Thread subject: statii.com: For all things Status-Graphite :: Refinish Status Energy 5 Walnut

Posted by aarts on 29-07-2012 13:56
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Yesterday I have disassembled the Energy 5, sanded it and refinished it ones

Before disassembling:
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/03.jpg

After disassembling you can see this project is no luxury.:
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish1.jpg

First I sanded it with sandpaper grid 80, then with 180, then with 400 en finally I polished it with extra fine steel wool.
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish2.jpg

Then I bought polyurethaan glue from Bison:
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I rubbed the body with a polishing cloth firmly with this glue to achieve a matte finish. However its turned out darker than I wished I'm very pleased with the result:
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish3.jpg

Today I'm going to treat it again. This glue is a real brilliant idea I heart from a dutch bass builder and its very easy to process (first tried it on a loose piece of wood):
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish4.jpg

Treated the fingerboard with good ol' WD-40 (advice from the Status website). I use this stuff for lubricating and polish all kind of parts on my motorbike Frown
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish5.jpg

Some shots of the Energy after reassembling:
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish6.jpg

home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish7.jpg

a little close up:
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish8.jpg

a look at the backside:
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish9.jpg

And then finally with the logo wich was produced by 123sticker.nl :
home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish10.jpg

home.solcon.nl/aart.saly/images/Energy/Finish11.jpg

A good example of the ease of this type of finish: while assembling I made a 1.5 inch scratch on the front of the body. I sanded it with 180, 400 and steel wool and I rubbed it with the Bison glue partially. The next day I polished it partially with the steel wool and, voila no-one can tell where the scratch was located.... Grin

Edited by aarts on 07-08-2012 09:01