#1
This is a very noobish question.

I am going to rebuild a piece of **** B.C Rich that a few of my friends found in a dumpster. Right now, it is light purple with splatters of yellow/red/green paint all over it. What grit of sandpaper would be best for stripping this paint off of it and getting it ready for a new paint job?
Last edited by NoBC14 at May 10, 2006,
#2
im not sure of the grit, but all i know is your gonna need a heavy one to get the paint/finish off. and then a very fine one to file it down and make it smooth to apply the new finish on it.
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#3
You can use (from what I know) 220 grit to get a scuff-sand finish. Meaning, most of the paint still stays on the guitar.

You could also use ...60... grit, but I believe that would be in the case of a full-strip. Make it nekkid, you might say.

Also, it's most likely a Bronze Warlock (aka carved P.O.S Agathis body). Just be careful and get semi-decent pickups for it.
Last edited by SuperAnalytical at May 10, 2006,
#4
use like 80 to get the paint off, and then like 200 to smooth it out before painting. AND WIPE IT OFF WITH A WET RAG RIGHT BEFORE PAINTING! otherwise, you'll have sawdust underneath the paint, and bad stuff happens.
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#5
220 if your scuff sanding and painting a solid color, paint stripping 60 if your taking it down to the wood.
#7
Yeah, that stuff might work too. But beware with checmical strippers, some of them dont' strip poly. Try and find a stripper that is made of "methylene chloride" that stuff seems to take off everything.