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Refinishing CV50 BSB question

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by gwjensen, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    Mine has four poorly matched pieces. Bought it sight unseen. I know... Anyway, I'd like to strip the body and paint it a solid color. I'm thinking Fiesta Red or Sea Foam Green. I know some people here have done this with excellent results. I'd like to know how you did it. Chemical or sandpaper? Pros and cons, etc. As to the painting part, I don't have a gun, so I would just spray can it. Any recommendations on brands, type of paint, etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    Also meant to ask if its possible to just rough up the existing poly finish enough for the paint to stick or do you have to take it down to bare wood?
     
  3. Shepherd

    Shepherd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2008
    Maple Ridge, Canada
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  5. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    Thanks. Thats what I was hoping to hear. I figured it would be time consuming, but I'm using this guitar to experiment with that and electronics changes.
     
  6. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    California
    You can always use a heat gun to strip the banana peel thick poly finish off with a putty knife.
     
  7. thefees

    thefees Tele-Holic

    865
    Sep 8, 2010
    PA-US
    Yeah and that way you get to wreck it... ooops I mean relic it at the same time. :lol:
     
  8. Lee Harvey

    Lee Harvey Banned

    576
    Mar 1, 2012
    Chicago
    Step away from the guitar..

    (I can't believe I am gonna say this)

    Go get your self a roadworn tele.. you're gonna be alot happier in the end.
     
  9. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    Just use some 320-400 grit sandpaper. Sand all expised areas. Id mask off all the shielded areas. Then just paint right over it use primer if you wish.

    This works great and is a million times easier than stripping it. Since your painting over a smooth area it wotks great.
     
  10. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2003
    WALTHAM MA
    Yes just sand the finish until it has no gloss, makes a great base coat, level, flat

    I've use Re ranch seafoam with great results

    Gary
     
  11. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    Many thanks for all the input, guys. I may just start on this today!
     
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