School Boy Error - Lacquer + Alcohol = ARGHH!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:11 AM
As you can probably guess by the title, I've damaged the lacquer on my Gibson J-45 ...
Long story short, I left a white paint marker pen on top of my guitar the other day to go answer the phone and the damn thing leaked.
In a panic I put a small amount of white spirit on a cloth and started rubbing it off (I occasionally use white spirit to clean my other guitars, it works very well on them, so naturally I assumed it would work on my J-45), of course I quickly noticed that the white spirit was in fact melting the lacquer and drew the conclusion that its a different type of lacquer than on my other guitars.
I'm sure I'm not the only person to make this cock up, as I'm sure you can guess I now have a very cloudy, slightly rough area on my guitar ..
What is the best way to sort this? Is it something I can buff out with a bit of elbow grease and the right polish? or is a guitar technician job?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:30 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:14 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:07 PM
Best of luck on getting it shiny again
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:31 PM