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Old January 4th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pour-on resin guitar finish

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I am currently in the process of finishing a build. I came across some pour-on resin at the store and was wondering if it is a good method for finishing guitars? I do not plan on building often and do not want to spend the money on a spray gun. I experimented with polyurethane clear coat spray cans but was not happy with the results.

I want to try the resin but would first like to know if there is some huge downside to using it as opposed to spraying a finish onto the guitar. I do not plan on pouring a thick layer of the resin, just enough to leave a glossy coat.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome! if you are talking about the 2 part epoxy I think called "glaze coat", i dont see how it will possibly work. even with a really thin coat, it will want to run and drip. you couldnt hang the guitar, i would not think. doing it in several stages i would not think would be easy or good.

you should be able to get a good result at least with automotive lacquer in spray cans, i have. i would think the poly will work too. you just need to wet sand, sometimes between coats, mostly at the end, then buff and polish. should look spectacular and not hard
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Old January 4th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply!

I will give it another go with the spray cans.
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Im gonna go with a NO on that aas well.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It might make a decent grain filler, but not a good finish. If you plan on doing several builds, a good HVLP system is the way to go. If you want to do just nitro, then try ReRanch Guitar Refinishing for nitro in the spray cans. I use them for my Fender colors and use my HVLP guns for the clear and custom colors.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it's made for a flat surface sides' too thick will restrict tone and resonance, reranch makes a spray...nitro cell...get some 1000,1200 1500 and 2000 grit and a little Patiencemixed with elbow grease...I am a terrible painter but I took my time and sanded alot
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