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    Blue Magic, some polish, and a newbie mistake!

    Haven't seen too many before and after pics using Blue Magic so I figured I'd show my success that I had with it.

    Here are some before and after pics polishing up the pickup and bridge. Took some work, but this stuff worked great!






    First round of Meguiar's M9 helped get the guitar back to black from scratchy grey color. Not sure if there is much else to do to it to help reduce some of the swirls, but the guitar looks a lot better considering it may not have seen a microfiber cloth in many years.



    Thanks to LSchefman for the help

    On a side note, I accidentally installed the pickup ring the wrong way and boy did that make the guitar sound terrible!! Had to pull strings and the pickup again to get the ring flipped around, and it sounds great again. It is wild how bad the guitar sounded with this slight change, any one know why angling the pickup would cause the sound to be super harsh and bright with no bass?
    Last edited by Alpha; 10-28-2013 at 10:43 PM.

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    You did a really nice job!
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
    -- Homer J. Simpson

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    Alpha--if you had the pickup flipped around, it would be out of phase with the other one, causing that thin nasal sound when both pickups are selected.

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    It was just the plastic ring that was backwards, it caused the pickup to be angled like the top picture, maybe it was it the closeness to the strings?

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    Lookin good!

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    Wax on...

    Wax off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    Wax on...

    Wax off...


    Well, he used to.

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