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Fran
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Yeah, it's definitely a pretty brittle clearcoat, and there's with nothing to speak of on the black Squier CV Jag after 7-odd months of playing. Ah well, get what you pay for, I guess.

The Highway One models from Fender were finished with an intention to age quickly. Only know this because I had a Strat and the slightest thing would mark the clear coat, reading into the the design and finish it was intentional.

Northwest guitars have got some cool stuff available, we all need another project dont we.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They called that thinskin nitro or something, didn't they? The reviews I remember reading when they came out reckoned that nitro sounds better than poly, and thin nitro sounds better again. Nothing to do with cost cutting....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
They called that thinskin nitro or something, didn't they? The reviews I remember reading when they came out reckoned that nitro sounds better than poly, and thin nitro sounds better again. Nothing to do with cost cutting....

Aye, something like that Paul.
I dropped some cigarette ash on mine one night and it went from looking new to SRV’s Strat within 30 seconds Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about aging indeed. Thick poly finish guitars from the 80s still look like they were made yesterday to the disappointment of their owners who are about to die from being old but their guitars don't even start to look like Rory Gallagher's strat. For those who want their guitars to look vintage from playing wear there's thin nitro finish
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any of you tried out the necks? Are they comparable with Allparts?
I have a Duo Sonic/ Mus9cmaster body hang8ng around.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Back at my place, I managed to put some nice bucklerash on the upper bout after 30m of playing, wearing my new metal-strap equipped watch, doh.





There's a good chance it'll buff out, and you only really see it when the light catches it, kinda annoying though, but still annoying.


Stewmac to the rescue, it ACTUALLY WORKED!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that’s impressive
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My only question is how are you wearing your belt buckles?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People come up and rub their belt buckles against the guitar while Doog is playing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That turned out great.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plopswagon wrote:
My only question is how are you wearing your belt buckles?

sunshiner wrote:
People come up and rub their belt buckles against the guitar while Doog is playing


This is the correct answer although it's actually a mannequin dressed in bondage gear that I rub myself against while playing

I got lucky with someone selling a few bits of unused Stewmac products on eBay for 30 Ls, glad I took the punt!

I guess all it's doing is only slightly melting the very top of clearcoat, as you're able to buff out the 'swirls' produced using the same product. I initially tried it on the deep scratches on the back of my old 80's Squier Strat body and it don't think it made a difference at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
plopswagon wrote:
My only question is how are you wearing your belt buckles?

sunshiner wrote:
People come up and rub their belt buckles against the guitar while Doog is playing


This is the correct answer although it's actually a mannequin dressed in bondage gear that I rub myself against while playing

I got lucky with someone selling a few bits of unused Stewmac products on eBay for 30 Ls, glad I took the punt!

I guess all it's doing is only slightly melting the very top of clearcoat, as you're able to buff out the 'swirls' produced using the same product. I initially tried it on the deep scratches on the back of my old 80's Squier Strat body and it don't think it made a difference at all.


It’s probably a cutting polish, so it’s taking off layers of clear coat to remove the scratches. The usual rule of thumb, at least with using this kind of polish on a car, is that if you can feel the scratch with a thumbnail it won’t polish out, if it’s visible but not feelable it should polish out.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also you're onto a new vibrato technique when you hold a note and a member of the audience aggressively bangs your guitar for a minute or two
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll ask my uncle to help me with that
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plopswagon wrote:
My only question is how are you wearing your belt buckles?


I'm more worried about where the guitar is.
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