Fender Finish Question: Experts Needed

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

  1. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    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 Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Subbed out of curiosity. Poly tends to be bombproof, but I'm interested in what the true experts have to say.
  3. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    I'm thinking: a) Acetone b)Mineral spirits c)Toluene in order of strength low to high. Anyone?
  4. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Bumpity Bump.
  5. Stilettoprefer


    Nov 26, 2010
    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.
  6. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Might want to post this in luthiers corner section.