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Main Forums => Technical Discussion => Topic started by: Handyman on August 10, 2006, 03:03:14 PM



Title: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: Handyman on August 10, 2006, 03:03:14 PM
If one chose to, what's the best way to make satin finish "glossy"? Is it easy/hard? How thick is the satin coating? I'm mostly interested in doing the back and sides but is it wise or unwise to do the top as well? What would a professional job cost me and where might one be in So Cal? Can a too-heavy gloss finish mess up the sound? I'm actually not far from Oxnard. Would the Larrivee factory do it?

Thanx


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: stuco on August 10, 2006, 03:45:34 PM
 :ph34r:

There are lots of links on this subject, but most pictures on these links no longer work.  If anyone has some glossed guitar pics I would like to see them as well.


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: JohnM2001 on August 10, 2006, 04:11:49 PM
I suggest using the Search function on the toolbar above.  You'll find hours of reading on how to polish your satin Larrivee.   Just search on the word "Polish", and hopefully you won't just come up with kielbasa threads ^_^


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 10, 2006, 08:33:11 PM
also don't fprget that this isn't a full gloss just a semi-gloss.


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: HangFire on August 10, 2006, 08:41:36 PM
Take your time and remember the finish is VERY thin... :SHK>


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: Handyman on August 10, 2006, 10:08:05 PM
Thanx for all the inputs. I read some past threads and think I can go it from here.


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: whiskeyjack on August 11, 2006, 02:12:36 AM
Handyman:
You've got some mail.


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: dbirchett on August 11, 2006, 04:25:48 AM
Check out this link and be sure to look at the pictures by whiskeyjack. That ain't no semi-!

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=12808.0


Title: Re: Speaking of finishes...
Post by: Handyman on August 11, 2006, 04:59:48 AM
Wow! Oh my! These pics are amazing. Congrats for adding them for all our pleasure. Just beautiful. I'm really encouraged. Thanx so much.