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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Headstock matching chip repair Reply with quote

A while back, cooter hooked me up and finished a headstock for me, he did a great job but when it arrived, I totally n00bed it and tried forcing bushings in that were too big. The result wasn't awful from 10 feet away, but after the recent success I had with matching the headstock for my vi, I thought I would try to fix this myself. Below are the images with tuners on, and off





Not pretty, so far I did a quick block sand to knock loose any paint chips, and now I get to the part where I need help. In Canada, we don't have reranch, which means I have to find a similar paint colour to touch up the tuners issues. After that, I am going to re-clear the top, and *maybe* try to find some bushing washers that can cover up any remaining scars.

Thoughts, opinions, and tips are more than welcome on technique, or possible bushings/washers that can make this neck look great again.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post it back to Cooter and enclose a napkin with a ";(" drawn on it in crayon, along with however many dollar-e-doos it costs.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be 60-70 usd to do that, and if I can find paint locally, I could do it for 10-15, plus build up my skills
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man you fucked up.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find some little chrome washers that fit the bushings and cover the chips. Maybe able to find something like that at an auto part store for engine dress up. Other than that, go to a hobby shop and see if they have some model paint that is close, or even go to a paint place and see if they can mix you up something close.

Them wounds are in the wrong spot for guitar mojo.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there are a tone of body shops around, so worst case I can get a sample size and just use that to fill the area. I looked up model car paint from testors and couldn't find a match unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vintage vibe. A lot of old necks get that treatment.

What color is that—IBM? It seems to vary. How close is Montana? You may find aerosol, but mixing is tough. Is nitro?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's stock surf green, I found a body shop supply store close by that can match paint, and watched an automotive touch up video. With luck I will have an update tmrw, looks pretty straight forward, and doesn't need to be perfect as the bushings will still cover some (see pic 1)

So far I went through 600-1000-2000 grit clear coat sand down to take care of some clear coat imperfections, more to come
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