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    Remove photo flame from OLP

    Hey Guys,

    I'm ready to demolish my olp any ideas how to get the photo flame off? Or could i simply paint over it. Thinkin'about ' flat black. Given the fact that the flame is plastic (right?) would it melt through the paint. I would like to keep the binding. Any ideas would be welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brat
    Hey Guys,

    I'm ready to demolish my olp any ideas how to get the photo flame off? Or could i simply paint over it. Thinkin'about ' flat black. Given the fact that the flame is plastic (right?) would it melt through the paint. I would like to keep the binding. Any ideas would be welcome.
    Is it a decal? If that is the case, use a blow-dryer on a high setting and fan it back and forth over the image...this will soften the glue binding, and will make it easier to peel it off.

    Blowdryers have a tendancy to click off when over heated, so fanning a little bit at a time should work.

    Be patient, and use something like nail polish remover when done to remove any excess glue that may still exist.

    Never paint over a sticker or decal, you simply will never be satisfied by the outline that remains, and if the sticker/decal gets old and comes off, you'll be stuck with the task of repainting.

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    I do guitar refinishing. Take my advice and go down to wall mart to the automotive section and get a can of aircraft stripper.(It'll be locked up) This will do it. You can reference www.reranch.com for full directions on stripping and refinishing your guitar. I thought about getting one of those olp and refinnishing it with a musicman van halen logo, but that wouldn't quite be ethical. Very easy, just not ethical.
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    WARNING!!!!
    Some (if not all) strippers will melt your binding!
    Trust me ... I learned this the hard way.

    The safest way to do this is sandpaper and good 'ol elbow grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150
    WARNING!!!!
    Some (if not all) strippers will melt your binding!
    Trust me ... I learned this the hard way.

    The safest way to do this is sandpaper and good 'ol elbow grease.
    That's exactly what I was afraid of, thanks for the advise

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    That's exactly what I was afraid of, thanks for the advise
    Glad to be of help.

    I'm embarrassed to say I've accidently ruined the binding and inlays on a couple necks as well by using that stuff.

    It seemed like a short cut at the time.

    I still use stripper on bodys that don't have any binding, like strats.
    But when I do, I often find myself having to use sealer and sand it all smooth again because the chemicals in some paint stripper can be so harsh, it can strip the sealer as well.

 

 

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