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Old 03-25-2020, 09:15 PM
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Default Emerald label came loose

I have a 2016 X7 and the label has come loose. I donít know if this is common, but I would like to reattach it. Iím sure if I ever try to sell it that the buyer would expect there be one there.

I suspect that the texture of carbon fiber weave on the inside of the guitar poses some issues for gluing paper to it.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?

Did you re-attach the label?

What glue did you use?
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:32 AM
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Contact Emerald ..they know stuff

https://emeraldguitars.com/get-in-touch/
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:46 AM
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Loose label in a different guitar: used rubber cement--light coat.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:13 AM
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Mine came off my 2013 X20 in 2015. I plan to put it on again sometime, but haven't got around to it yet. I still have it sitting in the soft case pocket.

Probably my fault for playing the guitar too much.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:24 AM
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Sorry to hear yours has come loose! We use a contact adhesive, but its very similar to a 3m spray adhesive (super 77 i believe, however im sure a similar spray adhesive would do the trick just as well). The trick is to spray on, wait untill its almost touch dry and add a very light additional coat and then apply to inside your guitar with some firm pressure. Let me know if you need anything else
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:53 PM
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Has this ever happened to anyone else?
My 2018 X7 also has a 'barely hanging on' label, threatens to fall off every time I notice it. Timely thread, thanks for it!

Guess I need to get some 3M Super 77 Adhesive ($10 for a can at Home Depot https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-16-75...7-24/100067550) when it's safe to go out again. Hopefully I can think of other uses for the remaining product after reattaching the label with a schpritz or two...
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:52 PM
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Sorry to hear yours has come loose! We use a contact adhesive, but its very similar to a 3m spray adhesive (super 77 i believe, however im sure a similar spray adhesive would do the trick just as well). The trick is to spray on, wait untill its almost touch dry and add a very light additional coat and then apply to inside your guitar with some firm pressure. Let me know if you need anything else

Great! I happen to have a can of the 3M Super 77. Iíll give it a try.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:04 PM
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Quick! Slap a Taylor label in there and freak people out. First it was V-class and now carbon fiber! Has Andy Powers gone completely out of control?

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Quick! Slap a Taylor label in there and freak people out. First it was V-class and now carbon fiber! Has Andy Powers gone completely out of control?

Tony
LOL...that's great !!
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:42 AM
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The label in my X10 has lifted half way off. I suspect if I brush against it, it will fall off.

I really don't want to spray an aerosol adhesive inside my guitar and blast everything with overspray.

I wonder if CA would harm the back of the label.

I use a lot of CA. For delicate applications I'll use veterinary syringes that I get at the local farm store. I use a Dremel cutoff wheel to square off the sharp end of the needle. This allows delivering a single drop of CA to hard to reach places without making a mess.
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:00 PM
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I've not had a loose label problem. My problem with Emerald labels is where they're placed in the off-set hole guitars. I suspect the placement would make it difficult to re-attach a loose label but I'm more bothered by the obscurity of the label.

For what it's worth, I think the label should be clearly, and proudly displayed. For my taste, it could be smaller and maybe a bit flashier.
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Does it make you wonder what else is wrong with the $$$$$ guitar. Emerald needs to get on this. I've played old Martin guitars with the label firmly attached. My 20 year old Taylor label looks about the same as the day I purchased it two decades ago.
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I it could be smaller and maybe a bit flashier.
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:20 AM
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Although itís clearly not the end of the world, Emerald clearly needs to work this out. Most conventional guitars donít have this kinda problem to contend with even after decades and decades. This really shouldnít be happening. Again, I know itís not the end of the world, but still...
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I really don't want to spray an aerosol adhesive inside my guitar and blast everything with overspray
I think youíre meant to spray the back of the label when itís out of the guitar.
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