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Removing sharpie from a vintage Strat?

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  1. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Let us know what eventually works. And please don't be put off by the nay-sayers. If you like '70's strats, that's great. The heart wants what the heart wants.
     
  2. RegularJim

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    They should make cases for guitars, like phones. Or do they?

    One of those would cover up the undesirable marker stains, as well as protect it from future damage.
     
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    And while we're at it, you could put a few stickers over the offending script.
     
  4. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You mean tight fitting covers, do you? Guitars already come with cases. ;)

    Albert Collins used to use this strange wrapping device to cover his Tele - it looked distinctly odd, as if his guitar was covered in a condom. o_O
     
  5. RegularJim

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    I meant a form-fitting one you snap or screw onto the back of it that would protect it/cover it while you play, like this, but for a guitar and it would prevent belt buckle rash and chipped edges in case you drop it.
     
  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart Resource limit reached Strat-Talk Supporter

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    WD40 gets most stuff off....
     
  7. stratman323

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    Yeah they exist, as with the Albert Collins example, but they look really stupid. It's like having leather seats in your car & putting plastic seat covers over the top. Very uncool.
     
  8. LordOfPudding

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    Kinda late to the party, but there is a product called PEC-12 available at camera stores, etc, and it takes Sharpie off of old-school RC resin-coated photos like a dream.
    BTW, I have 2 '79's..one heavy, one not. :thumb:
     
  9. West Coast Idea

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    Old gretsch guitars had a snap-on cover on the back of the body.
     
  10. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hey my main working/gigging guitar for 27 years was a 79 Northern Ash, 12+ pounds of glory, Strat!

    228.JPG Armageddon 3.jpg

    Of course I received it when I was 12 and retired it when I was 39.

    I did a ton of gigs and toured with it, hardly ever even thought about how heavy it was.

    Something to be said for being young.

    And sturdy. :whistling:
     
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    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yeah but 5-6 lbs. of that weight was the bridge right :D
     
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  12. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It can say it definitely didn't help matters, I'm sure! lol :)
     
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    Too heavy for my taste but I think the natural wear looks killer.
     
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