It is finished. How-to, lessons learned and more pictures to come…
Tags: fine buffing compound, guitar neck, light blue, wet sanding
I have a crappy picture of the neck for you. It’s been curing for a week so I wet sanded it with 1000 and 1200 grit wet/dry sandpaper which made it baby-butt smooth. I didn’t expect that, especially because the internet says “you need at LEAST 2000 grit sandpaper”. That’s crap. I probably could have gone up to 1500, but 1200 is what I had and I’m impatient.
Next came the buffing. Honestly, I’ve never used buffing compound before, so I didn’t really expect that piano-black mirror finish everyone raves about. I’m doing everything by hand (no power sanding/buffing) so I thought it would take forever. One episode of Adventure Time, two of Futurama, and 2 layers of fine buffing compound (and seriously sore arms) later, I got that mirror finish. It’s AWESOME. My husband can attest to the fact that I seriously geeked out for about half a Futurama while I watched the neck turn shiney.
Too bad my camera phone sucks compared to a real camera. Here’s a sneak peak.
Tags: lacquer, neck, sky blue, spray paint