I'll share this week's disaster with you -
Final rubs of this P Bass with 1,500 - 5,000 grit prior to buffing.
Wipe off with damp cloth to remove residual dust/sludge and let it breathe off for coffee before Mop & soap...... I had a real "Nora Batty" (strong language for me!) Moment when it became apparent I had rubbed through and affected the Purple burst finish.
An entire day wasted trying in vain to match the water-based stain of surrounding area [virtually impossible with a burst finish], only to conclude complete sanding back to wood and start again!
Two + days I'll never get back!
Looking better now after 3 coats.
I wish they did UV in a rattle can!
As is now
As was yesterday
Moment when it became apparent I had rubbed through and affected the Purple burst finish.
@eddie6string Oh no! Sorry to hear this Eddie. I know how it feels, I remember in the first few years of being a paint sprayer, one of the common clock ups was rubbing through. I learned to despise it so much that I developed a better finish from the gun so I had very little flatting and polishing to do. For any paint sprayer, avoiding orange peel and dry spray are something you develop with experience. I had to hone my skill with the finish from the gun to reduce or avoid the rubbing and buffing. It is much easier to rub through with nitro so I choose 2k, which is also available in rattle cans.
It’s a horrible feeling though and I feel your pain, just take some comfort in the fact that we have all been there and there will be times in the future when we do it again.
It’s all part of the fun though and it gives you an opportunity to be a pro and repair the damage/accident.
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Feel your pain there too Eddie.
I think I've managed to burn through on every guitar I've sprayed clear coat on (the joys of only having a back garden for a workshop and using rattle cans).
The solution (for me) on the next build looks like being having nothing approaching a sharp corner anywhere on the body and total overkill on the amount of clear coat ...
Guitar making is the art and science of turning expensive wood into sawdust.
Thanks Rockpile 92
I'm the same scenario as you - miss my olde workshop!
Most of the time it works well, it's the cure time that drives me to distraction!!! The proverbial Guitar builders' string of indeterminate length!
Can't move on to acoustics until these are out the door. Anyone wsnt to write a song for our community called "Waiting for a Cure" ?
I'm thinking of trying epoxy coat on the next couple, but the edges seem impossible to avoid runs!?!?!?