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  1. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Sticker bushes and Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thank you :DWe have tried glow in the dark on a test piece before and I did not care for it but that blue looks pretty cool. I just ordered a bottle of gold mica powder that I am excited to try.
     
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    chrimturn Fire in the Wire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    When I saw this, it reminded me of you and your electrical experiments @The Strat Dude
    Particularly the section where it’s trying to branch off.

    The picture didn’t turn out so good. It’s pretty crummy. But this is what it looks like after a 69,000 volt conductor falls and goes to ground. Crazy. Crystallized the dirt and everything.

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  3. The Strat Dude

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    holy moly
     
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    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

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    That looks great
    I liked the purple too bro
    You are a Renaissance man
     
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    My brother you are always so positive and always say nice things about people, but I have no idea how to respond to that ;). Does that mean I can no longer attend the degenerates meetings? Cuz they are way more fun than that renaissance fair I went to :whistling::D
     
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    Oh and I did like the purple I just screwed it up and it needed to be redone one way or another. I am already thinking of doing a translucent purple over a burn at some point.
     
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    I got the new resin and gold mica powder so I got a couple test subjects, what do you think? it will be hard to tell until it cures and I can do a bit of sanding what it will look like.

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    Do you wet the body or treat it with something to make it more conductive? What is the open circuit voltage at the electrodes?
     
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    Yes you wet it down and apply an electrolyte (baking soda). The voltage coming off the transformer can make 2000+ volts but we have it controlled with a variac so it can be controlled at lower voltages. It is very dangerous so we stay very conscious of the danger zone and stay clear. Also use rubber gloves and rubber soles and never get within 3 feet of the burn.
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    I noticed in the vid it looked like it was burning the glueline out? or is that just the electrolyte creeping into the joint?
     
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    Man I love this stuff @The Strat Dude -- thanks for sharing!!!

    And just because this *IS* Strat-Talk, this is appropriate:

     
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    Eugene?
    The horror - the horror...
     
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    It did follow that joint and I think is was mostly because of the electrolyte getting in there, it looks much worse than it is and I can tell you that every one so far I have done I pucker real tight and worry and almost freak out. But they finish up way better than you think they will. This one had a ton of bondo under veneer when I stripped it so I am not worried the sound quality will be compromised.
     
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    :D
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    I cried for a week :(
     
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    rolandson Still Breathing Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I begged the guy with the sword to "please run me through, lop off me head, skewer me...anything to get me out of this..."

    He just laughed and swallowed it. Butthole.
     
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    HA HA, it was way worse than any bluegrass festival I ever got drug to, at least those people had green grass too :whistling:
     
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    here is the first test subject, I just wanted to see what it would look like and how much sparkle the mica powder added. The picture does not show at all how sparkly the epoxy is.

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  19. The Strat Dude

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    No turning back now
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    chrimturn Fire in the Wire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sparkle or no sparkle. Still looks cool with the channels filled in. Just enough to where you can still see the dark outline of each groove.
     
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