hooglebug Posted June 13, 2013 Share Posted June 13, 2013 i thought people would be interested to see this, so i made a new thread for it. as some of you might well know, someone wanted me to make a neck for a body that they had chromed at a well known finishers. when the body arrived it was covered in orange peel and didnt look particularly good. but i made the neck, and when i screwed it to the body, with no more force than was necessary, the finish around the neck plate lifted. it was then i noticed that the clear coat was lifting around some screw holes too - holes which had had nothing screwed into them. so the decision was made that i would have a go at re-chroming it. first things first, stripping the old finish. i gathered myself, ready for a long day of heatgun and scraping. when in fact, all i needed was a little craft knife to dig into the clear coat, and a bit of pulling. it just peeled off. sometimes in lovely satisfying bits like this you can see a little clump of it in the humbucker route. you can also see that once exposed to the air for a while, the silver nitrate just rubs off, so no hard work there. the white base coat however (i will be using black as the system i will use requires it, maybe this one did too and thats why it didnt work so well?) is STILL soft. this is after a good few months. i cant remember how many, but its at least three or four months. so once the base coat comes off, i'll see what the primer is like under that, and if thats not still soft too, i'll just use that and sand it flat ready for spraying Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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