Epi Special One finish ... what is it ?

DrBGood

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I have a Epiphone LP Special P90 in TV Yellow, and I made a surface blister from a screwdriver slide from adjusting the bridge height (don't ask ...). The finish was lifted from the wood and made a small ¼ inch whitish bubble.

I read somewhere that an electric iron (for clothes) could swell the wood with some hot water. So I figured it could lift the wood enough and the blister would recede.

Yeah right ...

All it did was make the blister larger. So I figured that I might as well remove the lifted finish from that area and try a local refinish. The finish came of real easy with my nail. Did an OK job at refinishing.

But it made me wonder if you could strip a whole guitar with a simple iron, a flat bodied guitar that is. Anybody tried it ?
 

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I think the finish gumms up too much, but using a hot air gun works fast.
 

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Flamethrower followed by woodchipper. More seriously: flat surfaces are easy to strip. I like solvents and a scraper, but it's probably more responsible environmentally to use a heat gun.
 

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Most of the poly finishes laugh at stripper. Heat gun is the way to go, but...be careful. It will pop and burn, and the wood scorches easily.
 


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