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Unread 01-26-2008, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

Has anyone successfully done this?

I have read that mild rubbing with very fine Wet and dry or pumice will do this , but it's a big step if you havn't seen it done.

I'd like to achieve the look of an aged nitro finish i.e a dull sheen.
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Unread 01-26-2008, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

SoftScrub. But try it on the back first to make sure it's what you really want!
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Question Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

I am also interested in aging the poly-paint on my Standard Plus.
Anyone else had any experience with this?
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

have you had much experience in paint spraying / sanding??

Ive been spraying (as a hobby) for over 20 years) and Im still sometimes mess up the between layer sandings (fortunately I can spray over it again)... You really can risk ruining the whole finish just by applying a bit too much pressure in the wrong place....

Practice on something you dont need, then try a tiny bit on part of the guitar you cant see....good luck....
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

try steel wool or 2000 grit sand paper good luck
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

I'm interested in that too....and how do you fade it a little? Will the poly finish allow fading?
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

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I'm interested in that too....and how do you fade it a little? Will the poly finish allow fading?
Sunshine will fade anything. It's the tint in the stain that fades, not the poly finish. Set it in the sunshine on a regular basis and it will fade eventually.
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

Cool...I'll try that..
Now, the best way to dull the finish?
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

I won't hold you accountable hed but I thought you were against artificial aging...

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/hist...91-ironic.html
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

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Sunshine will fade anything. It's the tint in the stain that fades, not the poly finish. Set it in the sunshine on a regular basis and it will fade eventually.
Sunshine? In the UK ? C' mon .
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

No, I'm against paying extra money for pre-aged instruments.
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

So:
Preaged = good
extra money = bad

gotcha
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Re: How to Dull down the High gloss Poly finish on an Epi

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So:
Preaged = good
extra money = bad

gotcha
Kind of...I just would prefer that the color on my Epi was a little less "vibrant".....I have no problem with someone aging their guitar themselves, just paying those exhorbitant costs for pre-aging is what scorches me.
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