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Cobe



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Paint in neck pocket Reply with quote

Welp, made another mistake -- should have taped off the neck pocket. What would be the best way to remove paint from the floor of it? Soak a paper towel in thinner, then let it rest for a bit? Use a heat gun? (worried this would warp surrounding paint on the body). Any tips appreciated, thanks!

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BrightKJ



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice sharp chisel and a controlled hand would be my first choice. You should be able to rest the chisel on the front half of the pocket to keep from digging into the wood.

With it being a telecaster pocket and having square sides, my second option would be to block it off or use a template and do it with a router.
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statorvane



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A nice sharp chisel and a controlled hand would be my first choice.


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Cobe



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea, didn't think of that, I'll give it a whirl. Thanks!
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