Seeing spots on my "98"

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  1. GHOSTULUS

    GHOSTULUS TDPRI Member

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    My latest tele guitar find was never played and still had the plastic covering the pickguard,but the lower part of the plastic had some folds in it.When i peeled the plastic off it must have gotten some moisture under it at one time cause there are now some dull mineral deposits on the guard.I was wondering does anyone think some fine rouge polish will remove them?
     
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    I’d start with a warm slightly damp soft all cotton rag. If that fails mineral spirits or lighter fluid.

    I bought a ‘60s Classic Tele years ago that had been in the shop for 3-4 years and still had the plastic on the guard. I thought I’d never get that residue off.
     
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    That brings up an issue that has baffled me for years. Why do so many people leave the plastic covering on their pickguard or builder stickers on the back plate of a Strat for that matter? I see it all the time, a 7 year old guitar still wrapped in stickers and plastic....like my Grandmother's couch. Those things weren't really meant to be permanent..
     
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    It is baffling to me too. I think your analogy is perfect.
     
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    It signals little use. But leaving them on until they're yellowing and peeling around the edges is not a good look. If you leave them on too long, "That's going to leave a mark", as dear ol' mom used to say.
     
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    My Squier Std Tele (which has been modded to death now) hung on the wall at the local guitar for several years until I bought it. I would play it every time I went in there and finally made an offer on it and took it home. Anyway where the plastic was on the pickguard has yellowed every where but where that oblong Squier sticker was. Take a close look.
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    Might be a bit anal, but I carefully peel ‘em off and keep them stuck onto a piece of paper or the manual. In years to come, if I sell, all the case candy will mean all the case candy!
     
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    I once saw a guy at a blues jam play a guitar that still had the price tag hanging off the tuning peg.
     
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    You are joking ... right?
     
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    Kinda wish I was, but, no
     
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    I think I have a few like that right now. I think I just never bothered with it.
     
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    PSA for other Minnie Pearl types:

    https://www.fender.com/articles/how-to/peel-off-pickguard-film-without-damaging-your-guitar
     
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    You could just replace the pick guard.
     
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    This reminds me of the Big Bang Theory episode where Wolowitz and Koothrapalli pulled the plastic off a new iPhone together. I guess maybe the plastic guy should have found a friend.
     
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    3m finishing glaze
     
  16. fender4life

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    Same here ! I classic 60s tele same as you, tho mine had been in the store since 06'. I bought it i suppose around 2014. In any case, the plastic was all but glued onto the guard. I got it off eventually but the marks it left were impossible to remove or polish out. Maybe because it had been on there a few years longer then yours. I just trashed it and got a new one. I wonder if certain colors like that mint green the C60s came with are more susceptible to this.
     
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