Chip in lacquer

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  1. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Most Honored Senior Member

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    Sally Hansen Hard as Nails

    Ingredients. Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Camphor, Benzophenone-1, D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725).



    Nitrocellulose Lacquer composition

    A lacquer composition consisting of one half to one pound nitrocellulose and one half to one pound of varnish gum dissolved in one gallon of a solvent mixture comprising 10% . diacetone alcohol, 10% hexahydrophenol, 30% ethyl acetate, 25%, benzol, and 25% toluol.
     
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  2. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Clear nail polish is nitro lacquer.
    Just paint some on and leave it if you want to stabilize it.
    If you want it to match the height of the surrounding finish, you'll need to build it up and finish it down with sanding, etc.
    Clean real well with naphtha first.
    Don't you just love getting 50 different kinds of advice?
    I can tell you, though, I have bought and sold dozens of guitars and this is exactly the kind of repair I've done many times so I can get the most out of a sale.
     
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    I use this successfully on my Strat Plus that has experienced severe fretboard edge chipping.
    Do what @charlie chitlin said.
     
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    Yup - exactly what the last few posts have said. Clear nail polish for the win.
     
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    This looked like an interesting possible alternative to superglue. Advantage is you can spread it as you wish and/or wipe the excess till you get the coverage exactly as you want it. It doesn't harden until you hit it with the UV light. You can apply it in layers with virtually no wait time between them, and sand it when you're finished.

    https://notaglue.com/pages/show-me-how

    And you won't glue your fingers together! (which is all I've ever managed to do with SG!!)
     
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    Nail polish for the win!

    Toluol for the buzz!
     
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    Thx for all the suggestions.
    Ended up using clear nail top coat -
    Another piece broke off as i brushed it on.
    What’s the best thing to “sand” it down?
     

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    I have used clear nail polish for such repairs and it works perfectly. Acrylic nail polish is extremely hard, readily available, easy to apply, and cheap.;)
     
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    Here's my 1999, bought new. Doesn't hurt it a bit

    20201122_205406.jpg
     
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    That is a little bit worse than mine, but I’d bet it doesn’t hurt the playability or sound.

    @SonOfLerome
    I used about 600 grit wet sandpaper on mine, just remember to glob a few coats of clear nail polish on ( I used Sally Hansen’s ) and let dry and harden between coats. The solvents in the new coat will dissolve right into the old coat. Then polish with very fine wet sandpaper.
     
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    Don't think I'd like that. :thumbd:

    Isn't sprinkled with salt and malt vinegar more traditional? :p
     
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    Clear nail polish.
     
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    I use 2000 wet & dry on a small wooden block.
    Soak it well before hand and keep it wet.
    Then automotive rubbing compound.
     
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    It’s easy to fix, but also pointless to.
     
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    It ended up spreading so just put a bit of nail polish over it, works nicely
     
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    It will still spread. Next time try liquid skin, it’s better than nail polish.
     
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    Addendum to my earlier post about Bondi. Showed it to my gal and she pointed out that that's exactly the stuff she uses to do her gel nails..right down to the UV light.

    They not only make the gel nail polish, but they actually sell, at much less cost than Bondi or the polish, the actual gel that is used to build the nail and that is "self settling". Comes in 2 oz jar for about 8 bucks I think. Ordered a jar for my workbench. Should last me the rest of my lifetime.
     
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    I use Bondi as well.
    I am thrilled with the stuff.
    Used it to repair my aluminum storm door so it’s STRONG,

    But I used the Sally Hansens on my Plus because It was pre-Bondi
     
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    Leave it. Play the guitar & know that using something means wear & tear. When you're finished with the guitar call the wear & tear a professional/realistic relic job, then ask twice as much as the same model in mint condition.
     
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    Respraying is easy. If you want to upskill buy a mini compressor and spray gun and some lacquer.

    I resprayed my car and motorbike because I spoke to a dude who owned his own spray painting shop and his exact words were "a Monkey could do it". He was right. I just did a search on YouTube.
     
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