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pickguard disintegration and corrosion of gold parts Pick guard disintegration out gassing

#81 User is offline   MaxiumburnN 

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:24 PM

so to update you guys it's been a couple years since I made original post. I had to take the pick guard off my L4 and I put it in a room and I haven't had anymore problems with the outgassing that I can see. It's probably outgassing in the room which I can't see it but the guitar is OK. i'm thinking that the sealed case that it came with contributed to the problem. because the reason I say that is because when I was in the case with the pick guard on it I was having these problems. Another reason Gibson needs to fix this thing is because if there is outgassing? that means there might be some kind of gas that submitted that might be toxic to human beings or carcinogenic. clearly it's some kind of plastic vapor which can't be good for you.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:19 PM

View PostMaxiumburnN, on 29 March 2017 - 02:24 PM, said:

so to update you guys it's been a couple years since I made original post. I had to take the pick guard off my L4 and I put it in a room and I haven't had anymore problems with the outgassing that I can see. It's probably outgassing in the room which I can't see it but the guitar is OK. i'm thinking that the sealed case that it came with contributed to the problem. because the reason I say that is because when I was in the case with the pick guard on it I was having these problems. Another reason Gibson needs to fix this thing is because if there is outgassing? that means there might be some kind of gas that submitted that might be toxic to human beings or carcinogenic. clearly it's some kind of plastic vapor which can't be good for you.


I'm sure if you were to directly inhale the vapor; it would be harmful. To my understanding, outgassing would only occur if it was in an enclosed area (like the case). you should be ok as long as there is air flow in the room. i could be wrong.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

thank you for your opinion. luckily, I don't have any cancer yet. But I'll let you know.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:09 PM

This thread always reminds me to open up my cases on vintage guitars; inspect for any corrosion; and keep it propped opened for a few days or so. Is it just the vintage pickguards or any parts like knobs/bindings etc. that we should worry about?

I don't have any newer "true historic" guitars with the old tort guard ... so no worries there. Posted Image
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:09 PM

This thread always reminds me to open up my cases on vintage guitars; inspect for any corrosion; and keep it propped opened for a few days or so. Is it just the vintage pickguards or any parts like knobs/bindings etc. that we should worry about?

I don't have any newer "true historic" guitars with the old tort guard ... so no worries there. Posted Image
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