I need help with Strippers !!

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  1. djem

    djem Member

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    No, not the strippers you find in stripclubs.....:D

    My question:

    I have a strat body with black finish that I want to take down to bare wood and repaint white (think Jimi's Woodstock strat).

    What do I need to do?
    What kind of paint should I use?
    What type of laquer is required?

    Appreciate your help with this.

    Thanks,

    dj
     
  2. HammyD

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  3. djem

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    Thanks for the lead James. I'll check it out.

    dj
     
  4. HammyD

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    No problem! Sorry I didnt have time to post more details before....

    Reranch is very good with their products and I had very good results with their tinted laquer to match an old Fender neck....

    The only thing they did not have that I was in short supply of was PATIENCE! ;) I found it takes twice s long as you might think and the longer you wait in between coats the better the finish!

    Have fun withe refinish and be sure to post before and after photos!
     
  5. A440

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    wagner heat gun and a a small chisel/paint scraper tool (assuming this is poly finish)

    wear a mask and goggles, try not to get too close to the body with the heat gun, or you'll start to see burn marks (actually not a big deal since you can sand those out). heat up the paint and scrape lightly. once you get the hang of it, paint comes off pretty easily :)
     
  6. syxxstring

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    I agree with A440. I've tried a few methods and the heat gun is best.
    Id recomend checking out the tutorials on ProjectGuitar.com.
     

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