Dulling Poly Finished Guitars PIC HEAVY!!

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by RMC1, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. rem22

    rem22 Senior Member

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    I saw the original photos....they were great. Too sad they are gone.
    He actually used some kind of scotch brite on a hand machine.
     
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  2. MrJudd77

    MrJudd77 Senior Member

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    Black and Decker Mouse sander
     
  3. Krautzman

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    ThANKS GUYS. I figured it would be some kind of Scotch Brite padding. Glad to have confirmation of that :D
     
  4. Lpendes

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    I've got a Black 2013 Mexican Fender Cabronita that I want to dull. I love the guitar, but not so much the "shine". I think I'll give it a go.
     
  5. rem22

    rem22 Senior Member

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    it would be great to have GOOD QUALITY PHOTO of some nice dull work.

    I'm tempted to give it a go, but most photos we see lack some details (to me) to really show how it looks.

    What I call a good photo here is :

    - sharp, non blurry
    - large format ( stamps show nothing ;) )
    - good natural light

    if possible, some close ups of the wood could be great.
    I say that because I watched a few videos yesterday on YT and I was disappointed with the result. Sure, a crappy photo would make it look good, like indoor poor lightning would do too but if we look closer.... :(

    Thanks for those who have such photos :)
     
  6. Vhsu

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    pictures at page one all gone!!! why?
     
  7. rem22

    rem22 Senior Member

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    Because they are old and removed from the original location. Nobody saved it to host it on MLP :( they were great, honestly.
     
  8. Vhsu

    Vhsu Member

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    so where can i get similar information? is there any other thread like this?
    i know i can just read the text. but still....without photos to describe. its just not right
     
  9. Jaspa88

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    Heres some pics of my 59 Epi and Epi Elite that I dulled using pretty much the same method with a Black and Decker Mouse Sander with synthetic wool pads and used a car cut and polish to bring a low sheen back. (Should have taken some better before shots)

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    Elite After Shots (Forgot to take any before shots.....)

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  10. Vhsu

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    that elite is a boner
     
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  11. IRG

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    Big boner for sure!
     
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  12. Sustainamaniac

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    This was the only post I saw when I clicked on last page for this thread. It was bit... Umm... Frightening. With a hint of confusion. :hmm: :lol:

    Although I do agree, that was quite a gorgeous guitar... :laugh2:
     
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  13. Mexicanbreed

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    I canĀ“t see the pics in the OP anymore...bummer.










    Bummer, not boner.
     
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  14. TeleDog

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    Wanna dull the finish? Wet sand the thing to 600 to maybe 800, use medium compound or something like that for the buffing... Hope you don't regret it.
     
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    hey guys,

    for some reason i can't see the pictures of the guitar, i only see an Imageshack add
     
  16. Curmudgeon

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    Yeh, for some reason the pics all disappeared. Have no idea how they can be restored.
     
  17. SpareRibs

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    Hello,
    Sometimes that happens with a seven year old post.
     
  18. rem22

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    The problem with that is I believe it could leave a bad looking finish. Neither satin wood nor shiny, I tried on a hidden part of the guitar and the resultat was not that great.

    I asked for high quality photos on the dulling process, in macro mode, not something blurry or taken in a cavern by night....nothing I'm aware of has been posted. So, in a doubt, even if I'm not a fan of the thick shiny toyish finish, I've gave up this project. Too risky for my beloved T+.
     
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  19. Curmudgeon

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    The guy who posted this procedure is long gone, I'm afraid.........:hmm:
     
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  20. SpareRibs

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    Hello,
    The finish was dulled with scotchbrite pads not sandpaper, it also took hours to complete.
     

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