I have a really bad, cheap Washburn x20 guitar, so i figured I'd try to mod it in some way, for fun. I've stripped it down completely and taken off the neck, and I'm now in the process of removing the old finish, and it's a real pain in the butt. I'm sandpapering it, and I've even tried a shuffle sander, but the process is still horribly slow. I've spent a full day and I've only done 10-15 square inches. Please help me! What is the best way to do it?
You're probably not using the right sandpaper, they have different "roughness".
I used machine sanders. I used a belt sander to get the top layer or paint off...then I just sanded the rest. Took me maybe an hour to sand the whole guitar. It was a Strat though
The thread right below your's was about sanding, shoulda followed that advice
rough sand paper first, then medium grit, then get down to like the 1000 grit
I use roughness 60... still takes too friggin long
Really low grit sandpaper, think 60 or 80 grit on a palm sander.
Washburn guitars uses alot of coats of paint, and so it takes a while to strip them. It took me many hours with an electric sander to get it down all the way, then two more hours by hand with the horns. You are in for the long haul now though.