going with it I’ll let you know how it’s going.

It’ll be after Christmas now, quite possibly once the weather has warmed up so I can spray with the garage door open.

all the best

Pete 🙂


   
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