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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'll never try anything on my guitar again : /

So I tried to fix my DiMarzio cliplocks with some Super Glue, I didn't realize how strong it was.. Some glue got on the side of the guitarhorn so I took some paper to get it off.. The paper stuck immediatly..
I was a bit scared but got reliefed when I got it all away with a coin, puh.. And it solved the problem with the cliplock.. So then I start playing my guitar and feel a "dry" spot on the top of the neck where the fretmarkers are, I figured a drop of glue had got there and I picked up the coin again (soooo stupid, but I didn't know it was that sensitive) but with the glue came the clearcoat on the fretboards side and there is a dry spot there now. You can both see it and feel it (it's on the 7th fret)..
I don't like myself very much right now. I own one guitar, that's it.
Mine, my own, my precious, my "wounded" .. :/

Don't try this at home.
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3 little words dude, CLEAR NAIL VARNISH ... gradually build it up,and it should be ok once done,Of course take ur time and all will become well again

And you'll get a joy joy feeling for fixing it ;-)

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There is a way to fix it !? :O
Got to try that.. Thank you!
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no problemo dude :-)

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No nail polish. Not only is it brittle but it also yellows with age. CA [superglue] is the fix [if you had left it on and shaved it with a razor or micro-sanded it we wouldn't be having this discussion ]
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Dare i argue,I have used nail varnish for years,it's easy to work and covers my Les Paul and Rg7620

Rich bare in mind that Shuperglue that caused this in the first place

Granted i tend to just dab it on as a short term fix,I was just thinking of the ease (i.e. little brush,easy to apply and wipe off) and you can't glue things to things !!! unless your a talented fool :-)

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No, the problem is in how it was removed

CA is the standard accepted material for modern clear coat fixes. On a neck you could use tung oil too.
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No, the problem is in how it was removed

CA is the standard accepted material for modern clear coat fixes. On a neck you could use tung oil too.
one of my buds who worked at the gibson custom shop uses superglue religously. For nutslots, everything you can think of. Nail varnish yellows especially around tobbaco smoke
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Nail polish also yellows badly with UV exposure [ultra violet, not Universe ]
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No nail polish. Not only is it brittle but it also yellows with age. CA [superglue] is the fix [if you had left it on and shaved it with a razor or micro-sanded it we wouldn't be having this discussion ]
It could help if I put on new glue and shave it with a razor or micro-sand it? because it felt "dry" when it was one..my thumb stopped on the spot while sliding over it.. That would get better if I shaved it with a razor or something to make it thinner?

BTW, I really really appreciate your help guys. : )
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No, the problem is in how it was removed

CA is the standard accepted material for modern clear coat fixes. On a neck you could use tung oil too.

I'll have to give it a try then,The next dink i get

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hey Mr.NiceGuy,
what you mean "fixing my Cliplock"? what happened to it?
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hey Mr.NiceGuy,
what you mean "fixing my Cliplock"? what happened to it?
I was referring to the screw not sitting tight in the horn..
It didn't fit in the first place : /
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oh man...
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It could help if I put on new glue and shave it with a razor or micro-sand it? because it felt "dry" when it was one..my thumb stopped on the spot while sliding over it.. That would get better if I shaved it with a razor or something to make it thinner?

BTW, I really really appreciate your help guys. : )
At this time I'd just put a little tung oil on it. Working with CA isn't the easiest thing, tung oil much easier, wipe on, wipe off.

If you used the Dimarzio screws that's why it was too loose, much smaller diameter. Either buy longer screws, use a toothpick or wood fill first, or use the original Ibanez screws and nix the metal sleeve.
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