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11/16/11 11:25 PM
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El_Varaco
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I'm planning to take out all the paint on my old strat copy and possibly give it new life and leaving it natural.

Would you guys know any guides on how to do this? this will be my first big guitar project and I don't want to fuck it up, and do it right
11/18/11 10:52 PM
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whaledog
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Some tips here: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/finely-finished/232301-how-difficult-strip-poly-finish.html
11/28/11 7:41 PM
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 If it is a solid color finish you might find a very unattractive guitar onder the finish.

What make of guitar is it and what finish is on it?
11/28/11 8:57 PM
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it's a korean strat copy (axtech) , I'm not sure what kind of finish is it.

I started using a heat gun on it as per the TDPRI link, blackened some parts out and some part of the finish seems to be stuck more solidly to the body
12/5/11 2:18 PM
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Edited: 12/08/11 3:08 PM
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 Be careful, some laminated bodies or veneer tops will seperate with too much heat. Do an area then let it cool before you move on to prevent overheating the whole body. 

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