Tag - how to finish a guitar

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Finish Scrapers
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Wet Sanding Techniques
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Dry Sanding Techniques
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No Load vs Loading Sandpapers
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Silicon Carbide Sandpapers
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Garnet and Aluminum Oxide Sandpapers
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Sandpaper Grading
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Basic Finishing Techniques
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Finish Application Methods – Aerosol Sprays
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Wood Filler Tinting

Finish Scrapers

Scrapers are not only one of the most useful tools you can have when working with raw, unfinished wood, but they are also extremely useful when used during the finishing stage of your guitar. The typical scraper that we normally take about here is usually made from a harden sheet of steel, between 1/32″ and[…]

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Wet Sanding Techniques

Find out about Aerosol Lacquer Spraying, what it entails, why it is a excellent way to get your feet wet the the very difficult guitar finishing operation very simply and economically.

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Dry Sanding Techniques

Find out about Aerosol Lacquer Spraying, what it entails, why it is a excellent way to get your feet wet the the very difficult guitar finishing operation very simply and economically.

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No Load vs Loading Sandpapers

Loading or standard load, is a term that is used in the sandpaper industry meaning that the product gets clogged by residue, either sawdust, or more than likely finishing products. Another term, called “non-loading” or “no-load” sandpaper is available with a special coating applied over the abrasive to help shed the residue. Another method of[…]

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Silicon Carbide Sandpapers

Silicone Carbine Sandpaper is usually used for wet sanding a guitar finish prior to buffing, but there are other uses for this great sandpaper as well. Find out about this great sandpaper option.

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Garnet and Aluminum Oxide Sandpapers

Both Garnet and Aluminum Oxide sandpapers are very useful in guitar building operations. Each has its own listing of pros and cons and should be used for certain tasks and not others. Find out why in this useful article.

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Sandpaper Grading

Sandpaper Grading is a method by which we can gage how fast wood or finish materials can be taken down. There are several methods for grading and you can read about them here, in this informative article.

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Basic Finishing Techniques

Find out about Aerosol Lacquer Spraying, what it entails, why it is a excellent way to get your feet wet the the very difficult guitar finishing operation very simply and economically.

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Finish Application Methods – Aerosol Sprays

Find out about Aerosol Lacquer Spraying, what it entails, why it is a excellent way to get your feet wet the the very difficult guitar finishing operation very simply and economically.

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Wood Filler Tinting

Learn about Tinting Wood Fillers, what is good about them and when you should not use them. This is a key ingredient for getting the most beautiful grain patters to stand out in your guitar finish.

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