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Postby kosmonautmayhem » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:54 am

Great save!
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Postby jagstang » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:33 am

So great! You're a lucky guy! Really love that with the black guard. I had a similar work with not that luck http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=102112
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Re: ...I think that there's purpleburst lurking under that r

Postby mgeek » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:34 am

Amazing! If someone told me that a rotary sander was involved in any way, in their attempts to peel back a finish to original, I'd imagine they were gonna ruin it.

Brilliant save! You proved theoretical me waaay wrong!
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Postby crankheart » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:46 am

This post brought me a lot of happiness.
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Re: ...I think that there's purpleburst lurking under that r

Postby will » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:52 am

mgeek wrote:Amazing! If someone told me that a rotary sander was involved in any way, in their attempts to peel back a finish to original, I'd imagine they were gonna ruin it.

Brilliant save! You proved theoretical me waaay wrong!



I totally wouldn't use a palm sander in most circumstances, but the repaint's clearcoat was a thick coat of poly. At first I tried to scrape it off, but the original paint was brittle and easily chipped by the blade. The poly was taking forever to sand through.

I had luck with the palm sander, but I had to be careful to keep it moving, change discs often, and move on to a new spot as soon as the purple vanished.
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Re: ...I think that there's purpleburst lurking under that r

Postby will » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:55 am

jagstang wrote:So great! You're a lucky guy! Really love that with the black guard. I had a similar work with not that luck http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=102112


I was following the story on your guitar - I think it looks great, even with the sanded edges!
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Re: ...I think that there's purpleburst lurking under that r

Postby will » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:12 am

nanamour wrote:Outstanding work!

...although I kind of like the paint wrinkle (?) lines under the pickguard halfway through the sanding process

They look like topographic lines or sand ripples


There are still some wrinkly lines of purple under the pickguard - they were really deep! It seems like Mustangs of this era had issues with the pickguards reacting with the finishes. I've seen several guitars with pickguards that look like they glued themselves to the body.

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Re: ...I think that there's purpleburst lurking under that r

Postby mbene085 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:52 pm

Will, your resuscitation skills are legendary!

Looking at it, I wonder who the heck thought that cobalt blue poly refinish could possibly look better than the original competition blue?
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Postby Hyphen Nation » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:59 pm

my favorite mustang finish by a mile. What a great save, man! Awesome work.
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Postby Pacafeliz » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:34 am

Gosh that's nice!!!
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.
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Postby Fran » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:29 am

Nice job, Will!
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Postby morkov » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:22 am

Nicely done! Black looks good, but mint would also look pretty sweet.
Free to those that can afford it, very exspensive to those that can`t.
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Postby AWSchmit » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:50 pm

I love it when it turns out they didn't strip the old finish. Great find and great work!
I finally finish building a guitar, go to play it, and then remember, "oh yeah, that's right. I suck at playing... Why did I build another guitar again?"
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Postby PixMix » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:56 pm

Amazing save, Will. Nicely done!
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Re: ...I think that there's purpleburst lurking under that r

Postby hornz » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:22 pm

Nice work, measured and controlled, and it really paid off. The black PG looks good but a yellowed/aged pearl one would really set it off ;)
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