A little bit more progress- in full pedantic mode, but this project has already dragged on a long time, so whatever... I looked at ready-made jack plates, electrosockets and such, hoping for a time-saver, but nothing was right, so I've epoxied this aluminium angle into the body, which will hold the jack. All the gappiness/ugliness will be concealed by the plastic that will wrap the sides, and there will be an escutcheon made to hopefully look cool, which will be held in place by the output jack nut (no screws):
3mm aluminium plate has been glued to the back of the pickguard, and drilled/threaded for the pots. This keeps everything clean and low-profile- just the splines protrude from the pickguard, and no need for the panel nuts, so less of a footprint to cover when I get around to coming up with a design for the knobs :
This is the stuff.
epizootics wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Out of curiosity, what vinyl wrap did you get? I ended up stripping mine completely (the wrap didn't even survive the removing of the neck), but once again I think the stuff I used was non-permanent wrap with a crap adhesive. I know Cross made a cool one with wrap (he mentioned it briefly in his video interview) and his looked really good. The thing I'm sure of is that you want to put some clear on top of your vinyl, otherwise it'll be too fragile to withstand regular guitar abuse. For all its faults, the wrap I used did a good job at masking the sanding scratches that were left by the sealing process.
For car interiors, supposedly. I was on the fence a bit about it- was also considering some thin leather or similar- but the neck's done in black nitro, and when I buffed it out, this stuff looked great with it (to me, at least). I've played around with it a bit- tried your suggestion of clear coat over it, and nitro wouldn't adhere to it. I'll probably just use it as is and hope for the best.