Yet more sanding

Category: Warlock

2017-08-06 10:35:54

So, who's sick of sanding? Me. This week finished off the 4000 grit, then moved on to 6000 then 8000 grit. It's taking about 2.5 hours per grit level.

When I started on the 6000 I was a bit worried that maybe I'd got the 4000 and 8000 mixed up, as they are similar colour. By the time I got to the 8000 grit it looked OK, so looks like I got it right. Why you'd have one sanding pad 'teal' and the other 'royal blue' and expect people to be able to distinguish them I don't know.

The 8000 grit finish is starting to look quite good now. The black looks good, but still has visible fine scratches, and a few places where there are deeper scratches that make it a bit fuzzy. The red, however, looks beautiful. So shiny - it almost glows.

With the finish starting to look nice and shiny, I had a look at the plastic back covers... and decided they look a bit crap in comparison. So now I'm thinking about getting a metal one, but that doesn't seem to be something that you can buy. I'll have to have a look for a local metal fabricator or something. The nicer you make a guitar finish, the more you have to bring all the bits up to standard. :-/

At the moment I'm hoping to finish the 12000 grit sanding next weekend, then do a polish. Then maybe we can put this thing together.

I hope it works.