#1
Is there a way to relic the bridge, tuners, etc. without using some sort of heavy acid?
Would vinegar work? Just curious because acids can't be used where I live.
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#2
vinegar is acetic acid
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#3
What? Acids can't be used where you live?

Are you sure we're talking about the same acid here?
#4
Gotta love that there CH3COOH...

TS, are you SURE acids are outlawed where you live? Cause vinegar, oranges, batteries, and the skin's mantle are all acidic.

Now, ACID acid is a different story...
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#6
No, I mean, I have no access to acid apart from household items.
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#7
so he meant acid acid.
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#8
Funguy; read. I ment ACID as in ACID, not ACID ACID. I have no access to muratic acid, or whatever other acids exist. I want to use household items.

Comprende?
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#9
define acid acid. Do you mean ACID acid like kutanmoogle said or do you just mean acid acid... like... acid?

:P I'm trying to make this more confusing.
#10
The only possible solution left is to smoke pot. Acid screws with that thing your head.

In all seriousness though, any catalyst will speed up the rusting of the metal. Salt-water could do it, but I'd recommend you be careful and not go overboard.

You should try researching this kinda thing, or contacting Fender to ask them how they relic their stuff.
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#11
I'll just do some salt/water or vinegar/water solution. I doubt Fender gives their secrets out to anyone who calls.
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#12
Quote by djszkoda
I doubt Fender gives their secrets out to anyone who calls.

that would be a funny phone call though.
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#13
just get steel wool and scuff the shinyness out
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#14
Quote by GnGonzalesjoe
that would be a funny phone call though.


I might just try and put in on youtube....

"Hello? Yeah, hi, I'm trying to relic my cheap Strat knock-off so I can sell it for $10,000 as a vintage 64' guitar. Can you guys point me in the right direction?"

"Lawyers? What lawyers?"
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#15
Quote by djszkoda
No, I mean, I have no access to acid apart from household items.


what you mean is that you can get household products that are acidic (such as vinegar, oranges, pepsi etc...) but you're not allowed to buy it as a chemical like you'd find in a lab or a chrome platers or something? What the **** is that about? Is that some sort of ridiculous anti-terrorisim measure or something? Well tell whoever's in charge that it's not going to bloody work!
Or do you just mean your parents don't want you using it or something? In which case tell them pretty much the same thing

But yeah vinager will probably work. Or salt water.
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#16
Watch out with that vinegar. Lightly brushing with steel wool and using the fumes from vinegar will do you fine. Take a look at the finished product here:
http://pic1.piczo.com/operationstrat/?g=27271553
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#18
Quote by MrCarrot
Bleach.

We should have a thread with before and after pictures of the effects of these substances for relicing purposes.

But it will probably go the way of the dodo, like my acoustic thread on bridge pin, saddle, and nut materials. Lack of interest, I guess.
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