Finish damaged due to strap lock

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  1. MilwMark

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    That’s not going anywhere.
     
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    That's the starting point to taking the finish off if you were wanting to remove finish. It wont go anywhere if it doesn't have a starting point that has separated from the wood.
    Not to mention the sweat and gunk, dirt that could accumulate in there over the coming years. If it was just rubbed bare with a smooth edge that's a different story.
     
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    another resource for coloured paint is Testors car model paint

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    Use some nail polish on it, or super glue, to keep it from getting worse, and buy some of those felt washers that fit between the body and strap button...cheap preventive measure.
     
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    Yes, that's what looks like.
    to strengthen the wood and the screw thread, I'd drop some CA Glue down that hole and let it cure.
    after that put a red Grolsch Beer washer before the Strap lock and re-install.

    I would not try to match & paint the whole affair as 97.5% won`'t match up after all.
    ok, I just made up the percentage....but I stand by it. :D
     
  6. Chunkocaster

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    You could try chewing on some Hubba Bubba and shoving that in there for a quick fix. That stuff sets hard and sticks like chit to a blanket.

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    I'd take off the dreaded strap locks, replace with big, fat buttons, a beefy leather strap and some Grolsch washers...….

    Then I'd never think about it again. :D
     
  8. yamlayukni

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    Recommendation for bigger buttons than the Schaller S-Locks?
    I need something quite big.
     
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    $6k??? There's one on eBay right now for less than $3.8k. And a handful for $2.5k, as well.
     
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    At your level of experience, I doubt that you can do an invisible repair.

    The good news is that nobody will notice it. It will be hidden by your strap. And think about how hard it is to see from a few meters away.

    If it was mine, I would not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. A drop of nail polish with a close color match would be very hard to see unless you were close up and looking for it. Or just cover it up with a larger washer.
     
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    Nice bass! Needs to be played hard.

    Now I have a challenge for you: Play that bass (with the strap on and plugged to the amp) and if you manage to see the chip while playing, please post a video and report here, that would make thousands of views on YouTube.
    :cool:
     
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    That's what I did years ago to one of my strats that had similar damage. Actually I used a round dot of fuzzy velcro that was just big enough to cover up the spot, and also added a little bit of cushioning. Many many years later it's still on there.
     
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    6k?

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    Holy cow, the damage in the second picture makes it look like a deliberate act. Are the electronics are functioning correctly? If that guitar was slammed down like a wizard's staff on the strap button, I'd also be a bit concerned about internal damage. Regardless, on a guitar of that cost, I wouldn't attempt the repair myself.
     
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    Exactly! Grolsch washers are all I use.
     
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    To me it looks like the guitar took a large hit on the button. If the instrument is that valuable AND the blemish bothers you that much then find a pro that you trust and can do the repair properly.
    I’ve got a C-50s strat that has a chunk of finish that came off at the neck pocket. It’s probably 3/16x5/16. I’ve got the piece because it came off intact.
    It doesn’t change the tone, playability, or the value of the guitar
     
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    make a leather washer
     
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    Nail polish isn't going to fix that.
    The guitar is finished with a Tinted Clear coat.
    You can clearly see the grain and that 2 pieces of wood were used to make the body.

    You'd need to find someone to do something like this.

     
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    Red sharpie.
     
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