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Anyone Try Aging Pickguard Under Sun/UV Lamp ?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by PCollen, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    Just wondering if it would work ...it could go 24/7.

    Also, with regard to aging: most guitars due not spend a lot of time out in the sunlight, so I'm a little confused about the effect of sunlight, natural or artificial, would have on the components. Seems more likely that all the aging would be due to the interior environments they were exposed to, and their lack of regular cleaning .
     
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  2. Slippery Jack

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    One of mine has a distinct off white tint to it due to the smoke filled pubs it used to get played at each weekend.
     
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    Necro-bump. Anyone age a pickguard with UV light?
     
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    No, but I put a nasty mint green into direct sunlight to lighten the color. Worked, but warped a bit.
     
  5. PCollen

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    Warped...in German sunlight. Were you atop the Zugspitze in July ? LOL....put it in the sun in Florida and it might melt.
     
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    Ground coffee works well. You have to take the sheen with a scouring/Scotch Brite pad first. Leave to soak overnight. Sunlight will take way too long.
     
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    We had 3 very dry and hot summer in a row. A lot of trees are dying. They say as about 80% of our trees in the lowlands suffered seriously. And the bark beetle kills these suffering trees easily.
    Better get your stash of German Source before it's too late.
     
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  8. PCollen

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    I lived and worked in Heidelberg and Stuttgart area in the early 80's so I know typical and atypical weather in those areas. In 2014 I took my wife to Germany and spent a week in Heidelberg area and a week in Augsburg. It was VERY hot that Summer, about 30 C around July 4.
     
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    I meant German Spurce not Source
     
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