#1
Hello guys, i have a guitar that i got from the bay, but its all beaten up and what not.

I want to strip the paint from it and then stain the wood. Whats the best way to strip the paint from this thing?

Thanks
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#2
I would use chemical paint stripper to remove the thick gunk, then sand off the rest using an orbital hand sander. Seems to do an effective job.

EDIT: Also you might want to make sure it's not veneer. If you go through veneer you're screwed.
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#3
what make can i use that wont damage the wood?
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Engl Fireball
Engl Slanted Cab
Ibanez Xiphos
Schecter C-1 FR Black
Ibanez GRG (on its way)

Pedals:
Boss Noise Gate, Zakk Wylde Overdrive, Boss Tuner, Zakk Wylde Wah.
#4
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what make can i use that wont damage the wood?


I don't think any will really damage the wood. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
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Jackson King V
Jackson Kelly
Handmade Gibson Les Paul
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100/JCM900 1960 Lead cab
#5
Somewhere I read of someone using a heat gun to remove thick poly finishes.
#6
yeah...but you have to be careful, its very easy to burn to quickly and char the wood underneath...
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