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rpguitardude
03-31-2006, 04:15 AM
I just want to know how to remove the scratches on my strat. I thought I should get it re-painted but I realized the scratches are not that visible anyway. but I still want to remove the scratches..... is there a cheaper way of removing scratches ??

iplayitdagitar
03-31-2006, 04:47 AM
try not scracthing your guitar

Revhain
03-31-2006, 04:57 AM
no, I don't think that would remove scratches dude^

What part did ye scratch?

bradbradbrad
03-31-2006, 04:59 AM
^^Try shutting up, noob.

I heard somewhere about a polish of somekind that somehow filled in the scratches in the finish. It may have only been for transparent finishes, I dunno. Ask at a music shop.

rpguitardude
03-31-2006, 05:21 AM
no, I don't think that would remove scratches dude^

What part did ye scratch?

the pickguard and the whole upper left part of the body...

T.S.R.
03-31-2006, 05:42 AM
its painted right? not natural finish, i would suggest the polish stuff that removes/fills in scratches

Resiliance
03-31-2006, 05:46 AM
I have a question for you: why is it that big a deal there's scratches on your guitar?

T.S.R.
03-31-2006, 05:47 AM
^ some people are like that....! i am

Revhain
03-31-2006, 06:30 AM
the pickguard and the whole upper left part of the body...


well.. you could try waxing it, more or less

dave293
03-31-2006, 06:40 AM
If the scratches arn't too deep they can but buffed out, Do a search for AlgeeEaters buffing tuturial that should have all you need.

jj1565
03-31-2006, 08:38 AM
like dave said, and u can swap out the guard.

boidi
03-31-2006, 09:28 AM
Well, my very first guitar had this nasty dent on the pain job, went all the way down to the bare wood. this drove me nuts naturally, it was a cherry red color, and it REALLY showed. what i did was fill in the hole with glue, then i put tape on top of the wettish glue to contour it to the guitar. when it dried, it had a perfect glue filler. the tape has to be spot on though, else the fill in doesent quite work. then i just bought some nail polish in the exact same color, you could hardly tell the difference.

im in no way recommending this over sending it to get painted again or something, but in a pinch, it worked for me lol

f2294acrd
03-31-2006, 09:46 AM
ok, i had this problem with the back of my epiphone lp. It was scratched from my belt, pissed me off. So i just took my buffer and buffed them out with a very light compound and a foam pad. Threw some paste wax on there and it looked great. Now if you have a buffer you can probably fit it in the front, even tho the area that your talking about is really small. I detail cars, so i have this stuff around my house. if you dont, just go get some meguiars scratch x. work that in with a microfiber towel, and wax over it with a good filler wax. Any paste wax would do fine.

Bazilisck311
03-31-2006, 12:05 PM
If it's got a clearcoat finish, you could buff it out with some rubbing compound and wax over it :)

rpguitardude
04-03-2006, 07:45 AM
its painted right? not natural finish, i would suggest the polish stuff that removes/fills in scratches

where can I buy this "polish stuff" and how much ???

jmac72187
04-03-2006, 10:23 AM
Wal-Mart? Check the car section

jj1565
04-03-2006, 10:26 AM
http://www.superiorcarcare.net/megscratxbrf.html

this is the stuff f2292 mentioned.

they have cheaper auto scratch x at auto supply stores.

luxlucis
03-06-2010, 04:41 PM
I for some really stupid reason decide to hit my guitar of a snare drum (i really don't no why) :( :( :( luckily it was just a cheap Jaguar copy i got and have been trying to get it more like a jaguar (changing neck, pickups etc.) but it has a really deep scratch in the body now, how do you get rid of it??? its natural finish with a lacquer over it

:fight:

johnny_tapia
03-06-2010, 04:43 PM
4 years old...

*Reported*