Pickguard Scratch

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  1. iggs

    iggs Member

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    Screwdriver slipped when I was installing the pickups on my Strat pickguard and now there's a nice scratch on it ... :(

    Any way to buff it out?
     
  2. HeeHaw

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    probably end up making things worse.
     
  3. mkolesa@mac.com

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    there are definitely ways to polish plastic... i've seen some in computer stores and there are also ones meant for jewelers. i use one made for plastic watch crystals called polywatch. as with anything, you'd want to test it out on the backside to make sure you end up with the finish you're expecting.
     
  4. JoeYello

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    Go to Stew-Mac and get a nice pearl or tortoise shell pick guard! Not that expensive for a cool mod.
     
  5. iggs

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    This was a brand new tortoise Fender pickguard ... :FM

    I bought it to replace my white one ... :bkw
     
  6. Dave

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    Now it's a relic and much more fashionable. :D
     
  7. brad347

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    Do a Google search for Novus Plastic Polish.

    It's a 3-stage scratch remover that works wonders. I fixed a horribly scratched and half-melted (tape residue) turntable cover with it and that was clear plastic. It's transparent now. I removed scratches from my Farfisa organ, I have even repaired CDs and DVDs with the stuff although it's not recommended by the manufacturer (worked fine for me). It's also great for polishing the wrap finishes on drums and any other mother-of-toilet-seat type stuff on lap steels, etc. Makes it look like new.
     
  8. markom89

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    smiri se, decko! Nista nije se bilo desilo! :D
    Just get a new one ;)
     

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