Recommend a good nail polish color for me

Kmaxbrady

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Did a crown and level on my baja tele the other day, when I pulled the tape the finish chipped off in a couple places. I applied some clear nail polish the wife had in her supply. It seems to be working well, but I’d like to find a color that matches the slight tint of the neck. Anyone tried this before and can recommend a color?
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kuch

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Shucks, I thought this was going to be about women's lipstick and nail polish.... RED please..... ;)

Sorry but I don't have any ideas of colors for your fretboard.
I would recommend these things for your future fret work, better for me than using tape. I've used a hairband wrapped around the neck to keep them in place.

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charlie chitlin

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Woah...
Serious adhesion issue there.
Neck lacquer shouldn't come off with tape.
I assume you used low tack painter tape.
Anyway...I do a LOT of touchups with nail lacquer and don't know of any gradations of clear.
You might have to try mixing.
A dab of brown, maybe.
 

birdawesome

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Stewmac touch-up lacquer pens. They do the thing! I’ve used them in the past for smaller blemishes, so not sure how it’ll look here. But, it’s real lacquer in a variety of colors. One is tinted for ages lacquer like is on most/many (maple) guitar necks
 

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Wow, the finish should not come off that easily.
I would leave it alone and just call it "mojo"
 




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