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Waterslide decal to repair a guitar finish!


Issue 272 October 06, 2016



Chelsea Clark shows Dan Erlewine a clever trick: turning our aerosol guitar finish into a waterslide decal. This makes a great spot repair on this 25-year-old StewMac Dreadnought.
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About the guitar in this video: This guitar was built from our StewMac Dreadnought Kit 25 years ago.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkDrilling and plugging a hole in an ivoroid heel cap
  • checkmarkYellowing a patch of new binding to match the old binding around it
  • checkmarkA neat trick: spraying a custom-color decal to match any color
  • checkmarkBlending two aerosol cans to get an in-between color