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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

Just wondering if there s a way to buff out a scratch on the guitar. Scratch is just on the surface. Anyone know???
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

You can use polishing compounds from an auto parts store.

http://www.hellecaster.com/2012_02_01_archive.html?m=1
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

i should mention that it has gone through the clearcoat and through the colour :s
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any ideas?? anything. maybe take it to a luthier?
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

Ouch! One of those funky purple JP's?

I wonder how this would work.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tySvJV9Lq4Q

Probably best to try it on a cheap guitar.
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

Try finding a fingernail polish that matches the color as bet as possible.
This will make it less noticeable at least.
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

i had most luck with the micro mesh kit and than polish it out

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yes it s one of those funky jpxs brand new!!!! [email protected]$!# my life!!!!
i too thought about the nail polish. i have a feeling an experienced person could fix this very well. i would hope.
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

Well it's so fine, I would be inclined to use very thinned model paint and a syringe, let it wick in, then drop fill the same way with watery CA glue, then wet sand and buff to gloss. My 2 cents anyway.

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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

automotive paint marker maybe?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

You're sure it's through the color? Hard to tell from the pic. Have you tried wiping across the scratch with something like Prep-Sol (a wax/grease remover) or maybe a little mineral spirits? If it's just the clear, wetting it like that will let the color show through the scratch and let you know for sure.

If the scratch isn't that deep, you might be able to polish it out - but if it's all the way through the color, you're not going to buff it smooth without making it look even worse. Remember, you're going to have to make the surrounding area level with the BOTTOM of the scratch to make it go away if you're just buffing.

Your best bet then would be to match the base color as closely as possible, touch it up where its gone through, then fill the remaining scratch with super glue and wetsand and polish that smooth. Then you're not taking away any more of the surrounding clear than you need to, and the repair will be almost invisible.

If it's NOT through the color but the scratch is still fairly deep, fill with super glue, level the fill, wet sand, polish. Done.

Might wanna practice on something you don't love a couple of times before you have a go at the new JPM...
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I would suggest you enlist the help of a professional if you have the means.
If you do any DIY I would suggest the nail polish. DON'T try to buff it out yourself. It's on the back of the horn so that's a plus at least.
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Might wanna practice on something you don't love a couple of times before you have a go at the new JPM...
This! ^^^
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LMAO. Perfect!
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is there a way to buff out a scratch ?

ROTFL
thanx for the advise guys. I ll post propper pics after the repair.
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