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mr coffee



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: whats the best thing to strip a ... Reply with quote

strat that looks like it was covered in modge podge?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might try a product called CitriStrip. Iíve a few times with good success. Lay on fairly heavy with brush, then leave it alone, let it work. When the paint is all bubbled up and wrinkled, then remove with a plastic or metal scraper. I canít remember the post scraping cleaning process. Read the label should help out
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also helps if you put it in a plastic bag to soak. Once it bubbles, scrape, repeat until it is all gone. If that doesn't work, the paint stores carry airplane stripper.

No matter what the directions say, I wash with lacquer thinner and steel wool to remove any residue left in the grain.

You are going to want a lot of rubber gloves. LOL

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Jazzmeister



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy that thing looks beat under the finish. I'm guessing the original finish was removed with a claw hammer and a heat gun. Smile. That might be a lot of work to get a smooth finish...I'm thinking bondo is in your future!
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mr coffee



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: oy Reply with quote

thanks... I had to use a screwdriver an a rubber mallet to get off the neck plate and trem cover!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put the body in a heavy trash bag and brush on the stripper, then seal it up for a day or so. If it's exposed to air, the stripper won't work as well and it could dry on the body making a bigger mess.

Use something you can throw away to scrape the stripper and paint off. Wear gloves. Citri-Strip makes a neutralizer that you can use to clean up and remove any excess.

This is messy business, but in the end it's a lot better than sanding.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: bagged Reply with quote

and in the basement... should be a MESS between the stripper and the modpodge/paint
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