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Offline AndyVt

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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2011, 06:36:30 PM »
My guitar has had all electronics and hardware removed and is ready for clear coating. I've not attached images on this forum before. Hope this works:



Note the hole above the upper loop in the J of Johnny
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How to preserve a musician's signature on a Parker

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 09:50:56 AM »
So far so good...

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2011, 01:50:41 PM »
Ok, I got my Parker back from Alan, the sign maker. It looks great! The holes are filled and not noticeable unless you put the guitar at an angle to the light. The ding is gone. And the signatures are preserved. He ended up putting on 3 coats of clearcoat.


Here's a close up of where the 2 holes were, you can just barely see them:



I am going to wait 2 weeks for the clearcoat to harden before bringing it back to Seth to get the electronics and hardware reinstalled. So far so good!
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2011, 11:59:34 AM »
They did a great job!

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2011, 08:39:00 AM »

Hi Everyone, Well my guitar is all back together. It looks great and plays great. I couldn't wait two weeks, so waited one week and then Guitar Wizard Seth put everything back together.  I don't know if the photos will capture it, but it looks like a brand new guitar:





The holes and dents are gone and the signatures are well preserved. I am not going to play it much for another week or two so the clearcoat really hardens off. But I think I am in good shape. Thanks for all your advice and encouragement.  Andy in Vermont

PS I gently cleaned the volume/tone knobs with a toothbrush and water while everything was taken apart. Now they really look old and worn compared to the new finish on the guitar. But I am not going to start replacing them....
 

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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 08:43:47 AM »
Very nice, looks great. That's good that they were able to cover those signatures up without them running or anything. [8D]

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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2011, 06:19:00 PM »
Beautiful job.... Glad you went the permanent route. Being in the sign biz myself, I've noticed that very lite coats can help eliminate running or bleeding.

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2011, 08:05:10 AM »
He used acrylic enamel clear coat, which he says is a two-part system.