av52 weird finish "accident"

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  1. crumpler

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    Do we know if these issues are unique to just the '52 model? Or were the other AVRIs of the time susceptible to the same defect?
     
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    My 2003 AVRI 52 was really darkened by nicotene. I'd put a decal on it and after a couple years decided to take it off.
    Under the decal it was almost original color and I decided to try and clean the nicotene off the rest of it. That was a bad idea, first thing I knew I had gone thru the butterscotch in a pretty big area.
    All I could do was keep going. Now I have a natural finish thats' down to the poly undercoat.
    I'll probably get around to making it Fiesta Red someday.
     

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    I like the end result, shows the nice grain.
     
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    working on it. trying to get the darn finish off with a really sharp butterknife.
     

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    So I guess Fender wasn't willing to help out with it?
     
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    and here we go. guess i will leave it like this. i sanded all the edges of the finish. looks like a strange coastline kinda. finished with olive oil. it is one of a kind, that is for shure.
     

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    Thats got mojo right there ^

    scorch it up a bit and you can tell the tale about playing in a bar and this dude comes over with a flaming sambuca still alight, trips over the monitor wedge and spills flaming sabuca all over it. You carried on playing and never dropped a note, left that bar with 3 hot girls and your guitar in your hand.
     
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    If you were willing to go that far why not just finish it? Looks like you just gave up, no offense but a guitar of that stature deserves more than that, this is obviously just my personal opinion, YMMV of course.
     
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    :confused:
     
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    My finish came right off with a wet 3m pad.
     
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    the stuff, that did not come off really easy, needed deeper work. i dont want to hurt the wood at this point. i will just see, how it will behave. maybe a little later, iwill keep on working on it. you never know....
     
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    Really, that's surprising..what color pad? Red?

    It's the op's guitar but I think I would have went all the way, maybe use a chisel..although after telex's post, Id try the pad first. Then some tru oil maybe.

    Is the sealer coat still on the op's guitar's bare area's? That sinks in right? That is a thick finish.
     
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    I too would have just finished it. It doesn't look like a relic or anything close to it. Probably would do a refinish in some color I like or buy a new body. Just my opinion :)
     
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    I would have left the film on there, but to be honest, the results of your "mistake" are beautiful and much nicer than many "perfect" guitars belonging to others.

    Don't you dare with the Red. That's very handsome wood grain; we seldom see better.
     
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    I agree with these posts ... You don't necessarily have to paint it, but please remove the rest of the finish and at least spray some lacquer on it (agree on the beautiful grain).
     
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    hmmmmmm....
     
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    but the rest of the stuff is really, really sticky. what can be done, withoutbdamaging the wood?
     
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    I don't know, Eddie ... I've only removed nitro lacquer finish. Sorry.:oops:
     
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    wow, you be cray-cray!
     
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    Try heating it with a hair dryer to loosen the finish up and use a wide, sturdy putty knife at a very low angle, and hammer it off. Too pretty of a body to leave half-baked like that IMHO.
     
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