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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Question RG 370 AX re-finish???

Question for you guitar painters out there...
My RG has an ash body, and I'm getting sick of the finish. Think I can sand it down to the bare wood and have a clear-coat applied? I'm already getting a shiny spot in front of the volume, from my fingers...

Thanks for the input...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: RG 370 AX re-finish???

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 02:40 PM
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Re: RG 370 AX re-finish???

First, I think it looks great. SEcond, you can sand it down, but when I did my mod, I have a really hard time getting all of the catalyzed sealer off. Took a lot of sanding. I would do it again, but only with a heavy duty palm sander for the top and back, and a router with, say, a 1/16" undersized bearing to trim the sides. The catalyzed polyurethane they use is SO hard!!!
Some people used aerospace grade paint stripper to get it off:

Good luck

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