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Offline bembamboo

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« on: February 09, 2010, 03:16:05 PM »
Hi.  Wondering if this poly finish can be restored/repaired from a heavy neutrix plug that slapped a dime sized dent/spider-web fracture above the spring cavity on the guitar's front?  Otherwise the guitar is immaculate.Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 03:18:49 AM »
i don't think

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 09:38:17 AM »
I'd say yes in the right hands it is amazing what can be done. At the worst the front could be stripped and refinished.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 01:37:42 PM »
Might be time for a decorative decal or sticker for a while - why not get one of those stick-on bullet holes and put it over the ding. That would be a conversation starter - then when you decided to fix it the bullet hole sticker comes off and it gets fixed.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 08:50:42 PM »
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Originally posted by Ron Vermillion

... why not get one of those stick-on bullet holes and put it over the ding.

A fake accessory? Nah. An Artist would demand the real thing. Talk about relic'ing!

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 07:53:18 PM »
I am so damaged by the damage, and now you guys' suggestions, I just don't think I can go on.  A bullet hole?  Relic-ing? OMG

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 10:15:23 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by bembamboo

I am so damaged by the damage, and now you guys' suggestions, I just don't think I can go on.  A bullet hole?  Relic-ing? OMG


Post a pic of the damage, please
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 03:15:15 PM »
http://i.imgur.com/4n57Ako.jpg 

you can blow up the photo for a very clear view of finish damage from accidental contact with heavy nuetrix plug.

also in the photo you can see the leaning bridge, and can go to the discussion and reply from parker in TECH TALK for flys and niteflys at least, manufactured 1993-2003 (30,000 guitars) or perhaps 1993-2009, jan. 20 , 2014, from billy t (parker senior spokesman)

vibrato use with leaning bridge posts also damages finish.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 11:53:04 PM by bembamboo »

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2014, 11:35:41 AM »
Whatever is supposed to show up in the photo, it doesn't.

Best bets: leave it alone, or refinish it a solid color. Trying to remove the finish and reclearing it won't restore the finish. Here's why: the amber color of the wood is actually a sealer/stain that penetrates the wood at various depths depending on absorption quality. If you try to sand it down to this surface the result will be various shades of whitish to amber. You won't be able to sand all the sealer out without destroying the contours of the fly body.
Danjazzy has an Artist that I refinished in a dark walnut stain. It turned out ok but it could have been a disaster. Thankfully that one plays like butter, even compared to other flys.

A video of the refinished fly can be seen here http://youtu.be/y03epLJdPk4
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 06:01:19 PM »
a lefty, cool. 

my ding is between the lower rear corner of the vibrato brige half way to the balance wheel.  it should show with immaculate clarity at 400% or less enlarement. 

thankyou for the refinish caveat.  I agree.  this poly finish will not wear like old fender and Gibson nitro finishes.

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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2015, 12:33:12 AM »
alex, have you ever stripped the finish from the top of a 59-60 les paul standard?

alber_t-thx, thats sounds like a good suggestion
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 09:19:51 PM by bembamboo »