Can I protect the paper and stickers on the box with a clear coat of some kind?

I am still planning my guitar out but i am wondering if i can protect the cool looking paper and stickers with a clear coat of some kind? I was thinking sometihng along the lines of acrylic but will that stick to the paper and plastic like stickers because i thought it had to be sanded. Any advice is greatly appreciated. 8-)

Views: 3695

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I've used polyurethane,not the oil based stuff, on paper stickers like for sound hole ID would be for a regular guitar, I think if you use oil based stuff on CBG paper it will leach oil into the paper and sorta stain it there by dulling and messing up the over all look.
I had success with a krylon clear spray. Multiple light coats. Only did it once though so no constant results. And it was on cardboard so...
Clear rattlecan auto acrylic lacquer works for me...a few light coats rather than a heavy one is best, otherwise it soaks thru' the paper and forms dark spots. 250+ cbgs and I use this all the time...
Thanks ChickenboneJohn, that Clear rattlecan auto acrylic lacquer sounds the best. How do you apply it. Does it come in a spray paint like can?
Yup I gonna get me a can and play.

Manic8-Ball said:
Thanks ChickenboneJohn, that Clear rattlecan auto acrylic lacquer sounds the best. How do you apply it. Does it come in a spray paint like can?
Yes, most auto & hardwares store should stock it in the aerosol spray paint section, just ordinary clear coat lacquer. Remember, the first coat or two should be a really fine misting just to seal it. It's touch dry in minutes, and after a proper final spray it's usually dry enough to handle after an hour.

Manic8-Ball said:
Thanks ChickenboneJohn, that Clear rattlecan auto acrylic lacquer sounds the best. How do you apply it. Does it come in a spray paint like can?
Thanks I will do just that =) Is there any specific brand I should look for?

ChickenboneJohn said:
Yes, most auto & hardwares store should stock it in the aerosol spray paint section, just ordinary clear coat lacquer. Remember, the first coat or two should be a really fine misting just to seal it. It's touch dry in minutes, and after a proper final spray it's usually dry enough to handle after an hour.

Manic8-Ball said:
Thanks ChickenboneJohn, that Clear rattlecan auto acrylic lacquer sounds the best. How do you apply it. Does it come in a spray paint like can?
I use the Clear Krylon on the box also. I had poly stick to my edgestickers once and come off the rest of the top. Since then I just use the Krylon. I also had problems with the stickers getting to wet and staining. So even when I use the Krylon i make the first 2 coats really thin to avoid staining. You wanna make sure your box is downwind I always get a headache when working with the sprays. I Took a piece of plywood and drilled a bunch of small holes in it. Stuck some toothpicks and stuck em in. I spray the bottom of the box, lay it on the tips of the tooth pics. then spray the sides and top. It dries in less than 10 minutes and I do it all over again. Probably 4 or 5 times.
Thanks ill go get some Clear Krylon. You put that on before all the cutting and drilling right?

L.J. said:
I use the Clear Krylon on the box also. I had poly stick to my edgestickers once and come off the rest of the top. Since then I just use the Krylon. I also had problems with the stickers getting to wet and staining. So even when I use the Krylon i make the first 2 coats really thin to avoid staining. You wanna make sure your box is downwind I always get a headache when working with the sprays. I Took a piece of plywood and drilled a bunch of small holes in it. Stuck some toothpicks and stuck em in. I spray the bottom of the box, lay it on the tips of the tooth pics. then spray the sides and top. It dries in less than 10 minutes and I do it all over again. Probably 4 or 5 times.
Shellac, comes in clear and amber if you like an aged tint. Sticks to everything -- it's the most popular sealer for use under other finishes. No sanding needed, either before or between coats.

I've seen clear in spray cans, but unfortunately not amber.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

crossover guitar.

Started by Timothy Hunter in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Apr 10. 14 Replies

Tune up songs

Started by Ghostbuttons in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Mar 9. 5 Replies

Duel output jacks

Started by Justin Stanchfield in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 8. 6 Replies

How to Get Your Own Music on Spotify

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Southern Ray Feb 21. 2 Replies

Latest Activity

Glenn Kaiser posted photos
2 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
Thumbnail

Da Do Ron Ron: 3D Printed Cigar Box Guitar

"Glad to put a smile on your face BrianQ! This one is a fun one to sing and play."
2 hours ago
BrianQ. liked Doug Thorsvik's video
3 hours ago
BrianQ. commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
Thumbnail

Da Do Ron Ron: 3D Printed Cigar Box Guitar

"Another great oldie I thought I’d never hear on cbg!! :)"
3 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik posted a video

Da Do Ron Ron: 3D Printed Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane, 198th Zoom Mtg 04/15/24. Only 1-finger chords, free songbooks here: https://www.cbgslinger.com/download CBG Songbook.pdf...
6 hours ago
Matthias Bichsel left a comment for Moritz Voegeli
"www.cbguitars.ch auf FB This Bichsel"
yesterday
Matthias Bichsel left a comment for Moritz Voegeli
"Hallo, ich bin aus Solothurn. Lisa Stearns hat mich gefragt ob ich Dich kenne. Ich baue cbg. Gruss…"
yesterday
Matthias Bichsel liked Moritz Voegeli's profile
yesterday
BrianQ. left a comment for John Herrick
yesterday
BrianQ. left a comment for Daniel Cook
yesterday
BrianQ. left a comment for Skip Novakovich
yesterday
T-Gripped liked David Woodman 's photo
yesterday

Music

© 2024   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->