C18Q1 swampy strat... FINISHED with pics.

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9047
    This is going to be great! 

    What did you use for the tuner ageing? And can I see how they look? I have a similar set of new klusons that need un-new-making.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    This is going to be great! 

    What did you use for the tuner ageing? And can I see how they look? I have a similar set of new klusons that need un-new-making.
    I used a mixture of Hydrochloric acid and peroxide,  I use it for pcb etching, you can reuse it rather than tipping it away, (the copper from the pcbs turns it the green colour you can see in that first pic)

    put it the liquid in a container that has a lid, put the tuners in a smaller container inside the bigger one and let the fumes do its work... keep checking ever 30mins, rinse with water to stop the process...

    you can can buy the acid from any little hardware shop, it’s sold as “spirit of salts”. You can do without the peroxide, it’s only in there to keep the enchant active tbh.

    Tuners look a lot better in the flesh, still shiny but just a bit worn...

    http://a64.tinypic.com/2kwsk.jpg


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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    Got a few dings and dents in it this morning... will start the lacquer checking tonight if the weather is cold enough :)

    ignore the pickguard, it’s just a temp measure!...

    http://a63.tinypic.com/15gz0b9.jpg
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    Right... the fact that I am an impatient git at times has led me to start checking the lacquer this afternoon.

    used the “inverted air duster” method and it’s worked quite well... (Poundland people!... air dusters for a pound!)... 

    to get some “dirt” into the cracks I used a cheapo liquid shoe polish (also pound land)... first pass with the polish saw the polish harden into a brown smear across the guitar... a quick squirt with mr sheen liquified the polish and got it right into the cracks! Result!...

    once it was all done a quick buff with Tcut got shot of any residue and added a bit more shine, it also took the edge off the dents and dings!...

    not 100% perfect but it will settle down and look more natural over time...

    http://a64.tinypic.com/oft06d.jpg

    and that is really as far as I can take it now... waiting on the correct guard and also the neck...

    will update when I have something else to update with but that’s it for now...

    9 days in and looking for another project to tide me over till I can get this one finished :)
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 1741
    Just going back a few posts... do not submerge the machine heads in any liquid inc water. Just in case anyone picks that up wrong.

    Looking great so far! It’s been a quick project!
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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 1117
    Nice relic job, care to share how you do the chipped bits on the face of the body?
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    edited January 29
    paulnb57 said:
    Nice relic job, care to share how you do the chipped bits on the face of the body?
    Drop stuff on it! is the simplest answer... a few keys, screws etc. Not from a great height tho’. It helps if the nitro is cured and brittle. This body has very a very thin coating and was left in a very warm ventilated room for a week, the nitro went off surprisingly quickly...

    in other news, THE CORRECT PICKGUARD arrived today!... really pleased with it...

    ladies and gents meet Arthur...












    why Arthur? Well until I get the neck I have Arthur guitar

    Mr basses has promised me a lovely rosewood neck when he’s back. And I’m sending lots of positive thinking his way!.
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  • SeshSesh Frets: 804
    I like the relic look, and you've done a great job so far, but the grubby knobs are not for me. Actually makes me a bit queasy.
    Can't sing, can't dance, can handle a guitar a little.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    Sesh said:
    I like the relic look, and you've done a great job so far, but the grubby knobs are not for me. Actually makes me a bit queasy.
    its only furniture wax




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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 1117
    That scratchplate is a much better colour, if it were me I,d give it a quick rub all over with 1k just to take the newness off.....a bit like this that I did a while back....

    http://i.imgur.com/OJCORPF.jpg

    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    paulnb57 said:
    That scratchplate is a much better colour, if it were me I,d give it a quick rub all over with 1k just to take the newness off.....a bit like this that I did a while back....

    http://i.imgur.com/OJCORPF.jpg

    I like that!!!!

    Mines been knocked down a bit. A few sweaty gigs will take the shine off!!!!
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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 1117
    I did a bit of wear aroung the pot shafts woth the knobs removed to simulate wear  and also abit aroind the swich too, think about hand movement and do the same with the wet n dry. I was mazed how much effort it took to remove the anodising....
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • SeshSesh Frets: 804
    poopot said: lo
    Sesh said:
    I like the relic look, and you've done a great job so far, but the grubby knobs are not for me. Actually makes me a bit queasy.
    its only furniture wax




    I assumed it was clean muck, but then again... your username.  ;)
    Can't sing, can't dance, can handle a guitar a little.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    Sesh said:
    poopot said: lo
    Sesh said:
    I like the relic look, and you've done a great job so far, but the grubby knobs are not for me. Actually makes me a bit queasy.
    its only furniture wax




    I assumed it was clean muck, but then again... your username. 
    You should see the knobs on my main gigging guitar!!!! 
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  • SeshSesh Frets: 804
    I think I've seen enough of your knobs.
    Can't sing, can't dance, can handle a guitar a little.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1091
    @poopot  ;This should be winging its way to you very shortly. 






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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    GSPBASSES said:
    @poopot  ;This should be winging its way to you very shortly. 






    Oh... my... f&@king... god!...

    That looks spectacular!....

    now to decide what colour to paint it! ;)
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    I’ve just let out a bit of wee!....

    something very beautiful has just arrived at the towers.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/TOpL2

    Thank you to @GSPBASSES you sir are a genius!!!!

    c’mon, could it be any sexier?
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    edited January 31
  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 1117
    Very nice! That neck is sublime and so suits the whole thing....
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    paulnb57 said:
    Very nice! That neck is sublime and so suits the whole thing....
    It does look good... you should see it now it’s had a coat of metallic red paint!!!! ;)
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    edited January 31
    Logo on!...


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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    Well here it is, and I think it looks the nuts... It plays like a dream as well... Think it may be a contender for number 1.

    Specs are:

    2 piece swamp ash body.
    A stunning all rosewood neck from @GSPBASSES very chunky profile, (like a cricket bat with strings).
    Clear blonde Nitro supplied by @SteveRobinson .
    big block vintage style trem.
    vintage style tuners.
    CTS and spragues.
    Lindy Fralin neck pup.
    Fender CS 57's mid and bridge.
    8 hole gold anodised scratch plate.

    Total Spent? just over £600...
















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  • Lovely. What did you finish the neck with in the end? It looks very glossy.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    Lovely. What did you finish the neck with in the end? It looks very glossy.
    Its had a very light pass on the back with your clear coat... its not as glossy in the flesh :) and it'll wear through very quickly after a few gigs...
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2614
    @poopot, none of your pics show on my iPad. Just a little square box where the top left edge of the pic should be.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 997
    Rocker said:
    @poopot, none of your pics show on my iPad. Just a little square box where the top left edge of the pic should be.
    I’ve been having real bother with pics!!!

    try this https://imgur.com/gallery/3OIm1
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2614
    Very nice @poopot, well done and enjoy.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • That’s lovely
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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 543
    Good job sir
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