Holding bodies and necks during finishing

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Holding bodies and necks during finishing

Postby Andrew McSpadden » Thu May 16, 2019 9:39 pm

I am spraying more and am tired of coat hangers and screws to hang my stuff. I have worked in several factories and seen some neat ways of holding and hanging parts during finishing. Anybody care to share what they use or a pic of a great idea?

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Re: Holding bodies and necks during finishing

Postby David King » Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 pm

I used a system my friend with the spray booth uses. It's 3/4" galvanized electrical conduit, hammered flat at one end and screwed to a block of wood that can key into some part of the guitar body or neck and get fixed there. You can slip the pipe over a mandrel or hang it from a wire when you aren't holding it and turning the part as you spray it. There are mandrels sticking out at various angles around the room so you can spray a stack of parts and set them up to dry or turn them frequently to stop runs from forming.
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Re: Holding bodies and necks during finishing

Postby Dan Smith » Sat May 25, 2019 12:24 pm

I install an eyelet into the bottom where the strap lock will be.
I found hanging the guitar upside down easier to manipulate when spraying.
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Re: Holding bodies and necks during finishing

Postby Brian Evans » Sun May 26, 2019 7:08 am

I typically hang the neck, but I use a stand for the body.
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Re: Holding bodies and necks during finishing

Postby Peter Wilcox » Sun May 26, 2019 10:07 am

I spray everything horizontally - fewer runs that way for me. I attach a stick to the screw holes of the the neck pocket or the neck heel, or the bolt holes on bolt on necks and bodies. The stick is wedged in a hole in a riser attached to an old rotating TV stand. The part can be rotated horizontally or flipped as needed to spray, and I can just stand in one place (where the angle of illumination is best.) I have to spray outside, and I can set it up or tear it down in less than 5 minutes.
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