Ugh...got the dreaded cloudy finish.....

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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What does the local luthier use for a finish, just as a matter of interest?

    If you know and are allowed to say.
     
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  2. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    No they're all poly finish. I discussed this issue with many experts and one of common opinions is the moisture was trapped inside during the production process. And for some reasons when these guitars were shipped to 'appropriate environments', the humidity inside reacts in some ways and presents in form of cloudy finish.
     
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    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    I wish I could, but I don't dare to ask them :D
    However, the PRS in the photos were being refinished by a famous Thai luthier. I've seen his works many times and personally think that the stain he uses looks like some sort of analine dye as the grains pop so well.

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  4. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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  5. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Agreed - but it does add an air of menace to the dragon.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Intrigued of Dundee!
     
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  7. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    I just want to peel that off!
     
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    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I suppose you could say this dragon is flying way too high...
     
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  9. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Think of this as Puff the Magic Dragon... just after he exhaled ;)
     
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  10. Draconomics

    Draconomics Dragons are cool. Not so sure about Asia.

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    Am I the only one that almost kinda likes the dragon in the clouds look? I'd just pass it off as the dragon just had a massive toke.
     
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  11. Rhythmisking

    Rhythmisking New Member

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    If I paid $10K for it? absolutely NOT!
     
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    The 3 step D’Addario planet waves detailer, wax, and spray cleaner claims to take away cloudy finish. I doubt it will do very much good, but I would try it out. At the very least you get a shiny guitar at the end. Hope this helps
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Maybe on the outer surface.

    Unfortunately moisture trapped under the lacquer means a refinish.

    There is internet info that suggests certain finishes (probably nitro) can have a fresh layer of lacquer sprayed over it, or thinners, which will soften the finish enough to allow the moisture to escape. I’m sceptical about this.
     
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  14. Rhythmisking

    Rhythmisking New Member

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    That picture showing fogging only on the maple cap, stopping precisely at the glue line and not going into the mahogany at all is really intriguing. Also the one where there's fogging on the neck but not the heel cap area, almost like it 'fell like rain' onto the finish.

    It seems like this rarely happens to cheap junky guitars. Is that other's experiences too? Kind of shoots holes in the theory of improperly dried wood.

    Are certain parts of the world more prone to having this happen?
     

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