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Hey guys /Gg/ here, I asked about this on /mu/ but there was no useful replies. How would I go about refinishing my sonic blue mustang to this custom 1966 custom Sparkle color? What would be a good step by step including
> best way to strip original paint
> spray paint or actual paint
> lacquer or nitrocellulose
> best spray companies and colors
> could I make my own sparkle color with glitter and a shiny/metallic blue?...
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Take off all removable parts. From what I can tell that would be nearly everything that isn't blue or wood.

>2.
Get some fine and rough sanding paper sheets. Use the rough one to remove all paint, then the fine one to smooth the surface. Remove all sawdust afterwards.

>3.
Hang up the guitar and mask everything you don't want to paint. Use white spray foundation as a primer and apply one layer. After it has dried, apply one layer of your chosen paint,...
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>>942875
Wow this was very in depth thank you!
Can I just clog up the screw holes with toothpicks to avoid sealing it up?
Here's the guitar I'm reprinting for reference
I'm in North America btw
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Luthier here, I do this fairly often.

Heatgun and a scraper for the paint removal. Trust me, sanding it off will take forever. Once the bulk of the paint is off you'll have to sand the primer off with some 80 grit, then once clean work your way up to 220. Make 100% sure you don't make any dips or anything while sanding. Keep it flat.Your paint job is only as good as your prep job.

Spray it with new primer. Then flat sand everything all over again once dry. Prep.

As for painting a lot of us use automotive paints and sprayers. Lightly sand between...
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Any diy methods for tattoo removal?

Got this when I was 20 and I ironically was in a K hole. I didn't choose it
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In Russian prisons a snitches tattoos are removed as punishment by filing magnesium into a fine powder, then bandage the magnesium powder over the tattoo.
This dissolves the skin and the tattoo with it.
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I find it funny this is right next to the /diy/ tattoo thread.

"I'll never regret MY tattoo!"
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>>938165
What uh.. What is that supposed to be? Either way it doesn't really look blown out so it should be a pretty easy cover up. Most removal methods require it to be pretty fresh as far as I know.

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How does one get a pattern or design onto book cloth like this. Im interested in making book covers.
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http://www.forthillengraving.com/equipment.html
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>>942065
I vaguely looked at this.

But from OPs pic it might be a heat transfer foil print/embossment/transfer. When I used to do it at work. We placed a copper plate with the design on it into a heated cradle and placed that in a hiedleberg windmill press. Ours was mostly just stationary type paper. Could possibly screen print it too assuming you could find a decent ink.
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>>942054
Top do this on the cheap the process isn't that complicated, it's exactly what you'd think, just push a metal negative into the book, then apply gold ink or whatever to the channel.

If your use a leather cover then this is super easy, otherwise if you are using a thinner cloth cover you might have to drive the depression into the book board itself. Not a huge hurdle if you are getting into bookbinding and have a proper press.

But if you want to do this the traditional way then it's considerably...
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How would I go about making DIY sap gloves?

Is steel powder or steel shot more efficient?
how much metal do I really need?
what thread should I use for sewing? Is fishing line strong enough?
Where could I get metal powder? I live in Serbia so no artist shops or DIY shops.

pic sort of related.
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I would highly recommend not living in Serbia. I live in Not Serbia. It's very nice and we've got lots of shops
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>>941078
> No weapons. That goes to /k/ - Weapons
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>>941214
I would hardly consider them weapons. A friend used to work as a bouncer in a very shitty town, and those kept his hands safe.
>>941078
Your best bet is getting them online. You won't make them better than bought without spending more.

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How would I fix these cracks in my bathtub?
Silicone sealant?
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Silicone? No.

There are kits to fix fiberglass baths, about $25 USD

alcohol to clean the area
wet sandpaper
2-part epoxy
wet sand cured epoxy smooth
polish with polishing compound in kit
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>>943268
What would happen if I used silicone?
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>>943268
Also the bathtub is hollow inside.
How would sandpaper help?
I'd probably make the cracks worse by pressing down on them.

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what the hell is that little metal thing called. I've tried anything from pipe screen to mesh bowl and I can't find anything anywhere? also not sure where to post this, if I'm in the wrong place would you kindly redirect me?
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>>942526
When I was a teenager I worked at the hardware store and fags like you would come in all the time asking for these. We wouldn't tell them what they were then, either.
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>>942526
try tea filter or tea infuser
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>>942526
Is that a sink strainer? Give more context.
That picture is not telling me much.

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Which one?
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I'm very excited for this thread. Where's the other pic?
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>>935909
Best drill ever
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>>935911
Fuck, wrong picture.

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After about 10 years of use I decided to give my digital piano a "service" by taking out all the keys, cleaning them (lots of fluff, a fair bit of tobacco and even some drink splashes) and then re-greasing the mechanisms. I didn't have proper grease so I used Vaseline.

The keys feel nicer to the touch now but some keys sound significantly louder than others for the same level of pressure.

Looking at the MIDI velocities it produces verifies that some keys are more sensitive than others.

My question is how could I go about fixing it? What could I have done to make them inconsistent?

The pressure sensing system is simply a rubber dome with two conductors - one slightly longer than the other so it makes a connection first. It then measures the time between the first and second contact for the velocity.

I don't see how I could have interfered with that, so I'm guessing it's the physical keys (and the dummy hammers, etc, that give it the weighted feel).

