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I Dropped My Geetar...

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by rwhite219, May 20, 2016.

  1. rwhite219

    rwhite219 Tele-Meister

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    about a year ago when my strap lock failed and this happened. Not super bummed but i would like to know if there are any ways to stop it from continuing to grow. Post some pics of yours bruised buddy and/if you made an attempt to prevent further chipping or repair altogether. there's gotta be some good damage stories out there.
     

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  2. harold h

    harold h Friend of Leo's

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    Superglue will keep it from spreading.
     
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  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    That's terrible...reminds me of the time my strap slipped off and my maple-bodied G&L smashed my big toe. Strap locks forever after that day, but still no shoes. No pics of my big toe, but my guitar was fine...
     
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  4. rwhite219

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    so simply but so smart. doing it now thanks!
     
  5. Mr Green Genes

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    Harold is right.
     
  6. rwhite219

    rwhite219 Tele-Meister

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    i super glued the s*** out of it
     
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  7. Tony Done

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    Coincidently, I was doing some superglue finish repairs just about the time of your first post. I use it to fix dings in poly and water-based lacquer, not for nitro though.
     
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    I just dropped my groovy DeArmond M73/SG/Polara thing.
    Put a big ol' nasty gouge on it's lower waist.
    I thought I was immune!
    I haven't dropped one in decades.
    Oh well, I'll try the superglue trick.
    Gracias!
     
  9. rwhite219

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    Clear nail polish works too :cool:
     
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    Whatever you do, don't pick at it! You'll get an infection.
     
  11. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Must be 1000 guys on this site slathering to make you an offer for that fine relic job lol.
    But seriously, what's the dark wood underneath? Looks interesting. Might be worth stripping it.
     
  12. joy-z

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    Which brand strap lock was it?
     
  13. Coach56

    Coach56 One of the Boys

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    I give you my 1990 American Strat Plus. Given to me new as a present from my Mom and Brother, gigged for many years without incident. And then one day my youngest daughter, a fierce guitar player in her own right had a really important school recital that she was to perform at.

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    I told her "Take the Strat!". She set it on a chair, another kid bumped into it, next thing I know I am getting a call from the teacher who is mortified this happened on her watch. My response, well she is going to inherit it someday so no big deal. And yes, I died inside a little bit that day, lol.
     
  14. rwhite219

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    It's a 2002 American series so whatever wood they used then. Ash maybe?
     
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    Man those are some big chunks taken out.
     
  16. Toto'sDad

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    What do you use to touch up a small nitro ding?
     
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    Well, I've always told my kids, "If your going to do it, do it all the way!" In my case I believe it actually fell off the stage and into the orchestra pit. I was just happy there was no damage to the neck.
     
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    I'd love to know how to touch up a nitro ding. I have a gibson with a nice deep gouge in the back that's been there for 20 years. Hasn't grown, and I have never really been inclined to do anything about it. Now that I'm starting to tinker with my first tele build, I'm feeling ambitious and would love to "fix" the gibson.
    Funny story about the gouge: my mother knocked down with a vacuum cleaner when I was in high school (now it lives in it's case, it used to live in a stand). She was vacuuming my room in the AM, while I was asleep... hungover.... she was just doing it to piss me off, or teach me a lesson or something. Lesson learned: keep nice guitar in case.
     

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  19. jpjr50

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    My strap was wrapped around my office chair (didn't notice), moved the chair and heard the crash. After seeing the damage, I picked up the black pieces off the floor and puzzled what I could back onto the guitar with super glue. It's not as bad but it has vibe now.

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  20. Tony Done

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    Nail varnish, and you can colour-match if need be. Ordinary superglue reacts with nitro and leaves witness lines. Apparently odourless superglue, which is expensive, works fine, and is also good for crack repairs where a nitro finish is involved.
     
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