#2
i stirpped the paint off with a wallpaper scraper which i think is about 12 bucks at home depot it took my like 2 hours or so i think but then you WILL need to sand it to get the remenents off and getting it ready for painting if you decide to piant it
#3
What kind of finish is on your guitar? Any finish can be sanded off, but some kinds will take much longer.
#4
yea its possible. i did it with my les paul. itll take alot of work but i did it and it turned out fine. to get the paint off i used 40 grit and then i used 180 and to make everything smooth. i used 500 to finish. i did mine by hand so idk about useing a power tool. im still painting my guitar i just need a new neck bcuz i broke mine. good luck!
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#5
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i stirpped the paint off with a wallpaper scraper which i think is about 12 bucks at home depot it took my like 2 hours or so i think but then you WILL need to sand it to get the remenents off and getting it ready for painting if you decide to piant it


im actually doing a material finish
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I'm talking about finish type. Polyurethane, polyester, nitro, shellac, latex paint...you get the idea.
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#13
If it's polyurethane, you're pretty much ****ed. Polyurethane is the most bullet proof finish known to man*. You can sand through it, but it'll take many many hours; unless you have a belt sander.


*take with grain of salt
#14
I've stripped poly finishes pneumatic disk sanders. Start with really low grit paper like 60 and it will rip the finish off in chunks. Then you can switch to 80 grit, then 180. That will get you ready to decide what finish you want to use and start prep work. Some finishes don't need much better than 220 grit but most need the wood to be sanded with 400 grit or better before applying finish.

It's by far the best choice to use a chemical stripper. You will save time and money.
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