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Trouble Removing Pickguard Protective Plastic On New Studio

Eagle157

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UPDATE: "Problem With Removing Protective Plastic"

EDIT: I posted yesterday about having problem(s) getting the protective film off of my new Studio's pickguard and backplates. In my case, I've removed plenty of plastic on different guitars, and don't think this particular guitar has any. However, I did receive a reply from Bob at Gibson with this advice that may help those who experience this with other guitars:

The Division recommends to try heating it up slowly with a hair dryer to remove them. Be careful not to apply too much heat, and safest if removed from the guitar. Naptha (lighter fluid) may also be used but can be messy, and again best to remove from guitar when doing this.
 
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Don

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See if you can get it off by sticking a piece of tape to it then use the tape to pull it off.
 

Eagle157

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Answer received from Gibson, see above.
 
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duaneflowers

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I don't recall any of my studios coming with plastic on the pickguard... Epiphones do, but I don't believe any of my Gibsons have ever had it. :salude
 

Eagle157

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I don't recall any of my studios coming with plastic on the pickguard... Epiphones do, but I don't believe any of my Gibsons have ever had it. :salude

Thanks Duane, I think I just "remembered incorrectly". I did however receive a reply from Gibson which I included with my edited post, for those who may experience it with other guitars. Cheers.
 
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