#1
im relicing my standard squier strat and i need to know what to do
so far all ive really done was
sand down the paintjob in strategic places and give it a few dings
at the moment i am soaking the pickup covers, buttons, and whammy bar in coffee
will this make it all old looking?
and how can i age the pickguard?
and wat else should i do to make it look older
also
i may end up sanding the body completely and painting it
i want it to be the same color hendrix's strat was
that like creamy white color
what do i buy to make it this color?
please help me out it would be much appreciated
#2
yea i think the coffee will make the parts look aged, as for the picguard maybe a big tuperware(sp?) container with coffee in it? and btw what color is it now?
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#3
right now its black with white hardware
should i make it white?
and how do i do the pickguard?
am i supposed to take off the metal sheet stuck to the bottom of it?
#4
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right now its black with white hardware
should i make it white?
and how do i do the pickguard?
am i supposed to take off the metal sheet stuck to the bottom of it?



rough it up a little with steel wool I guess. as for the foil, you can take it off as long as you replace it. It's the shielding which prevents horrendous feedback and wiring issues (I think)
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#6
ive heard tea and coffee both work, and rubbing soy sauce onto the pickgaurd, letting it sit for about half an hour, then wiping off what hasnt soaked in will heighten the effect.
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#7
okay these things have been sittin in this coffee forever and i have zero progress....
im gonna go make some tea...
wat do i do juyst put like 10 tea bags in the pot to make it strong?
cause i have like.... iced tea and thats it
#8
u need to rough it up with steel wool first
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#9
ooo ok
so i just scrape all oif the buttons n stuff with steel wool?
will it be smooth or will there be a bunch od miscolored scratches on everything
i want it to look like it was taken care of... but just got old and miscolored
#10
any pics?
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#11
i also think the coffee would work
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#12
you have to rough them up with steel wool then you color them with cofee or whatever. When your done you need to spray them with clear coat.
#13
I have no idea what type of plastic your strat has, but some companies use a certain plastics that actually prevent discoloration/aging... you might have that type of plastic. It's almost impossible to age it... I did find a site once that had a way of doing it, but I just can't remember which site or the method. You might be able to find it on google by searching variations of "aging hardware" or "aging pickguards" and stuff like that.
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#14
who cares if your squire looks like a relic, it will never play like a relic, maby you should pay more attention to your tone and less to a flashy guitar, and really relics are relics because they have been played to death not because they have been dipped in cofee and scratched up so be prepared to have some dissapointment because your guitar doesnt look like srv's...
#15
did you leave it in coffee for 12 hours, I did it worked chek out my pics on this thread on before pics, the before is https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=358415&page=4&pp=40 the after is here
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=358415&page=5
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