Guitar Painting: part 6 (blue job)

Since we last met, I had tiny little cracks in my primer and was freaked out about it. Since then a lot of things have happened and I don't have pictures of all of that because I was too annoyed. Anyway, here's a quick summary:

  • Discovered little hairline cracks in the primer. Researched this, found no info.
  • Decided to fill the dents and those cracks with Bondo auto body filler.
  • Kinda coated the whole guitar in Bondo, which was a total mistake. That stuff is nasty.
  • Around this time my friend Aaron told me that the cracks were because I didn't sand the sanding sealer down. The surface was too smooth and the primer didn't stick to it well enough.
  • Tried to sand the Bondo down, but it was lumpy and annoying not to mention it smelled like cancer.
  • I took the sander to the guitar and took it all down to the sealer level again.

Then I put primer on it again. This time it turned out a lot better:

There were a lot of small little bumps in the paint surface, but I read that's normal. I sanded them down with 600 grit sandpaper and the surface was pretty smooth. There are a few places where the grain is showing through a little where I probably sanded the sealer down too much and the occasional small paint run. But laziness defeated my perfectionism this day so I went ahead and painted it blue:

Bam. True blue. I've put on three coats at this point and it's looking nicely covered. I don't think I have the ambition to paint my logo on it, god forbid I might have to sand it all down and start over again. I'm going to get some clear coat next and start laying that on and then we should be just about done.

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