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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:28 pm
by Jim Goad
fernieite wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:46 pm
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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.

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:13 am
by HorseyBoy
Jim Goad wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:25 pm
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!
Worth doing right, Jim! Don't forget, you're doing God's work. :badteeth:

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:02 pm
by Jim Goad
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.

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

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

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:56 pm
by daCod
Looks fantastic! Super jealous. Love me a nice Pelham SG :badlove:

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:09 pm
by innerflight
:badlove:

In that pic/light it almost looks like Charcoal Frost

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:55 am
by squarewave
Now the long wait for the clear coats to set. Looking awesome mate👍👍

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:57 am
by fernieite
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:

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:10 am
by HorseyBoy
Lovely!

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:20 pm
by Jim Goad
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.