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REmoving Sticker Marks from Inside Soundhole

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:35 am
by Andrew Lawrence
Hello everyone,

This is my first post here as a new member.

I have an old Guild acoustic (rosewood back) which has had a piece of velcro attached to the unfinished wood on the inside of the back and subsequently removed. It has left a sizeable area of glue and gunge behind. I have tried using isopropyl to remove this, but it hasn't really helped.

Could anyone help with tips as to the best solvent to use please?

Thanks.

Re: REmoving Sticker Marks from Inside Soundhole

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:26 am
by Joshua Levin-Epstein
Naptha or lighter fluid should remove the adhesive (and the adhesive is holding the grunge) without affecting the finish. If there is a paper label in the guitar, you may wish to mask it before using the naptha

Re: REmoving Sticker Marks from Inside Soundhole

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:32 am
by Andrew Lawrence
Thanks for the tip. I wondered if naptha or lighter fluid would leave behind a residue or discolour the unfinished wood...?

Re: REmoving Sticker Marks from Inside Soundhole

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:42 pm
by David King
If you can get to it easily I would try scraping as much off as you can with a single edge razor blade first.

Re: REmoving Sticker Marks from Inside Soundhole

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:59 pm
by Barry Daniels
No, they don't leave residue or discolor the wood. Paint thinner or mineral spirits will also work.