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Input needed on dealing with paint chips.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Digiplay, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Digiplay

    Digiplay Tele-Afflicted

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    This Thread is really geared towards those 60 years old and above (because the were teens/older in the 60's :) ), but any age members input will be truly appreciated!


    When you guys were teens/older back in the 60's, and whenever you chipped a painted Telecaster/Stratocaster, do you remember if you touched them up, or did you leave the chips au naturel?
     
  2. BryMelvin

    BryMelvin Friend of Leo's

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    lol when I was a teen back in the sixties I couldn't afford both a fender guitar and a good amp.

    The Princeton reverb won.

    I had a Cruccianelli 330 copy and a Sivertone Archtop.

    When lacquer cracked on the 330 type I left it. When the silvertone got dinged up I painted it metalflake purple and added a Dearmond pickup.
     
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  3. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    I read this from a thread the other day: A ding on a telecaster is mojo. A ding on a PRS subtracts $250.
     
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    I agree. A ding in a Tele or Strat is cool- why worry?
    It'll cost too much to repair anyway.
     
  5. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    The dings just stayed where they were - untouched
     
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    Yep, just left em, or put a sticker on it
     
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    How to deal with paint chips?

    Just add more!
     
  8. teleplayr

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    Back then people could send their guitars back to Fender to be refinished (if they could afford it).

    Other than that most players just lived with it.
     
  9. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Did whatever I could to disguise them and / or stop them spreading. Always have and still do. Often thought about getting a lightly relic’d guitar, which, I’m sure, I wouldn’t find the need to repair. I can’t get my head around my own thoughts on that one!
     
  10. Fenderdad1950

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    Back in the mid 60s, I was 14. I cut lawns to pay for a Duosonic. It destroyed a little tube Silvertone amp, but that's another story:D
     
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    Wrighty, when I'm playing in a group, I tend to play better if I have a guitar that's a bit banged up because I'm not woriied about bumping it into stuff.

    A pristine guitar stifles my...creativity ;)
     
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    Back in the 60s my guitar was an Airline from Montgomery Wards. The finish didn’t chip, it flaked off. I used shoe polish to cover the bare spots. (Hey I was 13)
     
  13. Wrighty

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    I must try that, perhaps I play c**p because I’ve got a nice guitar!
     
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