Faded Finishes

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Chicago Slim, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Chicago Slim

    Chicago Slim Member

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    How do you guys maintain your faded finishes?

    So far, I've been using Old English Red Oil. The neck is wearing very nicely. Will it age evenly? Should I try to sand or polish with a 600 grit paper? Has anyone tried a satin urethane, to protect the finish?

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  2. magicaxeman

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    I've always thought the idea of a faded finish was so that the guitar aged faster.
    I've just pulled the trigger on a les paul 60's tribute in worn goldtop.. so wont be doing a thing to it apart from a dry cloth over it now and again to get rid of any dust, if the finish starts to wear I'll just let it..
     
  3. shane88

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    +1 the faded finish is supposed to keep fading - the idea of protecting it is contradictory

    if it was mine i'd leave it alone
     
  4. Chicago Slim

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    It's 10 years old, and wearing nicely. Except that there is no wear under the strings, and a wear spot under the strings. If it had a pickguard, I wouldn't have a problem. I would at least like to even it out.
     
  5. vortexxxx

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    A gibson Faded Finish is different from a Fender Faded Finish. The gibson ones are done to keep the price low but the fender ones are made to look like it yellowed and faded like an old guitar.
     

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