#1
Hey im gonna be refinishing my 1956 epi les paul reissue, I dont know what type of finish is on it so I'm not sure bout how to remove it. Would regular paint stripper work?
#2
NOOOOOO!!! Sanding off would be a much better choice even though it will take longer.

In all seriousness i don't think it would be good for the wood. I've never done that, i just sand the lacquer off
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Last edited by Arch1119 at Aug 12, 2010,
#3
sand it off anything else is for pussies
also you might damage the guitar with chemical paint removers
#5
yes sand it off, obviously. the fact that you thought a finish removing solvent suggests to me that you need more information and skill than you can get from UG to complete this project. please dont screw up a nice axe to see if you can get a job with a high skill requirement done right the first time out. like dan erlewine says, practice on junk...
#6
Quote by MichaelOfCanton
yes sand it off, obviously. the fact that you thought a finish removing solvent suggests to me that you need more information and skill than you can get from UG to complete this project. please dont screw up a nice axe to see if you can get a job with a high skill requirement done right the first time out. like dan erlewine says, practice on junk...


i think you think he has a 56 les paul, he just has the epi reissue, in which case, theres alot less value being thrown around there =P

yeah, sand it off, the strippers may damage the wood or even the sealer, if you intend to keep that, so sanding is your best bet
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