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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:19 pm 
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I've got an early 70s Kamaka on the bench that has lost half of its back. All of the joints cleaned up very well with a little warm water and some q-tips. I'm assuming its HHG based on the way it cleaned up. The question is: would it be sacrilege to re-glue with Fish? I'd like a bit more open time than HHG offers.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:29 pm 
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I've hide glued all of these. If you need more open time you may want to consider Old Brown Glue. Bit longer open time than hot hide but it behaves identically.

I would advise against fish glue, I used to use it but then I started having alot of previous repairs get undone in less than 2 years time.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:29 pm 
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I went ahead and setup for HHG. I warmed the Uke under a heat lamp, then practiced the glue-up 3 times. All indications are that it went really well.

I do love learning new stuff!

Cheers, M



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:42 pm 
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Michaeldc wrote:
I went ahead and setup for HHG. I warmed the Uke under a heat lamp, then practiced the glue-up 3 times. All indications are that it went really well.

I do love learning new stuff!

Cheers, M


Good work! Hot hide glue is great stuff.



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