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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by Nickhofen View Post
    Practice is good! Lol.
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    lol

  2. #62
    Quick CNC job whilst dealing with the lacquer side of things:


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  4. #63
    Cool!!!

  5. #64
    Can you provide some details on the spray equipment please ?

    what gun ?
    what nozzle size ?
    what pressure ?

    Do you think a HVLP type would be better ?

    Nice final job on the burst too !
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  6. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    Can you provide some details on the spray equipment please ?

    what gun ?
    what nozzle size ?
    what pressure ?

    Do you think a HVLP type would be better ?

    Nice final job on the burst too !
    Hi Eddy

    Sure thing and thanks.

    The sprayguns (I have 3 - two for colours and one for clear) are these mini guns: http://amzn.eu/61eaXHU - they are a pretty generic far eastern cheap gun and I've seen them with several different "brands" from different sellers. Whilst no Devilbiss, they are surprisingly good once you have them dialled in correctly (and kept clean of course). I use a 0.8mm nozzle but I think there is a 1mm variant out there also, if you need more volume.

    They are an HVLP gun and I use somewhere around 30 PSI (sometimes as low as 25).

    There's a Youtuber called The Gunman (Aussie guy) who has a decent channel and he recommends the ANI miniguns, but I have yet to pull the trigger (pun intended) to get one myself and see how it compares to the generic one I have. Might be a higher quality alternative for not too much more money.

    I also have a standard sized HVLP gun from the same manufacturer and whilst it is also useable, its way overkill for guitars as the volume of paint and size of fan it lays down is insane.

    Hope that helps.

  7. #66
    Burst can be a PITA although it looks easy and not all techniques work the same for all people. You have to experiment with most of them to found which one works best for you.
    Here is one Gibson USA I paint for a friend, from apple red to burst like Moore's guitar.
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  8. #67
    Thanks for the spraying info, very useful.
    I've just seen http://behlen.co.uk/ are only selling the General Finishes now in the UK, the Behlen instrument finishes were rather good.

    Nice job on the Les Paul Nickhofen, that looks far better now.
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  10. #68
    Thanks EddyCurrent ,that red didn't make any justice of the maple top that was hidden under the color.

  11. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by Nickhofen View Post
    Thanks EddyCurrent ,that red didn't make any justice of the maple top that was hidden under the color.
    That's a really nice burst - lovely gradient on it and you're right, that flame was wasted on the original finish.

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