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Rats! Dented curing body. Options for repair?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by milkshape, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. milkshape

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    Was test fitting components after making my first ever pick-guard and dropped two two knobs on the face. Now there is a dent and a slice in the finish. Finish layers are:
    Zinsser shellac primer
    Can of duplicolor red metal specs
    2 cans of minwax lacquer

    Had been curing since Wednesday AM, about 4 1/2 days.

    What are my options for repair? Do I need to go all the way down to the wood and build from primer?

    here's a shot prior to the bonehead maneuver,



    Rats!
     

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  2. michael0703

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    Drop fill maybe. Its easy and the minwax will melt into previous layers. Is the color missing?
     
  3. milkshape

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    Thanks michael0703

    Rookie finisher, this is the second one. Can you give more detail on drop fill? The dent
    still has color, the slice is lifiting a bit. Pics soon, I promise!

    Pics attached, hard to get good shots.

    I've often said the mark of someone who knows their stuff is not only in knowing what to do but what to do when things go wrong.
     

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  4. milkshape

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    So after some research I understand what a drop fill is. It looks like the color layer has been compromised at both spots. I can see some primer on the slice and it looks like the dent cracked the color.

    Wish I had those 10 seconds back,
     
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  5. michael0703

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    If it were mine i would try drop filling it first. The worst that can happen is you sand it off anyway. Its worth a try. I have repaired several goof ups in nitro this way. Since it remelts into the previous layers it makes a nice "patch". Then you can sand it and polish
     
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    Like you said it's worth a shot. I have some lacquer laying around I'll drop it on.

    I was surprised it was so brittle almost 5 days in. The knobs that got dropped are Mustang style knobs, not like tele domed or barrel knobs with a lot of mass.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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