First Project Strat

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by kylemac, May 14, 2019.

  1. kylemac

    kylemac Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi all, new to the forum and wanted to show you what I'm working on. Not sure of the year but I'm refinishing my first guitar. It's a mid-2000s Squier Affinity series strat from China. I sanded the finish off and didn't do anything with it about 3 years ago... I'm sure some of you can relate haha. I've since began staining the wood and it's turning out pretty good! I had a photo of the completed sanding but lost it in a reformatting error. I'll post some photos of the body when it's done if there's any interest! 20150726_141842.jpg 20150726_193208.jpg
     
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    Sarnodude Most Honored Senior Member

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    Did you try to remove the finish with chemicals first?
     
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    kylemac Strat-Talk Member

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    Nope, just a power sander. started off by hand before realizing how thick that stuff is. And heavy!
     
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    Thats A LOT of sanding! :eek:
     
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    I’d seriously consider leaving the edges blue and straining the front and back so as the grain shows through.
     
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    kylemac Strat-Talk Member

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    Haha a little late for that, I've had the sanding done for about 3 years and left it in a box under my bed. Finally getting around to it. I've got a good deal of the sanding done but haven't taken any pics yet. That would have been a sweet idea though.. and easier. lol
     
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    Update: Just about ready for the clear coat. There's definitely some imperfections up close but I'm ready to call it done and I figure it'll look fine from the stage- that's what matters most eh? 20190604_193557.jpg 20190604_193628.jpg
     
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    Cool project make sure to post some pics when its all back together.:) Would you happen to know the name of the original color? Oh and welcome to strat talk:)
     
  9. kylemac

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    Will do! Been procastinating the clear coat but it's drying as we speak. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the finish as the guitar was second hand. It's (or was) a very nice shade of blue though!
     
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    She's all done! Pretty happy with the final result, there's definite room for improvement but not too shabby for a dude that had no idea what he was doing every step of the way. Thanks for tuning in, Strat-Talkers! 20190625_193252.jpg 20190625_193239.jpg 20190625_193309.jpg
     
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    Very cool - nice unique look