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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hairline cracks at nut mounting anyone?

Hi all...I just bought a '90 RG770 and it seems to have the overtightened nut syndrome. All of my other Ibanezes from the same era are all fine, and therefore, is the first time I have to deal with this. The hairline cracks are minute ( one runs about 1/3" from one hole towards the headstock and the other runs like 3/4" from the other hole towards the body) and don't seem to affect the function/structure at all. Will this eventually develop into a problem?

I searched the forum and read the cracked neck repair tutorial on IbanezRules, however these cracks arent in spots where clamping the headstock would spread them for gluing. I toyed with the idea of just using thin cyanoacrylate glue that would penetrate the cracks then sanding but am hesitant. I was wondering if anyone had any fixes for this situation. Otherwise, I guess I'll leave well enough alone until it develops into something. Thanks for your time.
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Re: Hairline cracks at nut mounting anyone?

Use a new fresh bottle of extra thin CA. You'll get a little buildup and I usually sand it with 400 or 600, you'd probably need to go to an auto paint shop or hobby store to get the fine grits, not that I've looked at the big box stores for any, they might have it also.
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Re: Hairline cracks at nut mounting anyone?

Thanks Rich for the reply. Running out to get the CA glue now . Being that I used to moonlight as an automobile customizer, have plenty of sandpaper from 220 to 2000 left. Autozone is a good source for it if anyone is looking out there.Thanks again for the help.
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