I want a polished finish for this ash Jaguar body - but I also want a super-thin nitro coat. Here's how I achieve a high gloss in just six, *(or seven) steps.
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.
So much to catch up on... Next up - polishing the nitro finish coat on my Warmoth JagStang body. I'm looking for a simplified process to save time, and to help prevent rubbing through the thin lacquer coats.
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...
Another body prep job to fit in before the weekend. This time - spraying a Sonic Blue nitro paint job, onto my Warmoth JagStang body.
Polishing up the nitro clearcoat on a repainted, Fender Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster body. The original "Antique White", body has been re-finished in a custom "Candy Apple Red". (Translucent Red over "Shoreline Gold").
Fitting my customised Musikraft Jaguar neck onto my Candy Apple Red "Original '60's" Jaguar body. Featuring some new Gotoh SD-510 tuners, and a StewMac neck shim.
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.
Spraying a nitro "Candy Apple Red" colour coat onto a refurbished Fender Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster body.