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Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by lukido86, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talk Member

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    Well I sanded too hard at some places and / or there was notre enough paint.
    I see now the basecoat at these places.
    I have to reapply some color.
    Learning process !! ;)
     

  2. waltschwarzkopf

    waltschwarzkopf Strat-Talk Member

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    Or keep sanding until you see the wood and give it a road worn look?
     

  3. Andy54

    Andy54 Strat-Talker

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    What type of finish are you using ?

    Sand through is common even if you've left a couple of weeks to let the finish harden.
     

  4. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talk Member

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    My religion does not allow this liberty I mean I'm not comfortable with relicing etc, natural wear is the only option
     
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  5. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talk Member

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    I use spray cans : base coat, color and lacquer (polyurethane).

    I just applied a full color coat, the mistakes are fixed.
     

  6. waltschwarzkopf

    waltschwarzkopf Strat-Talk Member

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    So those are ceramics?! The single coils on m HSS strat copy look a lot like that. Luckily I decided to start upgrading the pickups now, I'm gonna turn it into a HSH and I was thinking about keeping the middle single, but since your comment I might as well replace it for a decent single.
     

  7. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talk Member

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    France
    Ouch !
    I had some trouble with the clear coat, now it is sanded down to apply the color again...

    But maybe some would like it as is :) As reliced models have their place on the market, how much could I charge for the hard work (read "mistakes") ? Lol

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  8. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talk Member

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  9. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talk Member

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    France
    Here are some pictures.
    This is not so bad !

    It looks great, stays in tune, plays very well.
    On the other side the body is super fragile, and the pickups have not much taste (as I expected). Positions 2 and 4 are better.

    Note for later : do not convert a 6 points tremolo to a 2 one, and do not try to finish a raw body with a shiny mirror effect. This is a pain in the ash !!

    Next build will be a partcaster without any finish action from me.

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  10. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

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    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    It looks great. Well done!
     
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  11. altar

    altar Strat-Talker

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    Oct 4, 2016
    USA
    great job, I knew it was going to turn out nicely when I saw how well you did with the headstock.
     

  12. ak301

    ak301 New Member!

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    Oct 31, 2014
    England
    Really impressive!

    I'm interested in getting one of these kits as essential a school to learn how to build guitars of my own.
    I've got a few ideas for custom strats that I'm keen to build but I've got no experience building guitars and I figure this is a good way to learn.