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Lacquer on antique box?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Herget May 11. 15 Replies

If I build with this antique box, should I use lacquer to protect it?Continue

Tags: lacquer, antique

Will sound hole reduce sustain?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Apr 15. 11 Replies

I finished my first build, mostly, and I’m very happy with the results.Here is a question: I don’t have a sound hole yet. I am very happy with the sound of the piezo that is wedged between the neck…Continue

Tags: sustain, piezo, hole, Sound

 

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Bob Herget replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"My experience with just spraying over loose labeling is that it will still be loose when you're done. I do use spray lacquer on my gits, but first I take the time to very carefully glue down every last bit of loose labeling. I use Elmer's…"
May 11
Sweet Crooks replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"I'd probably go with something that is an Acrylic and not use Enamels or Lacquers. Like suggested spray it on Thin. Like a mist. many thin Layers. People who finish guitars commonly apply 12 to 15 layers. So you gotta build it up…"
May 8
Lonman replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"the streaks are true. I did use the mod podge on my bass cigar box and see the streaks, fine ones, but still streaks. I have not noticed the softness, I will try to test to see how soft it may still be after 2 days since I put the mod podge on. "
May 7
François replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"While Mod Podge is a great product, there is one thing I just hate about it; it stays "tacky". Not in the tacky sense of things like with glue but in the sense of soft. That's why I prefer acrylic. It's a bit more expensive but…"
May 7
Michael Pounds replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"good idea...testing on a different box. I have Lowe's and Menards nearby."
May 7
Michael Pounds replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"Interesting idea. Thanks."
May 7
Milt Haselmire replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"Here is a trick I have used with great success. Buy some 1 mm plexiglass from eBay or wherever and cut to fit the top of the box. Screw it on with a few tiny screws. Now do any cutouts through the plexi and the box top. You have a clear…"
May 7
ILL GREEN replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"I'd use acrylic-lacquer spray. Dries in minutes, so you can layer maybe 6 or 7 coats before the can finishes in 2 hours or so. There's also acrylic-polyurethane spray, which is just as good."
May 7
Sweet Crooks replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"Man I would just get a box you don't really care about that has the paper with graphics like King Edwards box or something like that that easy to get and test it out on that first. What stores do you have access to that sell Clear Coats?"
May 6
Kigar replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"I used spray varnish with good success. Darkens just a little bit.  Probably want a matte finish on that one, glossy wouldn't seem to fit the box. "
May 6
BrianQ. replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"Just don’t put it on too thick at once, several thin coats works fine? If you’re worried about the graphics, then get something water-based rather than polyurethane? I’ve never had problems with either tho? Good luck to ya"
May 6
Michael Pounds replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"I saw an earlier post about lacquer possibly damaging ink or paint...is that a concern?"
May 6
Michael Pounds replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"I’m worried that the paper and paint will come off, and thought it might need some kind of protection. I think I’ve seen people use spray on lacquer for that sort of thing. Wondering if that’s the best solution. Some of the paper…"
May 6
Sweet Crooks replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"Sure. Why do you want to use Lacquer?"
May 6
BrianQ. replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"Yes, spray a few coats on that bad boy, nice box "
May 5
Lonman replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"wow, nice looking box and a question I am also interested in knowing thoughts of. My first thought was mod podge, due to the fact I recently am using it for the bass guitar build I am doing. Using mod podge to adhere 2 flag pictures on the body…"
May 5

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