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KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25250] Thu, 21 July 2016 16:16 Go to next message
LeeNails
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I just got a slightly funky Sidewinder in from WI yesterday. The grill is gross, been spray painted a few times (apparently by LARRY . . lol)and the paint has also screwed up the silver piping around the grill. Haven't tried cleaning off the piping with thinner or anything yet, but was wondering if there was anything I could replace it with that you guys had heard about.
Re: KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25253 is a reply to message #25250] Thu, 21 July 2016 22:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pleat is currently offline  pleat
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I don't think I'd use thinner on the plastic piping, it might melt it. I've said many times, I remove the baffle board and head to the car wash. Power wash and rinse. It might take a few times in the wash cycle but I've removed silver spray painted lighting bolts off the grill cloth. Once the final rinse, I use the car wash vacuum to remove the excess water and let it sit in the sun for an hour to let it dry.

pleat
Re: KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25254 is a reply to message #25250] Thu, 21 July 2016 23:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Iowa Boy is currently offline  Iowa Boy
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You might use Goof-Off to clean the piping since they claim it won't harm plastic and have used it on my bass ports to remove spray paint.
Re: KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25256 is a reply to message #25253] Fri, 22 July 2016 01:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LeeNails
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The spray paint on the grill looks like several applications and pretty thick. Soap and water don't sound too likely to cut it, even under pressure, but I guess it's at least worth a try.
Re: KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25257 is a reply to message #25254] Fri, 22 July 2016 01:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LeeNails
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The Goof Off sounds promising, maybe even on the grill before pressure washing.

UPDATE:

The Sidewinder got plugged in and played through. I didn't think the noise unplugged was very bad. It sounds great overall. My hope is that a new reverb tank and some tarting up will get it back to gigging!
Re: KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25259 is a reply to message #25250] Fri, 22 July 2016 06:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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Regular brake fluid on a rag wiill take off paint without harming plastic or you!
Re: KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25262 is a reply to message #25259] Fri, 22 July 2016 07:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LeeNails
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AWESOME!!!

. . . .but. . . won't that leave a residue of brake fluid on there that kinda smells like. . .brake fluid???
Re: KUSTOM - Sidewinder [message #25263 is a reply to message #25250] Fri, 22 July 2016 09:01 Go to previous message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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Yes, but some water and dish soap removes that.

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