#1
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I was wiping down my guitar and I noticed like five tiny bubbles on the guitar's finish. They are literally smaller than the head of a pin, there are five of em and are only on the body near the bridge. Should I be concerned?
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#2
Well bubbles are trapped air

When your guitar was being finnished maybe air got in to the paint process and got trapped during the drying process

It shouldnt be anything to worry about generally
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#3
thanks! i was looking at it and they really are tiny... I suppose I am just being anal
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Smaller than the head of a pin, dont worry about it.
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Hey Guys-

I was wiping down my guitar and I noticed like five tiny bubbles on the guitar's finish. They are literally smaller than the head of a pin, there are five of em and are only on the body near the bridge. Should I be concerned?



What do you mean, should you be concerned? If it bothers you, you should be concerned. If it doesn't, you shouldnt.
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What do you mean, should you be concerned? If it bothers you, you should be concerned. If it doesn't, you shouldnt.



I mean will more bubbles form
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#7
Nitro finishes tend to bubble a small amount if their finished too fast because air can't get to the surface before it dries. Don't worry, more shouldn't form.
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Nitro finishes tend to bubble a small amount if their finished too fast because air can't get to the surface before it dries. Don't worry, more shouldn't form.



Hmm- ok- thanks! I am surprised Jackson allowed that to happen, but they are so small, I am probably being anal
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#9
It's called Solvent Pop. I doubt that Jackson uses nitro. I suspect that they use Polyurethane lacquer.

Solvent pop happens when the lacquer skins over in places before the layer underneath has cured fully. Bubbles of solvent boiling off become trapped and either form small bubbles or pop through the surface, leaving craters.
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#10
Which side of the bridge are they on? If it's on the side where you hand rests then there could be a small problem: Do you wear anything on your hand/wrist when you play? Without seeing pictures it's possible that it could be a reaction between Vinyl plastics and the nitro finish

However I'm betting on the air bubble thing
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