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    Default Were the Peavey US specials finished in nitro?

    I'm asking because the goldtop special I got about 4-5 months ago was kept in its case. When I got it, it was a really anemic pale color, devoid of any character-
    I keep it out of it's case and (silly me!) smoke in the same room as it- since then it's turned a nice bronze color- realy warm and looks great. As far as I know only nitro will do this- is that right?
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    This is from the Peavey Wolfgang Special manual:

    "Finish:
    Your instrument has a polyester/urethane finish that is
    both durable and weather-resistant, but requires care.
    Regular cleaning with Peavey guitar polish is recommended.
    Between polishes, the instrument should be wiped
    with a dry, soft cloth."

    So unless your guitar has been refinished, which would be doubtful on that instrument, it should still be poly. I have a '98 Peavey Wolfgang Special in Ivory and the finish is very tough. Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke will discolor just about anything, and in this case it seems to have had a desirable effect!

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    Thanks mate- I thought it was poly too- must be the smoke! That's about the only time I can say smoking did something good for me!
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    I have seen the proverbial "banana pudding" colour conversion happen to poly-finished Fenders, especially in the house of the Marlboro man. It takes longer than with Nitro (add smoke to Nitro's tendency to yellow, any how), but it does happen.

    When I would pre-age guitars (I do not say "relic" as it could be a trademarked or service-marked name exclusive to Fender, and we all know how sue happy they are), I had three tools:

    1) Rit yellow dye for pick guards

    2) Sharp razor blades

    3) A plastic wardrobe where my cigarette puffing machine would puff cigs onto guitars to simulate years of smoky pubs, lounges, and clubs. Yes, I could yellow a white Les Paul Custom in a week.
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyman View Post
    I have seen the proverbial "banana pudding" colour conversion happen to poly-finished Fenders, especially in the house of the Marlboro man. It takes longer than with Nitro (add smoke to Nitro's tendency to yellow, any how), but it does happen.

    When I would pre-age guitars (I do not say "relic" as it could be a trademarked or service-marked name exclusive to Fender, and we all know how sue happy they are), I had three tools:

    1) Rit yellow dye for pick guards

    2) Sharp razor blades

    3) A plastic wardrobe where my cigarette puffing machine would puff cigs onto guitars to simulate years of smoky pubs, lounges, and clubs. Yes, I could yellow a white Les Paul Custom in a week.
    That's pretty cool- a cig puffer! There was someone selling genuine celuloid replacement fret markers for les pauls a while back and they sent them out with a yellowish/ brown dye powder. I think you mixed it with water and spirits then wipe it on and leave for a few minutes then off again.
    It worked really well-
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    My cig puffers were quite crude. I have used everything from simple pumps to water bottles. I feel the water bottle was most effective, frankly. The big secret is that the plastic wardrobe traps the smoke (especially when the breathing holes are sealed) and exposes the guitar to cig smoke (Sometimes, I would puff cigars into the wardrobe). I usually would puff two-three packs per day onto said guitar. I rigged the machines to puff five cigarettes simultaneously. Of course the tar would destroy the pumps (think of this on your lungs) after a spell. That is how I just went back to using a bottle to puff the cigarette. The craziest thing is that I would wear a respirator, goggles, rubber gloves, and a Tyvec suit. This mini eco system that I would create is quite noxious. I am a former smoker, and "smoking" these cigarettes never tempted me to go back to smoking!!!!

    I did neglect to mention that I also put the guitars into my tanning bed, as well. It takes longer than you would think (and there could possibly be UV inhibitors in modern paint) to make UV light effect the finish itself; however, UV light also makes the tar from the smoke darken. You had never mentioned if your room gets a fair bit of sun light.

    Remember, as well, that these plastic wardrobes make EXCELLENT paint booths, as well.
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    Some light- but not much.
    I'm pretty sure it's the smoke doing it- it will probably wipe off anyway.
    It does look nice though!
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