Originally Posted by Akahito
I'm getting more and more intrigued by the thought of refinishing my guitar. gaelkuo, you obviously went about stripping the finish just by sanding, am I right? I'm wondering what other methods yielding good results are there for stripping a poly finish. Chemicals? What chemicals? Where can I get the ones I need, and what should I be looking out for?
I've been drooling over desert burst for a long time, but prefer the regular LP burst pattern over the shape contouring burst of the DB, so I'm thinking of going with something along these lines:
Wow...it's cool that you already got a 3D drawing of your plan. LOOKS pretty Nice!!
I did only use electronic sander and sand papers to strip the finish. I have to say it was really tough and took me more than 10 hours to carefully sand all the damn poly off.(My another Tele style project only took 4 hours).
Chemicals like paint stripper is easier and faster, but it's toxic and dangerous. And it will ruin the plastic binding. Heat gun is another way. But it need some experiences of heat control or you will char the wood.