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 #17375  by pharewellphish
 Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:30 pm
so a friend of miine just puked inside his guitar and we do not know how the hell were gunna clean it out

anybody know how to go about that one without ruining it even more?

 #17376  by nicolasalk
 Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:36 pm
Oh man that's good luck, i don't know what do you have to do

 #17378  by IamDocWatson
 Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:09 pm
thats the dumbest and lamest thing ever

use a towel
 #17379  by LeeFullenkamp
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:04 am
Im not sure who would throw up in a guitar considering its usually ones most prized possesion but I think maybe if you were to turn the bowl upside down and use the type of sprayer that many use to apply weed killer to there lawns, (or something with a fine misting spray) and get the chunky remnants out then let it sloly dry indoors over the course of a week you might be okay, sans pukey scent.

 #17386  by HOWEYMAN
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:39 am
what the fu? puking in a guitar? ????

 #17389  by China Cat
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:53 am
yeah thats just nasty

 #17396  by b weird
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:02 am
What kind of guitar was it and was it purposley barfed in?

 #17398  by hesgone95
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:09 am
wtf?!!!How could someone do that?! Anyway, I'd take off the strings and use a wet towel. A bit of water won't hurt it. I used to live on a boat and a drunken friend dropped my acoustic in the water. I just rinsed off the salt water and dried it with a towel and let it dry for a couple of days. It was fine.

I'm wondering as well if it was done on purpose? Lame.

 #17400  by BlobWeird
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:20 am
hmm I noticed you said your friend puked in his guitar. Well then in a gross situation like that id say Hey figure it out yourself. I dunno about you guys but hearing, smelling, seeing vomit makes me very nauseous

 #17455  by pharewellphish
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:46 am
yea it was on accident... it was dark in the room and he was running for the door outside and couldnt hold it in... started kickin his ass when he turned on the lights and realized what it landed on

we did the towel thing and its sounding fine... the smells a different story

 #17457  by BuddhaG
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:58 am
yeah i would suggest a gentle washing with a moist rag... take the strings off and try to get as much of the chunks out as you can, maybe a light rinse.

and don't forget to remind him of his stupidity and laugh a bit, all in good fun of course...

 #17477  by ker1227
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:10 pm
just curious, what type of guitar was it?? please dont say a custom something or nother :?

 #17482  by ronster
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:24 pm
Baking powder or is it baking soda?? One of those might work, if not have him drop a load in his guitar and that should do a pretty good job of masking the smell of the puke.

 #17483  by pharewellphish
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:56 pm
not sure what kind it was... nothing special at all really. i think the brand name was delta