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Type of finish used in late 70's??
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Author:  cerrem [ Tue May 30, 2006 11:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Type of finish used in late 70's??

I have a 1978 4001 in Jetglo....
The headstock is really beat up, in terms of missing paint..
The wood is in good shape though..
Can someone tell me what type of paint this is?? I am planning on re-finishing just the headstock...
Any recommendations would be appreciated...

Best Regards
Chris

Author:  JohnHall [ Tue May 30, 2006 11:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Type of finish used in late 70's??

Conversion varnish. You likely won't be able to use this, however, due to the equipment and learning curve, but nitrocellulose will be compatible with it. The trick, since you're in So. California where it's banned, will be to find some instrument quality nitro. Fancy a trip to Las Vegas?

Author:  cerrem [ Tue May 30, 2006 11:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Type of finish used in late 70's??

Thanks John....
So in "thoery"... If one was to overspray this headstock in nitro, it should work out ??? With no lifting of the original paint????

Chris

Author:  JohnHall [ Wed May 31, 2006 1:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Type of finish used in late 70's??

Scuff the original CV so it has a nice milky white sheen to it and the nitro will bond right on to it.

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