Restore a Guitar Part 2

After filling in all of the dents, deep scratches and filling in holes from the old hardware on the body I sanded it down with 100 grit sand paper to most knock down and flatten the areas that I used the Bondo Glaze and Filler with.

Before I go any further I need to remove the neck from the body. After that I can sand it again with 320 grit and then paint.

I have decided to go with a Satin finish. It’s easier to hide imperfections and the overall result with the red and chrome would just look wicked.

The last time I refinished it I used an automotive paint. However after it cured it looked more purplish then red. I guess because I didn’t use a primer and just painted it over the old factory coat that was a gun metal grey. This time I’ll use a Black Primer. Kinda hard to use a primer that matches the finish coat but it is doable. The trick is to wait a day between coats and look at it with a bright light to see a difference in the finishes.


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