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Old 01-08-2019, 10:27 AM
superdave superdave is offline
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Default Fretboard chips probably from capo...

Have a little damage on an otherwise mint Seagull Artist Mosaic. Probably from a capo. Was thinking about lightly sanding, but thought I would ask about it here.. Fretboard is either ebony or Richlite. It disappears when you add lemon oil, but reappears after playing....

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Old 01-08-2019, 10:46 AM
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On a fairly sharp fret board edge like that, you should be able to sand -- to a degree. But if you don't also change the underlying behavior that caused the chips (like change capo types) you will be right back there soon enough. JMO.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:15 AM
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On a fairly sharp fret board edge like that, you should be able to sand -- to a degree. But if you don't also change the underlying behavior that caused the chips (like change capo types) you will be right back there soon enough. JMO.
Should have mentioned, I purchased the guitar used, and figure the chips were there before I purchased it. I always use Kayser capos carefully, and hadn't noticed anything like this before.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:32 AM
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If you don't want to remove material, you can build up with black CA glue and sand smooth. That's how fretboard chips are repaired when refretting.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:35 AM
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If you don't want to remove material, you can build up with black CA glue and sand smooth. That's how fretboard chips are repaired when refretting.
I doubt that idea would work on an edge very well.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:51 AM
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Works for me every time I do it. Bar frets won't hide even the smallest chip out.

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Old 01-08-2019, 04:44 PM
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Thats way past my guitar repair skill level
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:14 PM
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Thats way past my guitar repair skill level
It's only super glue and 400 grit sandpaper. Use a piece of wood to back the sand paper.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:27 PM
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It's only super glue and 400 grit sandpaper. Use a piece of wood to back the sand paper.
Nice!

Never thought of tinted superglue.

If you donít mind, which product are you using?
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:44 PM
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Usually half ounce StewMac. Lots of choices:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...ue+thick&ajr=0
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:35 PM
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Usually half ounce StewMac. Lots of choices:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...ue+thick&ajr=0
Thanks! Yeah, an Amazon search was what made me ask the question.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:21 AM
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It's only super glue and 400 grit sandpaper. Use a piece of wood to back the sand paper.
I'm with JonWint; CA/ebony repair is pretty easy. Medium black CA with accelerator works well for ebony chip repair. If someone hasn't done it before, practice one or two times on scrap wood before doing the repair.
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