- - stickers
|StayEzio ||10-20-2013 02:08 PM |
What is the easiest and the safest way to remove a sticker from a bass guitar ? :confused:
|P Town ||10-20-2013 02:40 PM |
First step is to know what type of finish you are dealing with.
If you have nitrocellulose lacquer, do not use alcohol. For nitro, you can use napthalene, (lighter fluid).
Polyurethane is less likely to be damaged. Goo Gone, WD40, and alcohol should all work.
|StayEzio ||10-20-2013 02:53 PM |
So is this wd 40 thing safe cuz i am not sure which material it is ... would a hair dryer do the job ?
|P Town ||10-20-2013 03:19 PM |
I would not use WD40 on a nitro finish.
A hair dryer may work.
There are different types of stickers. I bought a MIM Stratocaster a few years ago that was covered with stickers, and they peeled off very easily. I was surprised that I only needed to use a solvent for a very little bit of the final clean up.
|ddnidd1 ||10-20-2013 03:21 PM |
Naptha - lighter fluid- works great on polyurethane.
|Oren Hudson ||10-20-2013 08:56 PM |
Go another direction with products called Goo Gone and Goof Off. Both are made just for your problem. :)
|OogieWaWa ||10-22-2013 09:48 PM |
You could try gently removing them mechanically; use your fingernail or something softer than the finish (toothpick, popsicle stick, plastic scraper) carefully so as not to scratch the finish. Peel off everything you can. Lift, don't dig. Then for any adhesive and last layer of paper that is left on the surface, wrap duct tape sticky-side out around your fingers. Push it on the adhesive and then pull away rapidly from one edge over, sometimes the adhesive would rather stick to the duct tape than the finish. "Pat" it that way and you should be able to get most or all of it off with no chemicals. Watch out for an older, valuable instrument; for a cracked or crazed finish you may end up lifting the finish instead, take it to a pro.
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