#1
I have an Epiphone Goth Explorer and the flat black paint has become shiny on the areas that get touched a lot. The back of the neck looks really glossy. How can I make the paint look shiny all over? I just want the color to look more uniform instead of patchy. I know it won't look like a factory finish but I want it to look a little better than it does now. Anyone have any ideas how to do it without painting the whole guitar?
#2
buff it with a high-speed buffer and some cleaner wax
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#3
what Robbgnarly said, just make sure to use some kind of polish that is compatible with the paint.
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#4
i take all my necks down with steel wool, gives them more of a matte finish but it feels a lot better in your hand than the shitty gloss finishes.
#5
Toothpaste. Not kidding. Get a white finishing pad from any woodworker's store or some Home Depot-type stores have them. A little dab of Crest is a lot cheaper than polish.
#6
I tried the toothpaste and white finishing pad method today and it does work. The finish is shinier, feels smoother and looks more even than it was. And my Explorer smells minty fresh!
Thanks a lot for the help guys. I'll try to post some pics soon.

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#8
The sound of applying toothpaste to a guitar got me a little skeptical. But wow, it actually works
#9
Now try rubbing a chocolate bar on in...what? It turned the bottom of a can into a parabolic mirror on Mythbusters.
#10
Quote by fenderfrenzy101
The sound of applying toothpaste to a guitar got me a little skeptical. But wow, it actually works


You can use it to buff out the yellow weathering on a car's plastic headlight housing too. If it's good enough for my teeth