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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Checking the finish on a black MIM?

So, I am thinking of doing some changes on my 5yr old MIM Tele. I have seen a few road worn Tele's and think the relic'ed stuff is fine... just not for me.

Just wondering if freezing/heating the body will result in any amount of checking? The Tele is black with a black pick guard so you would have to be pretty close up to see it. I have alway been a fan of old antique picture frames that have the checking and think the black finish would be sweet...

Any thoughts? Even possible?


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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't the poly on a MIM Fender will check in a good way.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's pretty much indestructible poly. If it did do anything it would probably come off in quarter (or larger) sized chunks.
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It's pretty much indestructible poly. If it did do anything it would probably come off in quarter (or larger) sized chunks.
Good to know... My intent is not to screw it up... Just change it a little, not like this though!
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Old March 16th, 2013, 05:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried mussing about with a Poly covered body.
Damn stuff is cockroach tough.

Better off stripping it with a hot gun ,and refinishing in something more condusive to accelerated aging techniques. - IMO.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I painted my Cobra kit car with it in 2000. The garage isn't heated. It looked the same when I sold it a year and a half ago as it did when I blocked and polished it.
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