'POLY GLOSS REMOVAL'-Makeover

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'POLY GLOSS REMOVAL'-Makeover

Post by mojoburst » Mon May 03, 2010 4:55 pm

The lollipop-look is gone now! The new look of my ?04 EDWARDS E-LP-92 SD/P Goldtop (called MARILYN):

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Post by stratman323 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:05 am

What have you done?

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue May 04, 2010 5:25 am

Nice makeover

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Post by JohnA » Tue May 04, 2010 5:36 am

A bit more info about the process would be nice, it looks really good!

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Post by mojoburst » Tue May 04, 2010 8:22 am

THANX for your compliments!

I used this 3M 'reconditioning-sponge' (Pic 1) for car paint. It took some serious time but the result is great. I don?t know the correct name of the product, a nice guy from an auto body shop gave it to me for free. The finish looks awesome now and feels even better! I?d describe the 'new' look as 'vintage/bacon-like laquer-finish without checking' :wink: . I used the same method on my ORVILLE LP junior and on a ?96 ?piphone Les Paul. Both looked like new, but I don?t like the high-gloss plastic-cover poly-finish:

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Post by jacco » Tue May 04, 2010 9:05 am

Very interesting!
It would be nice to see pics of the guitars before and after work done and under the same camera angle/light conditions to see the difference.

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Post by mojoburst » Tue May 04, 2010 9:47 am

In the case of the ORVILLE & ?piphone LP?s they do not exist. I started modding the ORVILLE LP Junior the day she arrived from Japan. Some photographs of the ?pi exist but I have no scanner.
This is a pic of the unmodded EDWARDS E-LP-92 SD/P, taken by former owner BigEd:

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another pic, showing the high-gloss finish of the Goldtop:

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Post by mojoburst » Sun May 09, 2010 7:08 am

'MARILYN' Poly-Finish-Makeover, step II: Weather-checking on the top
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Post by marcusnieman » Sun May 09, 2010 7:29 am

Nice checking technique.... what did you use?

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Post by DaveWW » Sun May 09, 2010 7:52 am

yep - impressed :D do tell

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Post by JohnA » Sun May 09, 2010 9:53 am

DaveWW wrote:yep - impressed :D do tell
Don't even think about it Dave :o

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Post by mojoburst » Sun May 09, 2010 11:25 am

marcusnieman wrote:Nice checking technique.... what did you use?
First of all I studied hundreds of pics of original ?50s Les Pauls as well as the images of Historic Makeover and RS-Guitarworks. To realize the checking I used the 'Tom Murphy'-checking-techniqes with a scalpel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGaLB2I2GFE
(Video-block of 7 clips!)
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Post by jacco » Sun May 09, 2010 1:08 pm

I really think you did great job :o
Can you tell me what you think of Barefuss pups in general? Build quality, tone?

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun May 09, 2010 1:41 pm

mojoburst wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:Nice checking technique.... what did you use?
First of all I studied hundreds of pics of original ?50s Les Pauls as well as the images of Historic Makeover and RS-Guitarworks. To realize the checking I used the 'Tom Murphy'-checking-techniqes with a scalpel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGaLB2I2GFE
(Video-block of 7 clips!)
Nice surgery, Doc!

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Post by mojoburst » Sun May 09, 2010 1:57 pm

marcusnieman wrote:
mojoburst wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:Nice checking technique.... what did you use?
First of all I studied hundreds of pics of original ?50s Les Pauls as well as the images of Historic Makeover and RS-Guitarworks. To realize the checking I used the 'Tom Murphy'-checking-techniqes with a scalpel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGaLB2I2GFE
(Video-block of 7 clips!)
Nice surgery, Doc!
Thanx-a-lot!

Next steps: Some greening on the top, fine checking on the headstock-faceplate, sides & back. I?ll also apply some checking on the body-back &-sides, the 'non-glossy' neck will stay as perfect as it is.

Regards,
Ralf
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