Removing scratches from ampeg head?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by cliff em all, Jul 28, 2013.


  1. cliff em all

    cliff em all

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    Hey I have a pf 500 and was thinking of selling it but my brother thought it would be a good idea to sharpen his picks with it... Now it has scratches all over it and it looks like a 3 year old played with it. The scratches aren't deep at all so I wondering if you guys knew any way to get them out? Thanks
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  2. SlugThrower

    SlugThrower Supporting Member

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    Looks like your brother just bought a new amp. I use lacquer thinner on plastic laminate at work, and that usually makes scratches disappear on a lot of plastic finishes. Don't know what kind of finish they put on those things. Could be some kind of plastic spray, and you may end up taking the finish/logo off. however, lacquer thinner isn't that strong. Just don't drink it.
  3. nashvillebill

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    Leave it like it is and sell it as-is. Anything you try to "fix" this will probably make it worse.

    Then have a talk with your brother. First, why does he need to sharpen picks??? (Ice picks? Guitar picks?) Second, why did he deface YOUR stuff doing it?

    Yep he just cost you some money.
  4. bluebird28

    bluebird28

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    I would call Ampeg customer service or email them and ask, perhaps automotive rubbing compound would work to get them out. They look more like scuff marks in the picture. Ask your brother what he was thinking and hand him a piece of emery cloth and tell him how much he defaced your amp. How much do you want for it and where are you?
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  6. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    This
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Yup.

    I would sell it as is and have your dumbass brother give you the $100 or so that he caused you to lose by damaging your amp in such a stupid way.

    Sharpening picks on an amp? Slap him upside the head too.
  8. guymanndude1

    guymanndude1 Supporting Member

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    There's a part number to that lid. You could call Ampeg customer service and maybe order another.
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Ya, wouldn't hurt to call Ampeg. Sometimes they do have those parts. Make him pay for it, though. Dopey brother. Everyone knows you sharpen picks on a piece of carpet.

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