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car polish, hands down.
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Try not to use anything abrasive, it will eventually remove the logo print.

Sugar soap is great for removing nicotine. The Guitar will require a good polish afterwards though
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Smoking is not only bad for you, but now your guitar to! Won't some heavey duty wood soap work fine (with some scrubbing of course)

Like Murphy's Wood soap(don't know if they sell that over there...)
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I think I like the smoked color better!

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Some of it just may be actual paint fade, too. Maybe the topcoats yellowed.
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Could be fadeing from sunlight also.........
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If it faded from sunlight, wouldn't the uncovered areas be lighter than the covered areas under the truss rod cover plate?
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Could be fadeing from sunlight also.........
Isn't that what I just said?
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If it faded from sunlight, wouldn't the uncovered areas be lighter than the covered areas under the truss rod cover plate?
Well, if it was tinted from smoke, wouldn't the same areas be protected from it, too? If you look at the pics, you can definitely see an outline of where the truss rod cover was at.
I'm gonna ask a question: Does it SMELL like smoke? THAT would be a strong indicator.

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Isn't that what I just said?

sorry, your honor............
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sorry, your honor............
LOL. Just found it odd that it was repeated right after me.
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I've never been able to lighten a clear coat that's been darkened by smoke or whatever. You can wetsand and buff, that will remove the top layer, predictably the darkest. But it's like a white Les Paul that's gone cream. There's nothing you can really do in my experience. Wetsand and buff (or just a buff) will brighten it a little, but not restore to the "under truss rod" color. The actual blue color coat could be yellowing too.
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