The front edge of the binding around the sunburst was exposed by gently scraping away the lacquer using a snapped Stanley blade, and any extraneous dye was similarly removed from the rest of the binding. The guitar was then laid on its back and tinted clear was sprayed over the top and sides of the body. It's important to get enough lacquer onto the square edges around the body and headstock because it's easy to rub or polish through these spots later on.
After a day or so of spraying and drying, the guitar was flipped over onto its top and the back and neck were sprayed with more tinted clear. Once that was all used up I repeated the procedure front and back with clear lacquer, building the layers with clear to protect the tinted coats when it's all flatted back prior to polishing.
4. Les Paul Relic : Part 2