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Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by RickyLee3, Mar 26, 2018.
Hi, looks great, did you sand with a high grade paper? if so, what grade did you use?
I didn't sand off the old finish, used stripper to take off at least two paint jobs so it wasn't covered with 80 grit scratches.
Then probably 120/ 220/ 320.
The minwax tung oil finish is a poly based oil infused wipe on that's super easy to get a nice looking non-plasticky finish with.
I have a few dark spots on my guitar, at one point I was thinking abut how to ge them out, but I had given up the idea after many people encouraged me to leave it as is. Anyway, I had seen yours, I have no idea what they are, if you do, I would appreciate any thoughts.
Leave it right there... looks just fine.
Leave it as it is. It looks great. You need to play some more to catch up with my 66.
what finish is currently on the body? It's been stripped once so to get at the stains if that's what they are, you would have to strip it again remove the stains with something like oxalic acid and then refinish. You would lose any character the body currently has.
Out of curiosity what is the route like under the pickguard?
Someone said 35 years old?.. '67 to '18 it's 51 years old according to my calculator
I took mine to a luthier and had the body buffed-out. it had collected a lot of grime and discoloration over the years. He did wet sand a couple spots, but the body came-up nice. It's good to do, since it smooths-out the dings a little and removes any surface spots. Not an expensive job, at all.
Wiping it down with a rag is one thing, but it needs nothing else. There's no way I would take out the character. Just my 2 cents.
There are a lot of ways to try to fix the spots that end up making them look worse.
There's only one way to make them go away and that is to learn a whole lot of details of guitar finishing.
Unless you have a full-blown hobby of guitar finish work, just leave it alone.