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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:37 am 
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It takes light to yellow the CV finish, which changes the appearance of the color underneath. Like the white basses looking cream, or the Blue Boys turning greenish.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:22 pm 
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dale or paul, have you done any white or cream finishes recently? and is that something that would cost more to do?


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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:48 am 
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I have not had any requests for white or cream lately. Maybe Dale has...

I do not charge any more for white or cream. As a matter of fact, if a client wants a special color, I will provide it, at no extra charge.

I usually send the client a selection of color chips which I have done on maple, so they can see exactly the color they're getting. I've got lots of these covering standard Rick and custom colors, all numbered. If I don't have the color, I'll spray up a bunch to order, in varying densities and darknesses.

I spray up chips that are 4" X 5" in size or thereabouts, and then after they're dry, I number them and cut them in half on the table saw. Then I send one half to the customer, and keep the other.

Customer says, "I'd like number 4", and we know we're on the same page.

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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:13 am 
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Paul,speaking of white lets say Britte white is a conversion varnish used on this color I had a 98 4003-5 it was Britte white it looked like it will never yellow


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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:01 pm 
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I've talked to a couple of Rick owners who swear that their white guitars/basses were never CVd at the factory. One is 32 years old and is still bright white...

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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:17 pm 
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Paul, I would like to see more photos of the '57 Combo 400, please. I cannot say enough about your quality work; the color on your Laramie-12 shows a lot of subtlety and depth. I can hardly wait for my turn to be thoroughly impressed.

Paul L.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:47 pm 
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I'll try to post some before the weekend.

The Laramie was already finished when I got it, although the neck was not set. So the part of it that I finished was the neck heel and the blending of the neck-to-body joint.

So I can't take credit for the finish work on the Laramie; it was a factory finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:18 am 
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Thanks Paul, out of the many fine examples of your finish work on the Forum, leave it to me to give credit to the one you did not do--So let's give it up for the RIC factory folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinising
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:54 am 
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Nice photo's, and such a beautiful finnish on them.
I would'nt mind my Sea green 330 refinnished in Jetglow.
This is it,
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1

Oh yeah, is there anywhere i can advertise this 330 within this forum?


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