|alfredpunkjazz ||01-28-2014 02:43 PM |
Ageing white plastic pickup covers.
So I bought a new set of pickup covers for my Geedy Lee, they are white, maybe too much... I want them to look more like the colour of the maple, so I was wondering what would you guys do? I was thinking about coffee, but I would like to have some input before doing it, I bought them in the US but I live in México, so it's not that easy for me to just buy another pair.
I'm going for the Meldal-Johnsen with NIN Geedy look :ninja:
I tried aging a pickguard with coffee, but several applications over two weeks did nothing to change them. I eventually dressed it in Kiwi brown shoe polish, left it for a couple of days, and then polished it off. Worked pretty good.
Tea works very well for staining/coloring. It actually works much better than coffee. Make sure you use regular tea, not herbal.
|Arvin ||01-29-2014 10:00 AM |
Some plastics "age" well, some don't. I had a set of cream colored guitar humbucker rings that wouldn't take a stain, no matter what I tried - and I tried coffee, tea, tobacco, a brown permanent marker, and shoe polish. I finally just left them the way they were.
I have read that some plastics that are resistant to staining will respond to being left under a UV light for a few days. I haven't tried this, yet, so I can't comment on it. If you don't have any luck with other methods, you might look into that.
|Caca de Kick ||01-29-2014 01:33 PM |
I've used coffee for aging white pickup covers, and it's worked fine for me. I don't drink tea, so I never have of that in the house.
|alfredpunkjazz ||01-29-2014 01:53 PM |
Thank you guys :)!
|kasbrey ||01-29-2014 02:02 PM |
You could also try scuffing the plastic with fine glasspaper and soaking the covers in water with a teaspoon of turmeric powder. It worked great on my MM style white covers and only took about an hour and a half!
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