Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light

In my last Relic Project post where I tried for the third time to relic a maple fretboard, I mentioned I was going to try aging plastic guitar parts, more specifically, some spare pick up covers I had lying around, using a UV light.

About 16 hours has passed since starting my little experiment so I thought I would check to see; 1: If the batteries were still working, and 2: If there was any noticeable change in the color of the plastic cover.

So on first inspection I noticed that the batteries were all but dead, they had a little bit of life left in them but I doubt whether they were being at all effective.

and to be honest, I couldn’t really see by my eyes any real noticeable difference. I think (I say that reservedly) there might be the slightest of coloring but I can’t honestly give a conclusive answer just yet.

Here’s the pics…

The cover on the right is the one that has been exposed to the UV light for the past 16 hours or so.

UV Aging My Pickup Covers, First check

UV Aging My Pickup Covers, First check

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This next pic gives a better idea of any change…

UV Aging My Pickup Covers Close Up Comparison

UV Aging My Pickup Covers Close Up Comparison

So there you have it, I want to think there is a slight difference but as I said I am not 100% convinced yet, After taking these photos I put a new set of batteries in the UV torch and sealed the box back up for the next pick up cover tanning session.

Will post back once the results are in.

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