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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Stripping paint...

Not necessarily an Ibanez, but I have a beater I'd like to strip. Its an older ESP Horizon, Ash bodied, with a see-thru red finish.

This type of finish (From what I've heard) is very thick and very difficult to remove completely as the wood is dyed. The fact that its an ash body doesn't help from what I hear as well.

Any tips on how I might be able to make this happen? I know a VERY talented builder who said he could make it look OEM, only I don't have $600 to toss away on a beater I don't really care too much about in the first place.

Oh, I should probably mention I'm a noob when it comes to these types of things. I've disassembled, and reassembled a few guitars and thats the extent of my technical wizardry.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 11:03 AM
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Re: Stripping paint...

are you going to repaint it with opaque colors? (solid)
or do you want to re do the stain?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Stripping paint...

Maybe a light stain.

I'd like it to be "sealed" but I don't want it to be strangled.
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