Westbury Standard gettin nekkid!

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SargeSarge Frets: 1814
edited December 2019 in Making & Modding
Started off like this
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Wine red, with plenty chips and dings which I drop filled a few years ago.

I fancied doing this for a good long while now, but waited until I got another Standard in, just incase I balls this up!

So...
Heat gun check!
Paint scraper, check!
Suitable Japanese mahogany bodied rock monster?.......check!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WmBcD7d56k37jHXy5

Gently heated the finish with the gun, keeping it moving at all times, and NOT letting the finish bubble/burn.
eased the scraper under starting with a couple chips for easy access.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/m6iaoHJgrFzdURHC7

it all came off in about 20 minutes, a far cry from using the elbow-shaking palm sander!
after a light sanding with 240/320 and 400 grit we are all systems go!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4iGPeXFTXvLXtD3R9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/b7bN1amm2Pv3BnmT6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tpVyzKirx2yKGpeG7



This is after just one coat of Tru-Oil, I was going to try @Wezv's method of wet oil sanding but I'm running low on oil and this mahogany is finished really well so shouldn't need many slatherings, 5 or 6 should do it, oil permitting.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z3EZGk8EeZFDWtHk6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5Potsuhf7uRVnmu76

https://photos.app.goo.gl/a4yiNdcnuch4FayZ7

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