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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:19 am 
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..... I think RIC is one of the only guitar makers using this stuff, and I'm really not sure why, as it has its drawbacks, yellowing and discoloration being the big one.


Yellowing is not necessarily a drawback.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:30 am 
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We charged extra for yellowing all last year . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:55 am 
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I like the way the finishes age with the cream like color that white becomes.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:38 am 
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Personally, I don't like the yellowing. If I buy a white guitar, I'd like it to stay that way, but hey, that's just me.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:45 pm 
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JH is referring to Amber Fireglo,I too prefer a clear coat that doesn't yellow.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:05 pm 
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Looks good to me..No roller job huh? Tell me you didn't spray that with rattle cans :-) Where in Fullerton are you? I live there too,Downtown.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:20 am 
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Ahh Downtown Fullerton, that's a nice area. My wife lived there when I met her...and I almost got arrested for robbing the American Savings Bank across the street from where she lived. No, I wasn't trying to rob the bank! LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:47 am 
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Looks good to me..No roller job huh? Tell me you didn't spray that with rattle cans :-) Where in Fullerton are you? I live there too,Downtown.


>>>> Thanks!

Yes, I live near Imperial/Harbor....

Running the risk of being the biggest goof on the RIC Resto board...YES, it was sprayed with rattle cans. 6 to be exact, with a lot of it being sanded away between coats.
I've done a few refins with this stuff, and it yields results that leave people scratching their heads in disbelief. It's an acrylic lacquer product that dries lightning fast with minimal shrinkage and cures rock hard. It's already so smooth and shiny that you can see skin tones from your hand in the reflection, and I haven't started buffing. That will be done in a couple of months after hard curing. I don't know of anyone else that has used it for a refin, and would not recommend it to someone contemplating their first refinish. It's not easy to work with, especially white.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:32 am 
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Cool..The best aerosol spray paint I've ever used was made by Cardinal..Their Gloss Clear in particular is fantastic..I used a lot of it at my previous job..Oddly enough,due to air quality restrictions,we couldn't spray it through a gun,but we could spray the same paint from an aerosol can..How are ya with a spray gun?


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Eric B.!! (4001 refin)
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:33 am 
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Joey,if you mean the one that was at the corner of Harbor and Wilshire,I'm three blocks away from that place.


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