1987 Carvin DC-150 :: strip and refinish.

Here I'm sanding off the clear poly finish to prep it for a transparent nitro sunburst.  At first I tried the heat gun / pallet knife trick but it was not going very well.  Like, at all.  Could be that the finish is fairly thin (for poly) and my knife had a thing for trying to gouge into the quilted maple.  No good.

Luckily this is a flat top and back, so sanding goes fairly quickly.  But my poor little compressor can't feed the orbital sander for very long so I have to take frequent breaks to let it build up pressure again.  This places a larger compressor firmly on the shop wish-list.

I hope to get this into the booth this weekend.