HAGSTROM Futurama Coronado automatic (Jazzmaster)restoration

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:46 am

First layer of primer.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:54 am

3 coats of primer, need more tough. there was some visible pores on some parts of the guitar.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by HorseyBoy » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:53 pm

Looking great. What colour did you go with? The original red?

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:13 pm

Im gonna paint with Baby blue. There was to many screwholes so i hade to
choose a solid color, and not the original red burst. I think it will look great with baby blue. my Hagstrom futurama will be a mix between futurama Coronado automatic and the baby blue Impala.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by scriffraff » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:20 am

I want one. Great Job!

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by mgeek » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:15 am

Is that grey primer?

No offence intended, but I wouldn't go with that myself...would make for pretty unattractive wear compared to seeing the blue rub through to white or clear

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:38 am

Hi mgeek!

Its black primer. I Talked with some guys from Finland who made a restoration of an impala, they used black primer.
You can check out there project on this website

http://asgard-guitars.com/images/Hagström3.jpg

But maybe youre right! Do you think i can use white primer over the black one?

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by mgeek » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:51 pm

I know this is going to sound like a pain, but if it were me, I'd strip it back again and use white or clear.

Might just be my hangup though, so I would welcome other thoughts. I just don't feel like I've ever seen a factory finished vintage guitar that's worn back to reveal anything other than white or clear primer, and Baby Blue wearing through to the white base coat is such a classic look. Wearing through to black...not so much.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:03 pm

Your probably right! I'm gonna think for some days about it.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by frelonvert » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:06 am

mgeek wrote: Might just be my hangup though, so I would welcome other thoughts. I just don't feel like I've ever seen a factory finished vintage guitar that's worn back to reveal anything other than white or clear primer, and Baby Blue wearing through to the white base coat is such a classic look. Wearing through to black...not so much.
I have seen one:
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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by mynameisjonas » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:17 am

Tisacsson, are you located in Sweden? If so, check out gitarrdelar.se, they have nitro in lots of different colors. I have used it a couple of times, and it's high quality stuff. They also have grain fillers and other useful things.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by mgeek » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:36 am

wow! That's the most beat up Yamaha I've ever seen...looks great

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by antisymmetric » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:42 am

Don't know how I haven't noticed this thread until now- what a cool project! Will be watching with interest. 8)
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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:26 am

Hello!

thats correct I'm located in sweden, but i have already checked gitarrdelar.se, but thanks anyway. they couldn't help me with a custom color.
Today i got an original hagstrom bridge in the mail! i also took mgeeks advice, today i bought white primer.
gonna start to strip it down in the weekend!

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:02 am

Hello gentlemen!

recently i have striped the black primer off, now theres 2 coat with white primer instead. i need some more coats of primer, waiting for the cans to drop down i my mail box.
sadly i have to wait to paint it baby blue until september, the personel on my school have summer vacation.

Is there anybody that knows if i can use nitro lacquer over the blue color?

Tell me what you think so far.
all tips are welcome!

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