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Old 04-09-2017, 05:16 PM
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First of all, thanks for welcoming me into this awesome forum. I've been an outside visitor for some time now, so it's nice to be able to actually participate.



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I'm an idiot. I bought this brand new 2016 DSR-GC for nearly nothing due to there being a fairly large Crack in the back. I've rehumidified the guitar for about a week and noticed that the two halves were uneven (one side higher then the other) after they finally grew together. Because I'm about as hard headed as they come, I decided to fix it myself using a dulled razor blade and some super glue. Here is the result after sanding, wet sanding, steel wool etc etc.. the guitar has a satin finish on it, so yeah I messed that up. Should I go ahead and polish the rest of the guitar or should I sand off the awful super glue and try an aerosol satin finish and blend? I'm lost. Thanks.








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Old 04-09-2017, 05:51 PM
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Not easy is it.

Smooth it out, sand it flat and start again

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Old 04-09-2017, 06:01 PM
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The white stuff is probably from using a super glue accelerator spray. It's not from the glue itself.

Yeah, scrape (a sharp, single edged razor blade will work) or sand it off and then respray.

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If it's going to bother you, have a local luthier repair/refinish it. If it doesn't bother you that much, you can simply polish out the back so it looks even.
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:15 PM
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The white area is actually where I've sanded down through finish by mistake. Do you recommend something other than super glue? Polishing isn't out of the question as I've done that with my other martin with awesome results. I'm just having trouble figuring out how to level what I have or if I need to sand it down to the wood and spray a matte or satin coat on the area. The Crack is stable now. I cleated it with some scrap rosewood I had. I know the finish is only cosmetic, and thankfully on the back only, but I know I'll look at it every time I pick it up.


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Old 04-09-2017, 08:04 PM
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OK, you don't want to make things worse. A DSR has a nitrocellulose finish so that should be easy to blend in, especially in satin.

What you are going to need to do is scrape fully smooth, then restain the wood to match then recoat with nitro in the spot then blend it in and reshoot nitro again.

That can definitely be fixed.
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A good place to put a sticker?
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:29 PM
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OK, you don't want to make things worse. A DSR has a nitrocellulose finish so that should be easy to blend in, especially in satin.



What you are going to need to do is scrape fully smooth, then restain the wood to match then recoat with nitro in the spot then blend it in and reshoot nitro again.



That can definitely be fixed.


So the rosewood is stained? I thought the nitro is what darkened it.


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So the rosewood is stained? I thought the nitro is what darkened it.


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No. nitro is mostly clear(-ish) that wood is stained.

If you aren't familiar with the finer points of stain, finishing etc you might want to take it to someone to fix.
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No, I am. I've polyurethaned rosewood in the past, and it darkened it, that's why I asked.


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Old 04-09-2017, 09:02 PM
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Here is what I have so far. I've managed to get most of the glue off, unfortunately it also took most of the finish with it. I've ordered some color tone satin nitro spray lacquer from stewmac. I was going to tape off the better looking finish and try a thin coat or two of that and blend. What stain do you recommend?





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Old 04-09-2017, 10:29 PM
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If you wipe it with a damp cloth, does the colour match, if so, then you just need to put clear coats on it, if the colour does not match (very distinctive mis-match) then you need to add a stain to the mix

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Old 04-09-2017, 10:35 PM
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It doesn't look stained to me.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:00 PM
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Yeah, I'm thinking it's not stained. If I rub water on it, it looks perfectly matched. So hopefully the nitro spray will save it.


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Old 04-10-2017, 06:40 AM
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No. nitro is mostly clear(-ish) that wood is stained.

If you aren't familiar with the finer points of stain, finishing etc you might want to take it to someone to fix.
That's rosewood, isn't it? I think it is not stained. Nobody stains rosewood.
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