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Fender Finish Question: Experts Needed

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by NOVAX, Dec 9, 2012.


  1. NOVAX

    NOVAX

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    Hey- my search chops are weak. Does anyone know the best way to remove spray paint from late 70's Fender poly without totally wasting the original finish?
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Supporting Member

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    Subbed out of curiosity. Poly tends to be bombproof, but I'm interested in what the true experts have to say.
     
  3. NOVAX

    NOVAX

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    I'm thinking: a) Acetone b)Mineral spirits c)Toluene in order of strength low to high. Anyone?
     
  4. NOVAX

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    Bumpity Bump.
     
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  6. Stilettoprefer

    Stilettoprefer

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    Do you know what kind of spray paint was used? If its a lacquer, then acetone will take it off easily and leave the poly alone. If poly was used, then you have to sand.
     
  7. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    Might want to post this in luthiers corner section.
     

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