Acrylic paint over a CA finish?

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Dark Mavis
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Acrylic paint over a CA finish?

Post by Dark Mavis » October 25th, 2018, 3:49 am

I recently routed the top off my Tele and made a new top from some nice figured poplar. The plan was always to do a tobacco sunburst with dyes and it turned out great.
But there are some visible joins on the edge of the body plus some other repairs I made in that area have visible edges. I'd hoped that a tight fit and black dye would make them all but invisible, and they're pretty hard to see, but still...I'm not happy with that state of affairs.
The poplar was very soft, too, so I decided to finish the guitar with Cyanoacrylate - something I've never done before, and something I storngly recommend that nobody does. Not ever. The fumes are horrific. Even with a vapour mask, I was getting flu like symptoms for days.
Anyways, I'm thinking I can hide the imperfections on the edges by spraying the black part with a black pint. I'm limited to rattle cans, but not sure what I can get away with using over the CA finish.
I'm led to believe that hardened suerglue is just acrylic, so I'd assume that an acrylic spray would be fine. Is that true? Would it melt into the existing finish like an acrylic lacquer does?
Also, I'd then need a clear coat, so I'm thinking of using acrylic lacquer. Would there be bonding problems, CA to paint to lacquer?
I'm currently experimenting on some offcuts, but if anyone can save me the time, that would be great.

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