Joe Barden Logo Removal?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by DrBeezus, May 30, 2019.

  1. DrBeezus

    DrBeezus TDPRI Member

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    I just bought Bardens for a new Tele I got last week. They were made last month but anytime I've bought them in the past, they've never had the JBE logo on them. Is there anyway to remove them besides a black sharpie?

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  2. ecoast

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    naptha
     
  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Naptha might work with elbow grease. I've used MEK and Acetone to remove paint before, but on metal. Depending on the plastic type, you might just melt the covers instead. A few experiments did show I could use MEK on some plastics if I was fast and washed it immediately afterwards. YMMV
     
  4. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    I wouldn't be messing with the appearance of a set of $300 pickups myself, there is potential resale to bear in mind, but YMMV.
     
  5. DrBeezus

    DrBeezus TDPRI Member

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    I didn't think of that thanks. Maybe they will just wear off with normal wear and tear. Thanks for all the responses.
     
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  6. Luthi3rz

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    Lacquer Thinner.
     
  7. jrblue

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    I hate logos on pickups. They're just ugly. I guess they're there because most owners want the 5 insane, chronic gearheads who will ever see them and care to know what they're using. Of course, the normal people -- 99.99% of us -- aren't responding to music by thinking "Hmmm... are those Bardens?" Yeesh. I would try to take the logos off, though not if it would hurt the plastic. Lacquer thinner is dangerous to the max, as it melts a lot of plastics. But you can try in an inconspicuous part, though I would not use it. I have a lot of luck with my finger, rubbinh I'd be surprised if naptha doesn't do it (again, test first). Whatever you may decide, at least they're good pickups!
     
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    Magic eraser.
     
  9. hopdybob

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    if they are new, send them back and ask for no logo pickups?
     
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    acetone

    But be careful with nitro finish!!
     
  11. bo

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    Be sure you like them first before altering their appearance. Hint: If you've never used them before, height adjustment can be critical.
     
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    THAT'S good advice right there! Both parts.
     
  13. TeleFunk Man

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    I don't mind logos on my pickups. As a matter of fact the logo on these Kinman's wore off and they sent me replacements.

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