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Hi.

 

Can anyone recommend a Paint manufacture / Brand of the above to re finish a guitar body.


   
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There is a painting expert in the forum he’s known as @boo so he will be the person to ask.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


   
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Posted by: @manofgresley

Can anyone recommend a Paint manufacture / Brand of the above to re finish a guitar body.

@manofgresley Howdy. I take it you are in the UK, near Stoke? 

First question is, will you be using rattle cans to spray or have you got spray guns and compressor? 

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There is a painting expert in the forum he’s known as @boo so he will be the person to ask

I don’t know about “expert” but I’ll help as much as I can. 😆👍

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@boo 

Compared to the rest of us you qualify as an expert

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Posted by: @rocknroller912

Compared to the rest of us you qualify as an expert

@rocknroller912 Very kind sir. 😊

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@boo, @rocknroller912,@manofgresley

I'm not even close to painting, but i have a question...I've been reading different views on whether

to use Titebond REGULAR [ 1 ] glue, or TITEBOND [#2] or Premium [#3] FOR GLUING MY FRETBOARD ONTO THE NECK...Is it critical, will it make a difference..i'm hearing a lot about sticking with #1 - regular?

I can't imagine the learning curve on painting, i think making it to that stage is fun - challenging, a learning curve as well...buta good finishing - ScArY !**%$??!


   
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to use Titebond REGULAR [ 1 ] glue, or TITEBOND [#2] or Premium [#3] FOR GLUING MY FRETBOARD ONTO THE NECK.

I'm fairly sure that @markbailey used Titebond #1 for the fretboard in the online courses. That's what I've uesd and I reckon that if it can hold the neck onto the body, then it'll hold the fretboard on too.


   
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@poco7 

Mark uses Titebond original the yellow one. I don’t use it though I prefer water based hot glue for anything that I might want to take off for any reason.

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Posted by: @poco7

Titebond REGULAR [ 1 ] glue

@poco7 Yes, just use Titebond Original for everything. Don’t get too hung up on types of glue, most of it isn’t needed for guitar building. There is real specialist stuff, like Hyde glue, but unless a guitar fanatic asks for it, just use good old Titebond Original for everything. 👍 

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I can't imagine the learning curve on painting, i think making it to that stage is fun - challenging, a learning curve as well...buta good finishing - ScArY !**%$??!

@poco7 It just takes practice and learning from mistakes to build your skill level. A good place to start is to repaint an existing guitar, one that you don’t mind messing up if anything went wrong. Buy a cheap second hand guitar to practice on. 

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@boo sorry for the delay, i live near Burton on Trent. I could ude either spray or rattle can.

 

Ray


   
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@boo hadn't thought of that,,,i'll definitely do that...good word, ty


   
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Posted by: @manofgresley

I could ude either spray or rattle can.

@manofgresley Sorry Ray, I’ve not been around for a while and I’ve just found this thread again. I’ve used paints from NW Guitars, Tonetech etc. They sell nitro paint in rattle cans or in tins ready for spray guns. It’s good stuff but the paint itself is only half of it, the application is where it’s at. Obviously prior to that is preparation, if that isn’t right, then the top coat won’t be. You may know this already but I thought I would just mention it. 
Always practice on something else before you spray your project (unless you already know exactly what you are doing). 
I’ll add some links for you. 

Northwest Guitars - https://www.northwestguitars.co.uk/northwest-guitars-paint-shop/  

Tonetech - https://tonetechluthiersupplies.co.uk/english/guitar-paint-and-lacquer.html

Dartfords (brilliant stuff) - https://dartfords.com/collections/guitar-paint

EDIT: My learning disability strikes again. I’ve just remembered that you wanted poly, not nitro. 

This place is good.

https://guitarkitfabric.co.uk/products/guitar-finishing/polyurethane-finishing.html  

 

 

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