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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't sanded it yet. No runs or bubbles. Sometimes you get lucky. Smile

Some daylight pictures of the body. I have more clear to do, but I have to pick more up.

IMG_6779 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the down low I had a problem with a single fuzz hair that was in the clear. Turns out it was under the decal so I (being too OCD) decided it was best to sand it all off and repaint.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS PROBABLY NOT THE SMART THING TO DO. I SPENT HOURS TRYING TO FIX IT.*

Basically I had to sand through the color to the headstock in a couple places which I knew was going to suck when I put metallic back on. (Metallic paint shows all uneven surfaces and is VERY unforgiving.) Basically to fix it I sprayed color, sanded, sprayed color again, sanded and so on until I got the smoothest looking finish I could. For using rattle cans and spraying in my garage, I think I did the best I could for sure. I put some more clear over it and a new decal. Because of the oops and such, I decided to give Spitfire my one super legit (possibly genuine) Jag decal. Mine are good, this one is great. I got it applied and this is the headstock now waiting to get clear again.


IMG_6802 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


IMG_6803 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


IMG_6804 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


IMG_6805 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


IMG_6806 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

My gut told me to leave it alone when there was a fuzz, but my urge to make it super nice was too strong. Next time I need to just not mess with it. LOL It is looking pretty sweet now though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new decal color better- both looked nice. Beautiful work.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I get super paranoid when I do paint work for other people. I can never get them perfect, but I always try to do the best I can. Just hard some times because there are some people who expect a factory level finish. I use spray paint cans in my garage and hand sand and polish so I just don't do them to that level. I don't have a dust free place to paint and I don't have any machines for buffing. I just do it by hand. Some people dig it as kind of old school, but others get the work and get mad because it isn't professional. (Even with the disclaimer before I do the work that I am not a factory and I can't give that kind of work. My work is normally very good, but far from perfect.)

The one or two people who have not liked the end product have caused me to normally say "no thanks" when asked to paint. I just get sick to my stomach nervous when doing work on other people's stuff. Last thing I want to do is mess up someone's stuff. I have done loads of paint work and only had two people unhappy. Overall not bad odds really. Just don't like all the stress. When it is my stuff, I can work on it when I like and don't feel like anyone is waiting on me to get done. I like that better.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wanted to add that you are doing a beautiful job on this frickin paint job
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot! I appreciate it. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it looks very pro. Well done sir!
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headstock is taking clear well. Smile

IMG_6807 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6808 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6809 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Not sure what the deal is with the little light spot on the decal by the F on the Fender decal. Hopefully the clear will soak in and get rid of it. One thing my decal didn't do. WIN ;D
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't really look any different, but I put more clear on the body. (Also did more on the headstock.)

IMG_6821 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked on cleaning up the edges on the headstock tonight. I will let it sit and cure longer before I do any wetsanding on the painted surface.

IMG_6826 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this. Look forward to seeing it assembled.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Spitfire might end up doing that. I told him (since he wants to polish it) that it is probably safer for me to send him the parts to assemble rather than putting it together when the paint is still fresh and then him taking it apart. It is what I would do if it was going to be mine. I would rather assemble it when it is done then do part and take it apart and then back together again. Lots of risk of damage.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay in pictures. I am pretty sick still. I pulled myself off the couch for a few hours this morning and did some work. This is just the first round of sanding at 1000 grit to take off the bumps.

Before sanding.

IMG_6951 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6954 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Got almost all the orange peel off.

IMG_6955 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6956 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6957 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Tomorrow if I can sit up long enough, I will do the same as today but with 2000 grit. After that I use 3000.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hit it with the 2000 sandpaper. Getting smoother.

IMG_6958 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6959 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Starting to get that mirror smooth quality.

IMG_6960 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

3000 with polishing compound. WOW

IMG_6961 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6962 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

The back, but you can use it for a mirror.

IMG_6963 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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IMG_6975 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6976 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6977 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

I used the back to take a selfie. Smile

IMG_6979 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6980 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Gonna check in with Spitfire and see if he wants me to wire it up, or sand the headstock.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great HNB.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

Mock up with the neck. (Sorry the pic is blurry.)

IMG_6981 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Worked on wiring everything and testing the switches, pickups, and pots to make sure the maze of wiring was all hooked up right.

IMG_6983 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6984 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Looking like a sexy Jaguar now!

IMG_6987 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Sorry my finger prints are all over the shiny parts... LOL

IMG_6988 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Tomorrow I will wetsand the headstock. Smile Getting closer to being done!
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sweet!
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks hot .. Would look even better with a white pearloid guard . It would help bring out that teal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wetsanded the headstock smooth.

IMG_6990 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6991 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Got the parts put back on it.

IMG_6993 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6994 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Put the neck on the body.

IMG_6995 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6996 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_6999 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7000 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7001 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7002 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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IMG_7008 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7010 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7014 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Now I have it hanging in my guitar room to finish drying. The finish isn't cured yet. I had to buff out some cloth imprints. Needs more dry time.

IMG_7017 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7018 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7019 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

And best of all.... a SOUND DEMO! Everything works. It is tuned and intonated with .10's.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's excellent stuff. An LPB Jaguar is something I have to get in my life in the future.
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