SG Junior Aged Scratch plate

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  1. chard

    chard New Member

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    Hi all, just wondering if anyone can tell me where I can purchased an aged scratch plate for my 62 LP SG Junior. The guitar is original other than the scratch plate which looks out of place due to it being relatively new.
    Any advise is most welcome. Thanks.

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  2. weemac

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    I had to replace one on my 66 junior. Don't panic it will age up soon enough with a few plectrum (or fingernail) marks, sweat and finger grease..

    If you want the white bits to age. Find someone who had a uv lamp and expose it to uv for 12 or so hours and it should yellow a bit..

    Eden.
     
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    I would use 0000# steel wool in a circular motion, then soak it in RIT Golden Yellow dye, then rub Old English dark wood scratch remover on the beveled edge..throw ny keys at it a few times, rub it out with Turtle Wax rubbing compound, then buff it to a nice vintage like sheen with polishing compound..real vintage has lots of swirly lines, but also has a shine to it..many aged parts just look like they've been scuffed up, steel wool followed by a rub out and polishing yields far more realistic looking results, plus the dye and Old English replicates the yellowing on the beveled edges almost perfectly.
     
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    i'd just soak it in coffee and put it on... pick marks will appear soon enough
     
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    Vintage pickguards were made of cellulose which ages differently to modern vinyl ones. That may have some bearing on whether you can accurately replicate age on a recent pickguard. You certainly won't replicate the shrinkage! :hmm:
     
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    That pick guard can be made to look like (aged) brand new, listen to Kris, I've seen it done.
     
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    I was gonna say you'd have to buy an old one, but since the genius members here have given you some great suggestions, forget it. Besides, it's ridiculous what some people are asking for pieces of plastic just because they're "vintage".

    My '98 Samick's PG is already yellowing and looks more authentically vintage than my VOS SG's PG.
     
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    That guitar is pretty bitchin' as-is. I would leave it alone and play the hell of of it - the 'guard will look worn enough in a few months.
     
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    Actually had a painter friend of mine buff a scratched up old pick guard of mine, buffed it in the circular motion with the 0000 steel wool Kris spoke of, he actually put a few drops of baby oil on it before the process, and cleaned it completely with alcohol afterwards. Made a HUGE difference.
     
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    I don't believe you....





    Some photos? please :fingersx:
     
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    If Pit says a hen dips snuff, you can look under her wing and get the box! :D
     
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