Aluminum Strat

Ian Ashdown

Strat-O-Master
Apr 16, 2019
797
San Clemente, CA
Send it to a plate shop and anodize it
That would be a practical solution but it won’t have the same shine. To be honest there were large areas of this that were mirror like after many years, I suspect, of no polishing. There were some scratches which is why I went all the way to 400 grit. It may be made of a low corrosion aluminum.

I will play it and see how the finish survives. Mojo in a hurry?

Ian
 

Guitarchaeologist

Master Spuddler
Silver Member
Dec 17, 2016
7,699
Behind the 8 ball
Looks great. Have you considered a clear coat over the Al? Because it can/will oxidize, particularly in high humidity, which may cause pitting. May be the easiest way to maintain a high luster shine and reduce maintenance.
 


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