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Old 02-21-2019, 02:55 PM
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Default Premanently remove pickguard from a Recording King RO-M9M

Make that permanently! - I just got a cheap Recording King RO-M9M to use as a acoustic lap "steel" guitar and would like to permanently remove the pickguard.

The guitar has a satin finish. I know I can use heat but I am wondering if anyone else has done this on this particular model and how much glue might remain and if Naphtha can be used to remove the glue without ruing the finish.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:12 PM
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Yes use naptha (lighter fluid). The only thing that may remain is a "tan line" where the old pick guard was.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:45 PM
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I removed a pickguard from an Ibanez AC240 with an open pore matte finish with a hair dryer and isopropyl alcohol for the adhesive remnants.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:49 PM
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Here we go again.

Take it to a qualified repair person.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:49 PM
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Hair dryer and naptha here...take your time.
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Here we go again.

Take it to a qualified repair person.
It is not a difficult job. It doesn't need to be taken anywhere unless someone has no hands on skill at all.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:58 PM
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It is not a difficult job. It doesn't need to be taken anywhere unless someone has no hands on skill at all.
Agreed. And it's not worth spending 25% of the original purchase price removing a pick guard. It's a new guitar, so fading shouldn't be a problem. No reason not to do it yourself.
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I replaced the pickguard on my GS Mini and removed the original one with some thin mono fishing line. Catch an edge work it down..... The remaining glue I could just roll off with finger pressure.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:59 PM
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I pulled two guards off of separate guitars in the past year just by going slow. Both guitars were almost new so the guards had likely been on for a relatively short period of time. Within six months any tan lines were no longer discernible. I have heard that you need to be careful in applying heat to the top of a guitar as its possible to cause glue to release on the bracing and then you have a problem.
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I just removed a guard using the hair dryer and and dental floss method. No issues, and it actually came off faster than I expected (and with no glue residue).
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Thanks for all the advice.
Going to remove it soon.

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I just removed a guard using the hair dryer and and dental floss method. No issues, and it actually came off faster than I expected (and with no glue residue).
My preferred method.
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