Drop filling a ding

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Drop filling a ding

Post by westcoaster on Wed May 16, 2012 5:03 am

Hi all,
Just wondering whether anyone has tried drop filling with superglue and how it worked out. Not too bothered about getting a colour match, but just want to smooth it off. Have trawled around t'internet but would like to see some before/after pics so I know what to aim for.

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Re: Drop filling a ding

Post by hoax on Wed May 16, 2012 5:42 am


Robert

You drop it in with a tooth pick, let it fully harden. Then take a safety razor blade and run it over a metal surface such as a screw driver shank. The aim is to bend the sharp edge of the blade to form a hook. Take some marking tape and wrap it around the blade so that you are just leaving, say a 5mm exposed section of blade and then use it as a scraper. Finish with progressively finer wet and dry and then cutting compound.

I use ink markers to get a colour match. There is a brand called "Letraset Promarker" which I got in a local art shop. They even do wood colours and I regularly use the walnut one.

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Re: Drop filling a ding

Post by westcoaster on Wed May 16, 2012 5:48 am

Cheers Graham, I think it's worth doing. Btw have barely picked up the prestige since I got the rainbow. Really great guitar.

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Re: Drop filling a ding

Post by hoax on Wed May 16, 2012 6:03 am


Robert

I meant to say that you use the ink marker at the start, before any drop filling.

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Re: Drop filling a ding

Post by Barry on Wed May 16, 2012 9:18 am

Hey West, further to Graham's info, our pal Trevor, over in the Guitar Gallery, posted a terrific step by step on the subject with pictures: DROP FILL RESTORATION

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Re: Drop filling a ding

Post by westcoaster on Wed May 16, 2012 9:53 am

Barry,
Great link. If I can do half as good a job that will do me.
Thanks

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Re: Drop filling a ding

Post by beavis on Fri May 18, 2012 9:58 am

Barry wrote:Hey West, further to Graham's info, our pal Trevor, over in the Guitar Gallery, posted a terrific step by step on the subject with pictures: DROP FILL RESTORATION

Incredible stuff. Makes me want to do this on my strat. That Trevor fellow knows what he's doing.

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