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1966 Mustang Restoration

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After a setup and a restring the mustang’s all ready for the stage

Jack

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What a restoration project this has been. Alan the owner will get much better life out of that paintwork. I know it’s a non-standard colour for the period of those mustangs but it’s still a Fender colour and it’s nitrocellulose just like Fender too!

The old Mustang is looking a bit better now eh. Now it’s up to the owner to add some scratches and dents!

Jack

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Love the colour big time!

I love this colour! Will be a shame to cover up alot of the paintwork with all the hardwear

Jack

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No they’re not the racing stripes, that’s just the lighting reflecting off the glossy paintwork. Well I’ve got plenty of blisters from flattening layer of orange peel off but it’s paid off. I better not drop it..

After a trip to the buffer I like to finish up with some swirl remover, have a look for the reflection in the paintwork!

Jack

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I pay alot of attention to the reflection given in the clear coats to judge how flat the top coat is by how clear te reflection is!

Here’s half the back flattened. The dull spots are the areas flattened, the glossy spots are still to go… Long!

Jack

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I know it seem that I’m working backward here but you have to scuff up the surface in order to get the body as flat as glass. I’ll be chasing scratch marks thorough the finer and finer grades of wet/dry paper next

My services include re-frets, fret dressing, fret end dressing, action adjustment, truss rod adjustment, intonation setting, nut replacement, bridge saddle replacement, acoustic pickup installation, electric pickup fitting/replacement, output jack replacement, pot replacement, re-wiring, sound post setting, tuner installation, brace re-gluing, broken headstock repairs, strap pin installation, re-strings, bridge setting, tremolo setting, Floyd Rose setting, custom scratch plate cutting, tuning problems, restoration, polishing, cleaning, wiring modifications...Get in touch I'm sure I can help!
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