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
"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…"
"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…"
"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. "
"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…"
"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…"
"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?"
"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"
"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…"
"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…"