1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:28 pm

fernieite wrote:
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Yum! Golden mist was on my shortlist. It’s funny how Gibson called their metallic colours Poly. It confuses a lot of people.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by HorseyBoy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:13 am

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Really pissed off with that lacquer blob Just behind the bridge though. Everything was perfect until the final pass on the front and I accidentally let the tip of my glove hang over the nozzle. I’ve had to sand back almost to the sealer to get it out and buy another can of blue lacquer. Metallic Nitro is fucking unforgiving!
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:02 pm

Indeed. New nitro is arriving today but the weather is going to be really humid for at least the next few days. I’ll just have to be patient.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:03 pm

Weather was actually good for spraying today. Final colour coats and clear tack coat on. All perfect this time! Fingers crossed I can get spraying finished tomorrow.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by daCod » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:56 pm

Looks fantastic! Super jealous. Love me a nice Pelham SG :badlove:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by innerflight » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:09 pm

:badlove:

In that pic/light it almost looks like Charcoal Frost
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by squarewave » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:55 am

Now the long wait for the clear coats to set. Looking awesome mate👍👍
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by fernieite » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:57 am

Looking good; except naked and upside down juniors always look weird! Kinda like a strange big-headed guy (It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system) with a sad face. :lol:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by HorseyBoy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:10 am

Lovely!
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:20 pm

The colour is surprisingly pale before clear coat. I’m having a slight issue with clear coating because my second can came fitted with a nozzle that doesn’t fan out the spray. Very nearly had a run on the 1st pass! Lacquer was sagging But I saved it by flipping the guitar upside-down and misting to get it to flow back.

I’d hoped to finish spraying today as the weather will be really wet for a couple of days now. Best not to rush things. I’ll let it dry off over night and see if I need to sand back the area. Hopefully not.
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