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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Holy cow look what someone did to this USA Custom

This guy is selling an Orange swirl eye Pyramid USA Custom.

He was told as a young man, that it was evil, by his church members, so he painted over it.

He is selling it on ebay.

Is it possible to sand down his current paint job to show the original artwork underneath. He said he just painted over the top of it.

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Not impossible but you'd need "surgeon" hands to do that.
Very light sandpapers to sand it down till its original clear coat then clear coat it again.
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Im so tempted..... it would be a great restore job...

Hey im a guitarist, im the next closest in steady hands to a neuro surgeon
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I would drive on. If he was convinced to paint over it because "it was evil" then who knows what else is wrong with it.
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I would drive on. If he was convinced to paint over it because "it was evil" then who knows what else is wrong with it.
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Yep Mike you can always lead dumb people to do dumb things but never to do smart things
If somebody told him there was a demon inside of it, he certainty drilled a hole in the middle.
But be careful Freak cause sanding it down could release Satan lol
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Yep Mike you can always lead dumb people to do dumb things but never to do smart things
If somebody told him there was a demon inside of it, he certainty drilled a hole in the middle.
But be careful Freak cause sanding it down could release Satan lol

Maybe I want to release Satan
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Maybe I want to release Satan
That's what I wanted to hear
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I'd pass on it. Who knows maybe that church also considered truss rods to be the work of Beelzebub!!!
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I'd say it depends on what he did to the finish before painting it. If he left the original finish on there, it it really thick and durable. If you were careful, you could get down to the clear and be able to buff everything up without going through it. It would be a cool resto if he were willing to drop his price a bit.
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Yeah well he reckons he just painted over the top of the clear coat. and yeah the price, needs to be dropped
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Just remember to feed and walk him twice a day. Are you ready for this responsibility?
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Its funny you say, because I have been looking after a puppy all week and she is the spawn of Satan for certain...
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paintjob looks terrible. Could be that it can be wiped off with some "spirits"

If Satan really wants to come out, he'll help
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What would you pay if it was down to bare wood? Consider that in your offer. Don't expect to get to the original finish as far as paying out goes.

If you Get the original finish back, well super bonus.
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