Any ideas? It's driving me up the wall, what with certain notes sticking out like a sore thumb every time.

I thought about making an Arduino powered device that compensates the MIDI velocities directly, correcting the appropriate velocity bytes by consulting a table (that I'd have to generate myself, mostly through trial and error), but I'd rather make the keys respond uniformly like they used to.
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is it a p60?
the rubber contact strips are in groups (AFAIK) - If you had a range of 5 keys in a row that are responding differently, swap that strip (cheap) - if its non uniform/scattered - dunno. but the velocity measurement does come from the rubber dome/strips, as you noted.
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>>942745
>is it a p60?
Yes it is. I was sure I put them back in the right order (if memory serves it was pretty much impossible not to, owing to their shape and size - but I might be wrong).

I'll have to have a look though. Not looking forward to the room becoming a sea of keys and hammers again though...
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>>942737
Based on what you described, I'm betting you got grease or something else conductive into the switches if issue is that they are loud.

I'd mark the off keys, pull it apart and clean the pads and rubber with an appropriate contact cleaner.

I just bought inox handrails and this happend
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is this even inox ? or just a chromium layer
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>>941745
looks like tea leaving. You dont have a chlorine pool, do you anon? Use some stainless steel polish on it and wear gloves.
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yes I do thank you for the insight ill get to it

Hi /diy/.

I i frequently come around here, watching your fine projects. So it's natural, that i come here now for inspiration, hope you can give me some, because i didn't find something usefull googling it.

I have access to a few dozen older and newer skies, Nordic that is, so narrow and with a significant horizontal curve, a few old (70's) and a lot of newer. I work at a store that sells them, and every now and then, we have to trash some of them for various reasons, and now my boss has ordered me to clean up.

So, can you guys think of some...
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>>940642
sell them on ebay and buy something useful
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>>940955
Well, that is an option, i don't lack money, however.
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Buy some weed, get high and you'll know what you should do

Sup /diy/

I've been contemplating for a while the possibility of making an Eames Lounge Chair at home. I have one of those shitty office chairs for my daily use and it sucks. A gentleman like me, gracefully living with his parents, deserves a better seating, don't you think?

A couple months ago I started thinking more seriously about making it and I went and found some stuff showing disassembled chairs and schematics and all.

I've never bent wood, so I would need some advice on that. Also, the metal parts that join the back panels to the seating,...
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>>943044
You ever sat in one? They suck as computer chairs. Just get one at an estate sale. It will cost less than the materials you need to build it.

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I've got an old cabinet door, with 35mm holes drilled partially thorough for integrated hinges, that look vaguely like this.

After fitting a new washing machine, I found that the old hinge locations no longer match up, so I need to drill new holes. This wouldn't be an issue, but the new holes would be close enough to the old ones for one of the top/bottom screws to fall within the area the old holes are, where there's now no longer any door for them to screw into.

So I need something to fill in these already very smooth holes, and provide enough...
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Tooth picks and wood glue is pretty decent.
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mix sawdust with some wood glue until its a paste... fill holes. let dry 24 hours. proceed to drill new holes. the glue and sawdust will actually be stonger than the wood and you should be able to put screws in without worry
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>>942898
This seems like it's intended for small drill holes, I'm talking about a very large 35mm hole that needs to be at least partially filled.

>>942901
This is slightly more promising, but I'm not convinced that wood glue can set hard enough without any pressure hard enough.


I'm thinking if I drill some smaller holes around the circumference of the hole, that'll help whatever chunk of stuff I put in to stand up to the rigors of being...
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My Sony Xperia M4 Aua got into the pool 3 days ago (Irony)
I put it into rice
Can i fill a bowl with isopropyl alcohol and put it in there? I mean, will it work?
Can't disassrmbe it(integrated battery) Anyone knows how to???
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The rice thing is a myth. The only thing to do is to dry it out, which is best done by opening it up so air can get inside. Depending on the device, you can then clean any corroded pathways with electronics cleaner.

I'm not sure if this would work for phones in general, they may be too delicate for post-water-damage cleaning to work, but it certainly won't work if you can't disassemble it.

I think you're fucked.
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>>942559
Open it as up as you can, wait for a week with rice... then put it in front of some kind of fan for a day or two, then it should be good to go
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>>942559
Rice is a myth. The only thing that stands a chance is putting it in a sealed container with some pic related.

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Wood type ?
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Tree wood

I'm guessing cherry with a dark brown stain
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>>942421
If it's from an actual barrel, probably some kind of oak. Definitely stained after the fact.
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>>942423
Thx guys here's some more pictures for fun

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I wanna start printing designs on t shirts, whether as a serious thing or just for myself and buddies, time will tell. I've been looking at a lot of techniques, screen printing seems to be the most professional, but I also these transfer paper thingies, and I've seen textile factories use these. What would be the cheapest way to go about this, anything I should know that's important around this topic?
And does transfer paper do the job well or does it fade shortly after?
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It's a margins business from what I understand. Don't invest in any large scale or pro-grade equipment cause you probably can't compete with the dudes selling shirts for a dollar a piece.
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>>942402
So then where should I start from to gain an understanding of the whole shtick in the business?
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The ink and emulsion is where it gets expensive. The screens are around 30 dollars a piece. If you want to get into screen printing I recommend a small two or four station machine before spending hundreds on a big elaborate machine.

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