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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Prestige Clear Coat Damage

Hey Guys,

I noticed two tiny chips of clear coat down to the wood at the top of my trem route from the inside of the route to just a tad bit outside of the face of the guitar. just enough if you know where to look.....Does anyone know the best solution in preventing the cracks or chips migrating even more and become more damaged.....

Its a 2005 3120F Dam.....2005. Its not cloudy after the cracks on the face just a clean chip...I thought a clear coat nail polish lightly brushed over may be enough to stop it in its tracks but would actual clear coat be a better choice to brush over to stop it cold?

BTW, I dont want to restain or refinish or cover....I like them. They are not big enough to notice except for myself and they are part of the guitars history and feel they should be there........

Rich....have you worked with this before?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Re: Prestige Clear Coat Damage

Clear nail polish dipped in with a toothpick. If you have a dark colored guitar, use a sharpie to darken the spots first.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Re: Prestige Clear Coat Damage

Nail polish will yellow, flake off, and make it hard to fix properly in the future. Use this instead:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Glues,_a...uper_Glue.html

The process is called a "drop fill", search and you should find plenty of info. There are some tech articles on the StewMac site too.
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Re: Prestige Clear Coat Damage

I put some on last night but didn't color over the chips......is it easy to take off without chipping further or do we leave it be....lol.....
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Re: Prestige Clear Coat Damage

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Nail polish will yellow, flake off, and make it hard to fix properly in the future. Use this instead:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Glues,_a...uper_Glue.html

The process is called a "drop fill", search and you should find plenty of info. There are some tech articles on the StewMac site too.

so will superglue... so will almost any other paint that odesnt have uv additives..... remember, we're talking about small chips in the finish, not huge dings requiring a full refinish.


py36 -> id say leave well enough now.
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so will superglue... so will almost any other paint that odesnt have uv additives..... remember, we're talking about small chips in the finish, not huge dings requiring a full refinish.


py36 -> id say leave well enough now.
Took it to my tech, he is going to refinish the two tiny spots, make em dissapear. I like dings and scars but I dont want ot risk it getting bigger......thanks for the suggestions guys....
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