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Checking the finish on a black MIM?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by The Salt, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. The Salt

    The Salt Tele-Meister

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    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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  2. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

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    I don't the poly on a MIM Fender will check in a good way.
     
  3. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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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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  5. The Salt

    The Salt Tele-Meister

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    Good to know... My intent is not to screw it up... Just change it a little, not like this though!
     
  6. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

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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.
     
  7. Jack FFR1846

    Jack FFR1846 Tele-Afflicted

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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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