#1
All the vintage guitars that have worn down paint and stuff have nitro finishes right?
All the newer guitars are finished with poly.
So say I had 2 guitars, one was finished with nitro, the other with poly, and played 20 years with both, equally, the nitro would look worn down and the poly wouldn't be worn down at all?
could a poly finished guitar get that reliced look by just playing it for a looong time?
#2
yep. it'll wear. how much, depends on how, and how much you play it.
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will it be worn as much as a nitro finish given the same amount of time?


it'll be worn, i doubt as much as nitro.


i was answering... "the poly won't be worn down at all?"
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#7
Poly is far more durable than nitro so it will wear less.
Nitro will also yellow with age sort of like how stickytape does.
Nitro is easier to fix than poly however.

I have no idea about acrylic but I'm not sure if it's suitable for finishing a guitar on its own. I have heard that you can use acrylics for solids and finish with clear nitro over the top of that. Are you trying to paint/finish a guitar?
#8
Quote by Slackboy72
Poly is far more durable than nitro so it will wear less.
Nitro will also yellow with age sort of like how stickytape does.
Nitro is easier to fix than poly however.

I have no idea about acrylic but I'm not sure if it's suitable for finishing a guitar on its own. I have heard that you can use acrylics for solids and finish with clear nitro over the top of that. Are you trying to paint/finish a guitar?

Yes, are you? I'd suggest asking the GB&C forum.
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#9
i could be wrong but, i think he just likes the "relic'd" look and is guitar shopping.


you can speed up wear on any guitar, but some like nitro are delicate and wear faster.

no one can tell you how fast, because it depends on too many conditions.
is it a gigging guitar, where is it kept and handled, how much you sweat, in addition to the way the finish was applied.
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#10
Quote by jj1565
no one can tell you how fast, because it depends on too many conditions.
is it a gigging guitar, where is it kept and handled, how much you sweat, in addition to the way the finish was applied.

This, as well as the pH balance of your sweat.
#11
My Les Paul copy has a poly finish, and it's starting to wear down a bit. But I sweat quite a bit where I play, because it get's too hot.
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#12
Quote by Slackboy72
Poly is far more durable than nitro so it will wear less.
Nitro will also yellow with age sort of like how stickytape does.
Nitro is easier to fix than poly however.

Poly also yellows. Pretty common on Model series Charvel. I have an 80s Epiphone as well that had that happen.