Mickguard Posted July 16, 2006 Report Share Posted July 16, 2006 I started Phase II of my Rocket...stripped off the finish with acetone. Hard to believe how easy that rattle-can stuff just melts off! I'm finding it difficult to get out all of the color --I'd used black spray paint. But I'll be sanding the parts where that will show anyway. I'm getting ready to route the top and glue a new maple cap on there. My question: can I glue the cap onto the top wood as it is, that is, simply cleaned with acetone? Or do I have to remove some of the wood first? I'm leaving the neck glued in, so I don't like my chances of keeping things level. As it is, the top is still flat, and as far I can tell (pressing the cap on) it looks like I'll have a pretty good contact. The glue line might end up a little funky, but I have an idea for masking that. So will the old finish (including sealer) prevent the glue from binding --or did that get removed with the acetone? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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