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Dye job

Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by bassetman, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    experimenting with some dye. Phase 1 went well. I will seal it then apply black around the contoure and edge.

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  2. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nice work! Looking forward to phase 2.

    I plan to never dye.
     
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  3. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Very pretty! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.
     
  4. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    largo,fl
  5. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks...trying something I was told would not work. I will seal in the blue then do the couture and edges then the front....if I muff it bad it will be a black Tele. ;)
     
  6. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very subtle. :cool: Stained wood is always so much more complex and engaging than just shooting tinted lacquer over the top. :thumb:
     
  7. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It’s both deeper and more vivid with dye....but you pretty much get one shot at it.
     
  8. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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  9. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Looks great so far basset, lookin forward to the final product.
     
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  10. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    After some block sanding it’s ready to flip and do the top....necks just on as a hanger right now.

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    It’s pretty basic. For me with dye the issues is controlling the edges of the colour for sharp lines. I put sanding sealer or thinned lacquer to cover areas not to be coloured. I applied a light olive colour let it dry and gave a light coat of sealer then sanded the high spots to wood. Apply the blue dye....I use old socks or t shirts....no lint please. Spread a little dye as far as possible resetting the cloth till surface achieves desired uniformity. If you don’t use too much it won’t go far under the sealer. I use alcohol as the dye carrier. Let it dry and seal with a couple coats. Apply black dye to edges of body and rear face contours seal back and sides with several coats let dry well. Flip it over and do the top. As long as you use minimum dye the borders are sharp. Next project is a tiger striped Strat using dye. I’m not an expert at this so this could be the best or worst way to do it but it is working well.....previous tries became painted bodies. ;)
     
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  11. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I did this one. Unfortunately, I got the body cheap because someone had rushed to oil it before. You could barely see the flame. I didn't quite manage to get all the oil out, so it's not as even as I hoped. The pic was taken in bright sunlight, which makes it look patchier than it does under most conditions.

    Hopefully, I'll do better with a quilt-top Tele I am determined to complete this year! I like the ergonomic enhancements to the body on your's BTW. Definitely a more comfortable playing experience!

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  12. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Got a nice bright blue on the top. It will loose some vividness when I scrubb the top in a bit.

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  13. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Leaning towards something like this.

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  15. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Strat-O-Master

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    I was concerned this thread was about my hair \m/ :rolleyes: \m/

    Those dyes look cool as hell !
     
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  16. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I agree. This is one of the most inspiring threads on a guitar body finish I've seen. It's very original, but also very tasteful and extremely well executed. Exciting!
     
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  17. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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  18. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I think mint or parchment or cream pickguard....the dark doesn’t work for me.
     
  19. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks much...just laid up with a bum leg , too much time and some dye. ;) I’m quite happy with the result. The finish needs to cure before sanding and more coats that will be sprayed on.
     
  20. StillAlive&Well

    StillAlive&Well Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I like it. That neck is pretty nice too.