Recommendations for where to get a body stripped(not refinished) in Repairs and Technical Posted February 28 On 18/12/2019 at 07:39, leschirons said: I did my Ray myself using a Black & Decker heat gun. Obviously strip all components and neck off first. Required a light sanding afterwards but took about 20 mins to do the whole body. Mine was solid black so not sure if a SB finish would come off the same. A 2" filler knife lifted off the paint in huge chunks when heated up to bubbling temp. Thanks for the advice, might try this some time.. Would have to be careful with the heat gun, don't want to damage the wood underneath. What did you do after stripping and sanding? Did you apply any oils etc. to the wood?