#1
So I have this old mexican strat that is just a little too shiny for my tastes and I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to how to remove paint in certain places and dull the shine like the guitar like in the picture below? I tried a small spot on an old guitar with sandpaper and it looked horrible. Does anyone know how to actually get a good result?
#2
Fender just tosses the body around and drags it on the pavement. Seems to work for them well enough.
#3
30 years of playing...

really fine sandpaper works pretty well. maybe a coarse car polish?
#5
The finest sandpaper you can find. Also fine steel wool.
Use a belt sander at your own risk.

Either that or dragging it behind you on the way to school/work.

PS. inb4 "relic'ed finishes suck" or similar.
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Last edited by PsiGuy60 at May 27, 2011,
#6
I was wondering aswell, how do you get that relic thing going on the fretboard?