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

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  1. Springer 6

    Springer 6 Junior Member

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    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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    sktn77a Senior Member

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    SoftScrub. But try it on the back first to make sure it's what you really want!
     
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    wats434 Junior Member

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    I am also interested in aging the poly-paint on my Standard Plus.
    Anyone else had any experience with this?
     
  4. Big_dawg

    Big_dawg Senior Member

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    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....:fingersx:
     
  5. mojofilter

    mojofilter Senior Member

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    try steel wool or 2000 grit sand paper good luck
     
  6. hedzeppelin

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    I'm interested in that too....and how do you fade it a little? Will the poly finish allow fading?
     
  7. hbucker

    hbucker Senior Member

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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.
     
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    Cool...I'll try that..
    Now, the best way to dull the finish?
     
  9. hbucker

    hbucker Senior Member

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  10. Springer 6

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    Sunshine? In the UK ? C' mon .
     
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    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    No, I'm against paying extra money for pre-aged instruments.
     
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    hbucker Senior Member

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    So:
    Preaged = good
    extra money = bad

    gotcha
     
  13. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    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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