Filling a few minor "pinholes", tinting and toning the colour coat, and applying a final clear gloss lacquer topcoat on a white blonde "Mary Kaye" type nitro finish.
I've had a while to rethink my original plans for this Jaguar, and instead of a "natural", shellacked finish - I'm going to spray a "white blonde" nitro finish instead.
Last push to clearcoat my JagStang body, before I take a few weeks enforced lay off...
Spraying a nitro "Candy Apple Red" colour coat onto a refurbished Fender Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster body.
The clear nitro lacquer on "Dragoncaster" body has been curing for more than a couple of months now. Polishing can be a lengthy job, and I wanted to be able to set aside a few, consecutive days. With a suitable gap in the schedule coming up - it's time to crack on.
The light amber tint coats have had almost a week to cure. It's the effect I was looking for. Subtle, and not too yellowed - but definitely tinted away from the ash blonde look of the natural wood. A few more coats of clear lacquer, and I can look forward to polishing the Dragoncaster up to a lustrous shine.
I'm getting to the final stages of levelling the finish. A few more coats of clearcoat, and I should be able to set the guitar aside for a couple of months before it's ready to prep and polish up.
Back to the "Dragoncaster", and yet another stage in the clearcoating process. The lacquer drop-fills have cured and shrunk back. I hope the fills have done the job, and that I can start to look towards a final levelling of the overall finish.
The clearcoat is building up nicely - but I need to get on top of some troublesome pin-holes.
Another week - another look at the "Dragoncaster" clearcoat. The sanding sealer drop-fills have cured and shrunk back. Now I can see if the technique using sanding sealer works, and if I can continue to build up a lacquer coat over the top.