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shadow714 01-18-2019 02:11 PM

Clear, removable pickguard material for nitro. finishes.
Have read all I can and cannot find a static guard or material to use on a Eastman guitar, which has a nitro finish. Has anyone found it? Just something to use while playing then it would come off.

Wade Hampton 01-18-2019 04:17 PM

All of the static cling pickguards that I have encountered have been made of vinyl, which - as you apparently know already - can have a nasty chemical reaction when placed in direct contact with nitrocellulose lacquer finishes. That said, a vinyl pickguard probably wonít instantly react when placed on a nitro-finished guitar, it usually takes longer than that. So if you are extremely careful about removing the pickguard right away every single time you use it, you could probably get away with using one.

But itís not recommended, for obvious reasons.

Stewart-MacDonald makes a clear pickguard thatís safe to use with nitrocellulose finishes, but it has an adhesive backing and is not intended for repeatedly putting it on and taking it off.

Iím sorry that I canít be any more help than that.

Wade Hampton Miller

The Bard Rocks 01-18-2019 07:29 PM

I had one for years on my MacCubbin guitar. Finally took it off just to see, and discovered it didn't stick as well with the reapplication. But it was still OK. It had a nitro finish and clung by static electricity I no longer have the guitar so cannot check the name any longer. I do remember that it was quite thin.

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