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Sanding inside f-hole to get the paint off bottom?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by gramgramp, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. gramgramp

    gramgramp TDPRI Member

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    Anyone done this before? Got suggestions? My body is black and I want to remove the black paint off the back inside the f-hole and then stain/seal it so I see wood grain in there instead of black paint.

    Any thoughts appreciated.

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  2. lammie200

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    A block of wood that is L shaped and long enough so that you can hold one end with 60 or 80 grit sandpaper stapled to the other end.
     
  3. gramgramp

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    Lammie, of course, L shaped wood block! I'm guessing the long arm of the L would be the sanding surface to go inside the body? Or maybe put sandpaper on both arms of the L...long arm in for sanding the end areas and short arm in for sanding the side areas?

    Thanks very much,

    GG
     
  4. gramgramp

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    Okay, sanding inside the f-hole was THE dumbest idea I've had for awhile. Made a tool, tried it a bit..no way I'm going through with that. That factory paint is way to "on-there" to get off. Sorry for wasting everyone's time on this.:(

    GG
     
  5. Dereksys38

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    These modern finishes are thick! I tried to sand the paint off of my cheap First Act, took a while to get it off only to realize there was a thick sealer coat underneath too! That was the first time I realized sometimes it's better to just leave things be:rolleyes:
     
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  6. gramgramp

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    Yeah, I'm there. That black inside the f-hole is looking pretty good. :)

    Thank you,

    GG
     
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