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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:05 pm 
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B. Howard, thanks so much for your help! I finished the job up last night and it turned out much better than I had expected it would. Turned out so nicely, in fact, that photographing it is nearly impossible. If you look at it in just the right lighting you can see a tiny little witness around where the CA was pooled, but it's all one even sheen and height. I definitely feel much more confident in doing this again.

Once I had it scraped down, I used the square cap off a slide box I had (no erasers) to sand out the marks using wet 2000 grit. Semichrome polish did the rest with some elbow grease and about five minutes.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:38 pm 
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jfmckenna wrote:
Rustoleum paint? Hmmm, well it's hard to argue with those results. Typically if I use a paint to match color I will clear coat it with Nitro, that way it can be buffed and polished. For small spots I just wait a week and polish out.


I usually don’t match rust olium paint.

I have a paint company that computer analyzes the color and then gives me either a brush touch up bottle, a spray can or a pint. I of course bring the guitar to them to analyze.

I use the rust olium acrylic clear. It feathers super easy and buffs out super glossy. It’s also very forgiving.

It works for me, but as they say, YMMV! :lol


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 pm 
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@chowlie looks awesome!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:26 pm 
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Oh I got ya! Yeah looks great.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:01 pm 
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Hey guys, figured I'd bump my own thread since this is a very similar issue I'm having.

This guitar had a small split that ran down from the corner of the binding into the side wood by about 1.5 inches. I filled the whole thing with thin CA glue, then scraped and sanded as detailed previously. I think I did this two or three times until the void was completely filled.

This is not a photo of how it looked once I was completely done polishing it, but is pretty close. Basically, the wood was deformed outward enough in that section that scraping the area with a razor blade also removed all the poly finish in the area, as well as shaved down the wood very slightly before it was even with the surrounding area. So now I have a little strip of wood right on the edge that I can't really shine back up. I tried wiping some thin poly over it on a rag but the wood is not sealed, so it just absorbed into the wood and left a small built up layer over the existing poly. I removed it with some mineral spirits before it dried.

My current idea is to wipe some CA over it in layers, then try to scrape/sand/polish again. Are there any better options?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:16 am 
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Respray the rims. You can pad on medium CA and get it better but witness marks and such will always be present.

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