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BY jeremyb
#840961
Thinking of stripping back my MIM Tele and doing a nitro finish, maybe blue, pitfalls, considerations???
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BY Bg
#840962
jeremyb wrote:Thinking of stripping back my MIM Tele and doing a nitro finish, maybe blue, pitfalls, considerations???


1/ why?
2/ resale
3/ why not...
4/ denche blue?
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#840964
One question.

Blue. Um, why?
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BY Bg
#840966
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:One question.

Blue. Um, why?


He wants to sell it to conway?
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#840971
Guess it depends on the type of blue. Probably caught me off guard as I personally think Jeremy’s Tele looks great in sunburst
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BY jeremyb
#840978
kdawg2a wrote:
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Anything to do with this? :winky:


HA! 100% she's perfection!!!
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BY kdawg2a
#840991
From what I remember from other posts, the best way to remove a poly finish is with a heat gun. I've got one if you want to borrow it.
A bunch of us around Chch have spray gear. I've got a compressor and hose but I think my gun has clogged up. You're more than welcome to borrow that stuff too. Talk to Reg and (lostininverness) Grant.
Mirotone in Bromley makes nitro paint. If I recall correctly, it's about $50 for a litre. That's more than enough for a guitar. You need to take a colour sample so they can match it.
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BY Terexgeek
#840993
kdawg2a wrote:From what I remember from other posts, the best way to remove a poly finish is with a heat gun. I've got one if you want to borrow it.
A bunch of us around Chch have spray gear. I've got a compressor and hose but I think my gun has clogged up. You're more than welcome to borrow that stuff too. Talk to Reg and (lostininverness) Grant.
Mirotone in Bromley makes nitro paint. If I recall correctly, it's about $50 for a litre. That's more than enough for a guitar. You need to take a colour sample so they can match it.

Soaking your gun parts in spray gun cleaner or graffiti remover should clean it. Place the clogged bits in a jar with the cleaner and leave it for a few days/weeks, the clog will be soft and easily scrapped/pushed out.
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BY Reg18
#840997
The last time I stripped it got a bit messy tbh!
Heat gun, paint scrapper and quite a lot of elbow grease.
Once I polished her up though it was a very satisfying experience!
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BY kdawg2a
#841014
robthemac wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:
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Anything to do with this? :winky:


Who's Tele is that and how much do they want for it

A) mine
B) your first born
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BY Terexgeek
#841016
kdawg2a wrote:
robthemac wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:
received_2964319323638823.jpeg

Anything to do with this? :winky:


Who's Tele is that and how much do they want for it

A) mine
B) your first born

Having heard it, that seems fair.
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BY robthemac
#841020
kdawg2a wrote:
robthemac wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:
received_2964319323638823.jpeg

Anything to do with this? :winky:


Who's Tele is that and how much do they want for it

A) mine
B) your first born


Yeah that seems about right.

Where can we meet? I'll get everything packaged up.