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  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:07 am   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
You can imagine that there were probably lots of bands called "The Rebels". The surf and rockabilly hits that come up don't seem like the type to stencil their name on a red guitar (though o ...
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:24 am   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Some pics:

There was a little surprise beneath the black: THE REBELS. So the layers are actually gold, then red, then THE REBELS, then this is all covered over with black. The white on this was pre ...
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:33 pm   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
I just found this related link. Posting for the benefit of the next person who wants to try this:

http://www.tdpri.com/threads/i-need-to-strip-one-layer-but-save-the-one-below.318528/

I also jus ...
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:13 am   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Hi MapleOnMaple,

Thanks for elaborating. It seems that there are two top coats over the original (black and red). I think I have the patience for it. Thanks for the support and encouragement. I liv ...
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:38 am   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Thanks for your input MapleOnMaple - I will take the (wet) sanding approach... and no heat. I'm still a bit uncertain as to what will happen when I actually get down to the gold. I expect that there i ...
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:59 am   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
hah... right, of course. I really meant "I just have to paint it again".

best - DT
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:52 pm   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Hi. Thanks for your input. I realize it looks rough, but the back looks quite similar (with wear on the gold fading into the black underlayer etc.), and I'm fairly certain that it wasn't touched.

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  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:44 am   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Hm... I think the paint on mine is too strongly attached for compressed air. What do you think about hitting it briefly with a heat gun and then chipping away at it? Would it be a good guess that the ...
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 pm   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Hi Lon,

Thanks for your advice. Could you please clarify what I should do once I break through to the original finish? It seems to me that at that point, I would run a very high risk of also sandin ...
  Topic: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
The Groke

Replies: 18
Views: 805

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:56 am   Subject: Removing bad refinish without affecting original lacquer
Hi,

New member here. I have a 1957 Silvertone 1303 U2 that I bought used when I was a kid. It came with an ugly black re-finish (only on the front - the back is the original sparkly gold color), an ...
 
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