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 Post subject: Has anyone had problems with Amber Fireglo Finish?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:28 pm 
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Hi, everyone!

Has anyone that has an Amber Fireglo finish on their guitar or bass had any problems with it? Over the years, my AFG 620 has become more and more sticky, to the point that it is now unplayable. Recently, I found a description of an AFG 330 that seems to have the same problems that mine does, so I was wondering if anyone else has had this show up.

Here's a link to the 330. Note the description of the finish:

“This is one of the best examples of this color that’s [sic] we’ve ever seen, but there’s as [sic] odd issue with the finish. The finish feels a bit softer than it should be. This makes it very difficult to clean as it leaves cloudy marks on the finish that’s only seen in direct reflections of light.”

http://oliviasvintageguitars.com/ricken ... tars/3733/

I have eight other Rickenbackers and none of them have this issue, so I thought it might be peculiar to the AFG finish. It's gotten to the point where a piece of the finish on the back of the neck stuck to my hand while I was playing, and came off the guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone had problems with Amber Fireglo Finish?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:00 am 
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I have 360/12 in AFG and no problems at all. I've seen more Jetglo that have it than other colors FWIW.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone had problems with Amber Fireglo Finish?
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My 2008 AFG 4003FL is just fine...


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone had problems with Amber Fireglo Finish?
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:23 am 
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britinvasion wrote:
I have 360/12 in AFG and no problems at all. I've seen more Jetglo that have it than other colors FWIW.


Indeed, Jetglo would be more likely to have curing issues as UV light, whether from a curing lamp or the sun, does not want to penetrate the finish. That's why the sealer coats are all clear, the color coat is conventional cure, and the top coats either clear or translucent..


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