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Dulling a Poly Finish - GOLDTOP Project Inside

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  • Dulling a Poly Finish - GOLDTOP Project Inside

    Alright, I was inspired by the thread over at MyLesPaul Forum on dulling finishes. I used a ScotchBrite pad and did this all by hand. Removed all the hardware and electronics and did many small swirls until scratches were no longer visible. Replaced the tuners w/ Grovers to match the other hardware. Pickups are a Gibson '57 Classic in the neck and a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge.

    BTW - this is an early 90's Hamer, MIK in the Cort factory. Enjoy!

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    Flamey Neck - Before



    Backside - Before




    AFTER PHOTOS
    (Flash is on for all of these photos)





    W/ Hardware & Pickups



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    Neck

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    Looks good. Hardware could do with some dulling to match, but isn't essential. How much work was it?

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      Definitely prefer the after shots.
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      • #4
        I like that. I have been wanting to do this to my strat, but I am a little afraid. I have read that you can use scotchbrite pads to do this to chrome hardware as well. Are you going to do this as well?
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          Thanks guys! It only took a couple hours total. Taking off all the hardware and electronics and then reassembling probably took just as long as the actual dulling process. I think for darker finishes the Orbital Sander method would be essential so as to not see any swirls, but I am really surprised how easy this was.

          I think I will dull down the hardware on my next string change - thanks for the suggestion!
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