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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Sanding pickup route

I'm out of ideas sanding the pickup route on my strat. Tried sanding by hand and lightly with a sharp chisel. The chisel seemed to work for a lot of it. But there are a lot of spots that i can't get at and places are left rough. Any ideas on a tool I can make or get?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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Re: Sanding pickup route

why do you need to sand a pickup route ?


a dremel tool with a sanding head on it would work.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Sanding pickup route

I'm refinishing it and want to get rid of all the paint. I quite disliked that guitar and want to strip it down to bare as much as possible. So I guess that reason is personal.

I could borrow my brother's dremel. However, wouldn't that only get the sides? What about smoothing out the bottom?
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Re: Sanding pickup route

Get a roll of emery cloth and a small block. wrap a piece of the emery cloth around the block. this works on all flat surfaces. For a radiused surface (rounded corners), wrap the same emery cloth around a pencil, socket, or any other round tool.
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Re: Sanding pickup route

I find it hard to get anything to sand the the flat surface in the routes. If there was something like a dremel sand disc where you can use the bottom part to sand not just the side. I think I see some, that's going to be a lot of discs.

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Hang on dude, I'll take a picture...........
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Apparently I'm out of new emery cloth........ all I have is this little piece. you want a roll like this:



the coke cap is for scale.......... and a refreshing break while sanding

The blocks are some maple cutoff I had from another project

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Re: Sanding pickup route

I can give it a shot, i really hate fender's routes.
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I can give it a shot, i really hate fender's routes.
The "bathtub".... I know what you mean!!! Good luck, I'm sure you'll get it either way.

If not...... it's a pup route, nobody will ever know.
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Re: Sanding pickup route

There's no reason to remove the paint. When you refinish you should cover it up with shielding paint anyway.
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I'm going to use that copper foil stuff. I don't like shielding paint.
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Re: Sanding pickup route

you could try a razor too. I think you can get different sizes at art stores but i know you can get a small handle/razor cover that you can use to help scrape stuff off. I know walmart sells the scrapper and razor blades.
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I'm going to use that copper foil stuff. I don't like shielding paint.
That doesn't change the point I was making
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