HELP: Case bled into Guitar Finish!

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  1. NBlair930

    NBlair930 Silver Supporting Member

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    HELP: I just pulled my S-Type guitar out of its case for the first time in about a month and I noticed some of the Orange dye from the interior of the G&G Fender Custom Shop Case has bled into the Nitro finish on the back of the guitar in a "blotchy" configuration. I tried rubbing it out w/ some moist breath & a cotton cloth but it did not come out. Any suggestions for getting this out? Is this a common problem?

    I have now put a cotton cloth b/t the guitar & the case so this should not happen again.
     
  2. 57special

    57special Silver Supporting Member

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    You could try a bit of rubbing compound and a soft cloth. Or an alcohol or lacquer thinner dampened cloth (easy on the thinner). Is the guitar new? Is it a Fender? I don't know if it's G&G's fault here or Fenders.
     
  3. Leonardo

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    Sounds cool, now it's relic'd! Post some pics! :)
     
  4. John Phillips

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    It will not come out - it's not on the surface, the color will have 'migrated' right into the finish. The only cure is to completely refinish it.

    It's a fairly common problem on nitro-finished guitars including older Fenders, especially Olympic White and some of the paler blue shades.
     
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    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    Mr. Phillips has never needed any support from me for his opinions, but I can offer that having gone through this with my Olympic White Thin-Skin Strat all of the rubbing in the world will do nothing except make your forearms burn like they are going to fall off....
     
  6. guitarsnguns04

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    you got to love nitro..its in there for good now..not a bad thing though unless you dont want it there. My buddy has an old p-bass and it did the same thing.I am going to check my olympic white strat right now as I have had it in the case for a while and hadnt thought about this!
     
  7. NBlair930

    NBlair930 Silver Supporting Member

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    Inca Silver Lentz S-Style over 3 years old & it just happened now!
     
  8. Jack Dotson

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    Our local GC just got in the 08 American Standard Strats and the white one has a green tint all over it from the case and they can't get it out. Seems to me they should make sure the case linings don't leak the dye. I would be very unhappy if this happened to one of my guitars.
     
  9. JDJ

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    Damn!! Sorry to hear that. A tragedy for sure.
     
  10. KeithC

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    Same thing happened to my white/blonde EJ Strat body.
    Except it was from the edge of leather guitar strap.
    I don't worry about it now but at the time I was a bit chapped.
     
  11. Joe M

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    True; I had exactly the same thing happen with a white 57 RI. Tried everything, ended up taking it to one of my techs and he even tried buffing it out with a wheel, even though he told me he was wasting his time. The thing that bothered me the most was the color came from the Fender (G&G) case that the guitar came in. WTF???
     

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