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Old 02-11-2011, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob V View Post
Have you ever refinished any piece of woodwork in your life? Believe me a guitar is not the place to start. Sorry to be harsh, but anybody who thinks that sandpaper is a way to strip finish is asking for trouble. Please don't sand anything down. A professional would use chemical strippers formulated for the type of finish on there, or would use a heat gun and careful scraping - but sanding is not how it is done. And no, there isn't any good way to get a glass smooth finish on a guitar without equipment, experience, money, and time.

Ok, don't take my advice. Go ahead and ruin a vintage instrument. But before you do, read up at
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