Will steel wool do the trick? Anyone know of a youtube vid or online resource for relicing?
LOL I might just do that.From my own personal experience - here's what I would do -
#1 - take the body OFF the guitar
#2- strip all the hardware, etc
#3 - take the guitar OUTSIDE to do this
#4 - lay the body on a firm surface. Wipe off any dirt, etc before this next step
#5 - get a camera - take a pic - put it on Ebay
#6 - buy a different body
My advice: Don't even try.
The "poly" is catalyzed.....it's more like the "gelcoat on a boat hull" than it is like "a paint job".
If you try to relic it, it (and you, if you don't mind me saying so) will look really silly. A relic job only looks good if it looks "real", and there is simply no way to make a poly guitar look "worn". The finished was designed to resist wear....all you can do is make it look silly.
Maybe a few dents here & there (an honest drop happens now & then, right?), but if you want a "worn" look, forget it.
The Joe Strummer is as well but I think the relic is done during finishing...This question comes up quite often and there are ways to do it, several websites etc; Id see what the search function turns up.Isn't the new Custom Shop Yngwie Malmsteen strat finished with Poly? That thing is reliced.
I'd say the guitar has to live the Mickey Rourke life, then. Otherwise it's just the Jonas Brothers with makeup.Only reason I ask is that I just got a MIM strat and cant afford a F relic and hate the way new things look. I want to play a Mickey Rourke not a Jonas brother.
Hmm well Mickey Rourke used to be cute...To follow your analogy could some clever makeup turn a Jonas Bros into 'The Wrestler'?Only reason I ask is that I just got a MIM strat and cant afford a F relic and hate the way new things look. I want to play a Mickey Rourke not a Jonas brother.