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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

Hey guys!

I wanna ask something, about how to protect a guitar finish.
Lets say i have a very exclusive and rare guitar. I wanna play with it,
but i don't wanna harm the finish in it. And itīs way easy do ruin it!

Do you guys advise any type of vinyl paper or static paper?!?

Thanks in advance!


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H.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

You could wrap it in the shield stuff that they use on the car front ends....

In any case, I'd just play it and enjoy the hell out of it. If you bought it to gain value and sell later, then put it in the case and never play it again.

Personally, I love to enjoy a beautiful instrument.
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

Hey!

Every time i open the case of it, wow my eyes spark every time!
I wanna enjoy it, and in between save the finish.

But if i donīt, i will just play with until the end
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

I know...it's one of those......I want to play it but I don't want to spoil it.

Tough choice!

I have put a couple of small knicks in mine but it doesn't bother me. I just call them "character bumps"
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

Hey!

Im trying to guess what guitar you refer Post a pick of your beast and i will post one of mine!

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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

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Hey!

Im trying to guess what guitar you refer Post a pick of your beast and i will post one of mine!

Does your guitar have a graphic that could easily be damaged by adhesives?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

Hey!

The guitar has got a very thin coat of steel all around it
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 01:35 PM
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

The best way to protect the stainless steel finish is to not play it. I have one and I very rarely will play it for about five minutes, but for the most part I just keep it in the case because I am too afraid it will fall apart like Joe's did.
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

I regrets playing my chromy ENORMOUS! Wish it was still mint.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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Re: Need help in protecting the finish of a guitar!

I've wondered the same thing... Is there a mild adhesive covering that you could put on a guitar with no pickguard? Something like the material that the "Fathead" decals are made of? Seems like that material is pretty thick and would provide protection, but is easily removable. I just don't know if it would affect the finish.

I don;t have any real valuable guitars, but a couple of pretty ones that I'm slowly scratching up with my heavy pick hand.
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