Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

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Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by Jazzprod » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:45 am

I thought I'd share with you guys the development of my Firemist Gold refinish  :D

This is the body as I got it. There was a Leo Quan bridge on it and I needed to replace it with an original one.
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After filling the holes with woodfiller, I started to sand the body.
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I sealed the guitar with a couple of rounds of clear nitrocellolouse laquer, sand again and then I sprayed it with a primer.
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...and sanded it again...
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Sprayed it again and sand it until smooooothness arrived  :P
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The colorcoat was stunning when it was done  :o :o :o
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This is after the first rounds of clearcoat. (getting there...)  ;)
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This is when all the clearcoats were sprayed and the body was about to rest for two weeks....booooring! :'(
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It's an ok job with a little amount of orange surface, but that's what aerosols will give you  ;)
I’ll be fine sanding and polishing when the laquer has hardened a bit so I hope it'll turn out good...

The holes for the bridge mounts will be drilled after healing.

I've used DuPont chromabase Firemist Gold and nitrocellolouse laquer for the clear coat, and they seem to bond really well.
I used the same method on my LPB but this time I was a little more thorough  ;)

I’ll let you know how it turns out in a couple of weeks…..
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by fuzzking » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:00 am

looks tasty! more... more...

I am a bit afraid of doing the paint job on my project myself,
but each bit of info like this  makes me feel it can be done!

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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by fullerplast » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:08 am

Excellent work and great photos!

It really looks fantastic...      8)


This is getting me psyched to get going on the two refins I currently have backlogged!
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by mezcalhead » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:19 am

You're doing a great job there.



Firemist gold rules!


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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by Soiouz » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:35 am

Good job!!

Great colour!!

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Post by mynameisjonas » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:44 am

:?

to quote south park: NIIICCCCE!

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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by John Taverna » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:26 am

great job!
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by Jazzprod » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:33 am

Thanks guys!  :)

I'll let you know eventually...
See Ya!

you can do it Fullerplast!!! GOGOGO!!! ;)
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by glimmertwin » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:17 am

mezcalhead wrote: You're doing a great job there.



Firemist gold rules!


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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by mezcalhead » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:21 am

Heh .. nice to know .. and no shame in losing out to the Most Beautiful Guitar In The World.
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by mcjt » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:06 am

so the two guitars we see here are both firemist gold? they look kinda different...
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Post by mezcalhead » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:22 am

Well, they're both refins, but I think they both definitely look firemist rather than shoreline or aztec gold.

Metallic finishes, particularly gold, are hard to photograph. Not to mention that in person the guitar I posted a pic of looks slightly different colours depending on the light and what other colours are near it.

There could also be a difference because mine is a few years old and has had some heavy gigging whereas Jazzprod's is a fresh refin that is likely to yellow a bit over time.
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by mcjt » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:27 am

ok, thx for the tip-
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by Jazzprod » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:39 am

Couldn't wait for another week. Got it buffed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

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Waiting for parts coming overseas as we speak!  ::)
It'll soon be a guitar out of this, I can't f***ing sleep at night  ::) ;D
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Re: Firemist gold refin coming up!

Post by luau » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:50 pm

That looks great!!

You guys are really giving me the bug to try my hand at this.
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