#1
Sorry if this isn't in the right forum but i have an acoustic that had a pickguard at one point (before i bought it) and doesn't anymore, but there's an ugly outline from it in the finish. Is there any way to get rid of it without refinishing the guitar? Thanks in advance
Nick

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Last edited by Nick The Lefty at Aug 27, 2009,
#2
As the area where the pickguard used to be is exposed to light, it should darken and become less and less noticeable. How long it will take depends on what type of finish your guitar has.
#3
Thanks, and would it be true then that if the pickguard was on for a long time it would take a long time to blend back in? It's kind of annoying having an outline from a pg on a guitar that looks better without it.
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#4
It looks like it is strung to play lefty. Do you play left handed?

Edit - Duh! "Nick the Lefty"

So was the bridge and saddle changed out for a lefty?
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#5
Lol yeah that's part of why i didn't want the pg outline, and yeah it was set up lefty so the bridge, saddle, and nut are lefty now
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Thanks, and would it be true then that if the pickguard was on for a long time it would take a long time to blend back in? It's kind of annoying having an outline from a pg on a guitar that looks better without it.


I don't really know how long it will take, but I don't think it will take as long as you would expect it to -- especially since it doesn't seem terribly pronounced now.
#7
Yeah, it's not that bad if you look at it straight on but if you tilt it it's worse, and there are sections of it that are worse. I wonder if some of the adhesive is still on there?
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#8
If there's still some adhesive, you should be able to feel it with your fingers. Use Naphtha to clean it up. You can find it at any hardware store. If I'm not mistaken, zippo fluid is basically naphtha, so you could probably use that.
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#10
it's how it would be for a right handed guitar but i'm a lefty. otherwise i would

*edit

I tried the naptha cleaning and it's 100x less noticeable now, still there, but not as bad.

*edit edit

I have a 2nd acoustic that i removed the pg on... it's a lighter colored guitar, and this one is WAYYYYY more noticeable... now what?
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