Finishing the painted headstock on my Musikraft custom Jaguar neck. A few gremlins in the detail - but maybe I just have to live with some of my practical limitations, and focus on the overall effect.
The lacquer on the Hardtail Stratocaster should have cured enough to polish up reasonably well. It's a bit of a monotonous slog to work through all of the various grades of grit, but it promises to be well worth the effort.
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.
This week's update from the long, "Dragoncaster" finishing saga might seem like little progress - but it's another step on the ladder. That's the nature of the process - small steps.
Beautiful weather in Garageland this morning. And that coincides perfectly with the clearcoating schedule for the "Dragoncaster". It's still a little chilly in the workshop first thing in the morning - but a quick blast with the heater brings it up to a comfortable working temperature.