what is a hobby without the joy of maintenance/repairing yourself? In my opinion: Nothing! On this page you find very helpful information on projects I have done so far!
- Steinberger faceplate restoration
- to be continued…
Steinberger GL/XL use attached faceplate that are interchangeable. I found an offer for a white faceplate with “4” pickup configuration that indeed needed some TLC.
When I bought it, the black speckles were mostly gone, leaving white spots and grey shades that looked very ugly. To get it shiny again, it takes some serious sanding. Before staring, I did some research:
- Faceplates were also molded: The mold was covered with 1.) Mold release lacquer, 2.) Gelcoat, which is the white finish and 3.) with the composite material
- The gelcoat finish is only 0.1-0.2 mm depending of how much has been fine sanded off during production
Starting sanding with 600 grit did nothing at all. So I went down to 240 grit. But be very careful! The gelcoat is very thin and the the logo is just milled through the gelcoat, so the black composite layer is revealed.
You might consider using an open cell sanding grit. Whatever method you choose, go for wet sanding.