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$1.30 tablet screen protector as a pickguard

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by ppg677, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. ppg677

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    $1.30 shipped from eBay. No adhesive. Seems to work great! We'll see if it somehow degrades the Tru-Oil finish...if so, I'll refinish.

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  2. DrASATele

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    But why? Won't it look cool with the ware that comes from playing it?
     
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    Gorgeous finish... Please take that off!
     
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    Cool. Beautiful guitar.
    I'd prefer to keep it pretty longer too.
     
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    if the man wants it to have a pickguard, it should have a pickguard. looks good to me. good idea, and cheap too.
     
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  6. ppg677

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    Huh...i mean the problem with Tru-Oil is that the finish doesn't seem all that hard. (Or maybe it will harden up with N weeks of cure time rather than 2-3 weeks).

    Almost done with it. Last roadblock is making a nut that fits!

    I plan on writing up a "postmortem build thread" with more pictures and more notes on my experiences. You can't even tell the plastic is there when looking more than a foot away from it.

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    It looks like you know what you're doing to me :cool:
     
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    Me too. Good idea.
     
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    i have a guitar i finished in tru-oil. it will continue to harden..that was my experience anyway. it's tough as nails...well maybe not nails.. but its fairly tough. :)
     
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    Great looking work! I too like to keep the finish scratch free.

    Just an fyi for others wanting clear guards. I just purchase a couple sheets of nitro safe stick-on from Lmii. Now that they are free shipping a 9x12" sheet is about $6. I got three guards out of one sheet.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Eric
     
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    That's a niiiice looking guitar!
     
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    That, is an inspiring guitar!
     
  13. Zepfan

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    Tru-Oil should always be done in multiple thin coats with adequate drying time in between coats. It's a long process. If you try to do thick coats you will run into problems that lead you to refinish later.

    Tru-Oil will be a beautifully hard finish when done right.
     
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    All I can tell you is, that's a fine looking guitar you got there!
     
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    Be careful the plastic doesn't mark the tru oil finish if it's fresh. Even after a years dry time my strats headstock was marked by leaving a rubber padded clip on tuner on it for a few weeks straight. It's probably more of an issue with rubber than plastic but best to keep an eye on it for a while to be safe.
     
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    Nice axe!

    I couldn't resist a quick pass. Just for fun!
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    Ooo...I kind of like that idea. I wonder how I might get a thin wood pickguard to stick without drilling ugly holes??
     
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    That's a lovely top, OP

    The only "off label" use I've had for screen protector has been to cover an un-shielded watch crystal (no metal "shoulders" to reduce contact)

    The white pick guard is a creative re-interpretation too.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I think the usual approach is "glue tiny magnets to the underside of the pickguard". I don't know what that does to the pickup magnetic fields, though.

    You could put some velcro strips on it as well.
     
  20. fendrguitplayr

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    Cool
     
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