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Offline Patzag

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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2017, 10:35:58 AM »
This thread reads like a good novel!  Can't wait for the next chapter!
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« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2017, 03:47:18 AM »
This job can only be done by a great professional. Billy you're the man. I'm really impressed and looking forward to seeing more.

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« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2017, 05:35:38 PM »
Nice job going where no man has gone before...  ;)

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« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2017, 03:06:29 PM »
Post some more pictures when you can, even if you've made no progress, I just want to see them!

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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2017, 09:51:00 PM »
;)

A short tale of woe, one of my kids bumped it and I had to sand it back and respray the white. Hope to get some color on it ASAP. Running out of warm spraying weather.
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« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2017, 10:49:20 AM »
I could start a whole thread about my kids damaging gear. We should do that, just to get some action going!

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« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2018, 10:55:18 AM »
A quick update- had to sand all the old paint I sprayed last year off.

Finally had nice enough weather and a block of time to respray. 

This is not the final color but wanted to keep things moving...



updates soon!
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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2018, 04:41:15 AM »
Yay!

*popcorn

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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2018, 08:52:52 AM »
That’s the mojo where you patched a big block in where the trem was, right?
While it seems like going back and doing it again, there’s nothing as nice as the feel of sanding a fly smooth!
It must really be nice to be this close!

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« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2018, 04:27:46 PM »
Yeah, this is reworked to use a recessed tune o matic bridge.  I filled the stock cavities with cnc'd mahogany, sanded flush. 

I sprayed the white last year, my kids bumped it while it was drying and I resprayed.  It had a lot of paint on it by that time, and I didn't like the paint I used the second time.  (That paint is probably great for graffitti, not so good for sanding smooth.  It was an "artist's acrylic-nitro-cellulous" blend that wasn't cheap.  Sprayed like crap though.) 

So, I took it all back off, primed, and resprayed with white lacquer. Definitely glad I took the time to do it.

It's really close, and very exciting..!

I don't want to jinx it until I can clear coat it, but here is a very small picture as a very big tease.  ;)



Fingers crossed for acceptable weather this weekend...
« Last Edit: September 19, 2018, 04:31:21 PM by billy »
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« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2018, 05:13:31 PM »
Wow.  Swirltastic ! 
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« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2018, 06:03:18 PM »
Swirl....Now you're just showing off!
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« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2018, 06:42:57 PM »
Yummy!  Can't way to see that product!
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« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2018, 09:29:54 AM »
Swirl....Now you're just showing off!
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Showing off would be machining a bridge to mod a fly to have 12 strings.  ;) 

No, believe me- it was like Billy's comedy hour with all the prep work to get something holding water deep enough and long enough to dip into.  If my neighbors were watching out their windows, they must have been quite amused.

Next steps: Gotta let it dry a bit more, so probably won't clear it this weekend.  Clear coating is probably the riskiest part of the whole thing. 

Hope the weather holds just a little longer!  It's a lot of work keeping you blokes entertained.   :o   8)

Billy

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