Will that orange citrus stripper take off poly, or do I need something stronger?

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  1. NoahL

    NoahL Member

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    Want to strip the poly of a badly refinished Squier '51 and then simply stain it with tung oil spiked with some black tint (I guess). I've got a big old bottle of that orange citrus stripper, but I've heard that you need a nuclear warhead to strip poly. What will work?
     
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    http://reranch.com/101.htm

    Read the part about stripping poly

    Try a heat gun first though. Its harder to use but works ok for most stuff.

    Oh yeah, and the answer was no on that orange stripper.
     
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    +1 on the orange stuff

    At an autoparts store, try the stuff labeled as "aircraft stripper." Super nasty, use gloves, ventilated area, etc.
     
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    My internal organs are shuddering at the thought of this. Thanks, guys!
     
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    The easiest way to change the color of your guitar is to sell the body you have and buy a different one that's already done in the color you want. I'm not joking.
     
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    +1 on the heat gun (VERY carefully), but not on the neck. Only the body.
     
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    I always use chains and shovels :crazyguy
     
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    This is actually true and it costs about the same as a pro refin .It also gives you the option of reverting back to the original in case the sound is too negatively affected by the change.
     
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    The voice of reason.
     
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    Damn, never seen that!

    I imagine anything with methylene chloride will work. This stuff will burn your skin and eyes and the fumes are carcinegenic but it will remove anything.

    DO NOT USE INSIDE!
     

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