Hydrogeoman Posted February 2, 2007 Report Share Posted February 2, 2007 I have heard that nitro cellulose finishes are easily damaged when placed in contact with polymeric material, i.e., plastic. How much, if any, of a problem has this been for you builders that shoot nitro and use plastic pickguards? Do you have to use a nitro cellulose pickguard? I am assuming if there is damage it is confined to the area under the pickguard. What form and to what degree is the damage? Do you apply a paper backing or other shielding on the back of your pickguards to create a barrier between the two materials? I hope these aren't dumb questions , but the guitars I am currently working on all have nitro finishes and will all have plastic pickguards. I never gave it any consideration before until I did some reading in Bob Flexnor's book "Understanding Wood Finishes" and then I saw a warning label on a capo I just purchased stating the same. Thanks for any experiences you can share. Cheers Greg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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