Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light – Day Two

Ok, so it’s the second day of my little experiment where I am trying my hand atĀ aging plastic guitar parts using UV light, and to be honest folks, I am still not seeing any noticeable differences.

I took a couple of pics under different lighting to try to get a good perspective and see if the angle of the light hitting the pick-up covers made a difference, but honestly, if there is a difference I can’t see it.

Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light Day Two

Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light Day Two


Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light Example Day Two

Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light Example Day Two


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Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light Example Three Day Two

Aging Plastic Guitar Parts with UV Light Example Three Day Two

I am just starting to wonder how effective this really is, and if there is a change taking place how long it is going to take before I am happy with the results. Lucky I am using rechargeable batteries.

There is a couple of things that are running through my mind that might improve the results…

  • I could leave the parts in the Sun all day and put them under the UV light at night.
  • Get a more powerful UV light.

In the past I have tried leaving pick-up covers in direct sunlight before and haven’t seen any real difference in a short period of time, with this project I am looking for the most effective way to age the plastic without it taking forever, I basically want to replicate the natural aging process but at a faster rate.

I will give this UV torch till the end of the week, if I don’t see any difference I will look at getting a more powerful globe, unless I come up with another bright idea that will help give me the results I want.

Stay Tuned.

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