#1
i bought a '95 American strat body on Ebay and rebuilt it last year. but i do have a question: what were the 90's American strats finished in? were they finished in nitro or were that made with a cheaper finish?

I've never played a nitro finished guitar, so i don't know how they feel.
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#2
Poly, methinks. But I may be wrong. But I'm 80% sure that I'm 95% right.


Stupidness aside, I'm quite sure they used polyurethane. A trip to Wikipedia may answer your question.
#3
Fender hasn't used REAL nitro finishes since about 67.
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#4
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Poly, methinks. But I may be wrong. But I'm 80% sure that I'm 95% right.


Stupidness aside, I'm quite sure they used polyurethane. A trip to Wikipedia may answer your question.

man, wikipedia is my bible
but seriously, thats the first place i checked. they didn't have sh*t about it.

but how hard would it be to refinish my strat with nitro? how har is it to strip a Poly finish? can it just be sanded off?
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#5
poly is easy to remove, just be patient. Fender slops it on pretty damn thick
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#6
so, how would one go about removing a poly finish?
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#7
lots of sandpaper and time. I saw one guy remove it with an x-acto knife, though I wouldn't recommend it
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#8
Nitro requires about a million coats. As long as you're not lazy, it'll turn out well.

Poly is hard as balls to remove (well, it takes forever). I use an orbital sander with 60 grit. When all the paint is gone, I sand it to 600 and start priming.
#9
ok. thanks.
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