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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-08-2004, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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best way to to fix high spots on some frets?

what i am asking is i have one RG that has a few spots that buzz more than other positions.
is there is real simple easy, do it yourself method of fixing these spots without having to get the whole thing dressed by a pro?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2004, 02:55 AM
 
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i dress frets by myself, all you need is a radius sanding block with proper radius, and some very fine sandpapers (1200 up).

have light touch, do not oversand, and sand out buzzing frets area only. then you have to crown leveled frets, i do it by hand with fine sandpaper, giving the fret a round profile by eye. of course it won't be as precise as a crowning file would, but it will work great.
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1200 is for taking light scratches out of paint

I use 320 and 400 for light cutting. 220 for deep cutting, then to 320 and 400, 600 to cleanup and then the fine grades just to polish.

I haven't written on the subject for one reason, that's alot of writing and I'm putting it off Best case scenario you acomplish the goal, worst case you do more harm than good. If it's just one fret that's choking it's usually because it's just a little high and a light to medium tap with a hammer will sort it out. Unfortunately sorting that one may mean you have to chase all the frets all the way up the fretboard the same way. Before I ever do a level the first thing I do is make sure all the frets are set by tapping them all evenly across the radius. I used to try and recomend working on your own fret problems but in retrtospect it really is better left to somebody that has at least some experience with it, which you can always get fooling around with a bunch of junk necks
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1200 is for taking light scratches out of paint
sorry, i forgot we have different standards.
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Could you elaborate? It would help me when I'm writing to know some of the Euro equivalents or things that differ so people don't screw up following my US advice
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Im in europe (the UK) and 1200 paper is seriously smooth here...I would use it for, as Rich said, to take light scratches out of paint.
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google came up with this:

http://www.greenvillewoodworkers.com/grit_chart.htm

US= CAMI ; European= FEPA

Now that's interesting.. never even thought of 2 different grit standards. That may also clear up some confusion in a topic about neck sanding I made a few months ago..

Here's a pretty good article:

http://www.i-car.com/html_pages/abou...02/072902.html
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So, nunos 1200 grit paper is about 700 US grit.
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As I said the 1200 i own is virtually flat, perhaps its US
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thanx Horstausmforst, you said clearly what i couldnt explain.
actually, i suggested using 1200 (US 700) instead of 800 (US 320) just to avoid any damage to the frets, in case you're not an experienced luthier.
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maybe i will buy dan erlewines dont fret book and a cheapo $99 fender bullet and finally learn to do the frets myself
but for right now all i want to do is get rid of a few(maybe 3) problem spots and dont want to spend $50 or whatever to have a pro do it
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...to spend $50 or whatever to have a pro do it
how cheap there in the USA.
here they would ask you about 130 euros at least.
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...to spend $50 or whatever to have a pro do it
how cheap there in the USA.
here they would ask you about 130 euros at least.
i meant just a partial fret dress
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pheew...
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google came up with this:

http://www.greenvillewoodworkers.com/grit_chart.htm

US= CAMI ; European= FEPA

Now that's interesting.. never even thought of 2 different grit standards. That may also clear up some confusion in a topic about neck sanding I made a few months ago..

Here's a pretty good article:

http://www.i-car.com/html_pages/abou...02/072902.html
Damn good stuff, and if that doesn't explain why this P graded wet or dry paper I have here cuts like crap!!!
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