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Teflon Fret Dam

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For cleaner refret jobs!
Pulling old frets can chip a fretboard: keep the slots clean and glue-free for repairs.

It's hard to avoid a few fingerboard chips when pulling out old frets. A piece of this .020" non-stick Teflon® in the fret slot will help keep your epoxy or super glue out of the slot as you replace or fill the chips. It pulls out easily after the glue is dry. You'll do a cleaner job, save work, and make refretting easier. The .020" x 6" x 6" (.508mm x 152.4mm x 152.4mm) sheet can be trimmed with scissors to the re-usable sizes you need.

A word from Grit Laskin, the King of Inlay:
"My inlay work frequently necessitates large cavities shockingly near to fret slots. In the past, I had no choice but to let epoxy spill over into the slot, requiring me to melt it out, afterward, with a heated saw tip. Then, along came my new best friend, StewMac's Fret Dam. This saves me so much work and completely eliminates the potential for accidental damage of the fret slots, the inlay or the fretboard binding. Now, I won't do a single inlay project without it!"

Teflon® is a registered trademark of DuPont.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Cleaning up after sloppy fretwork: fixing chips in the fingerboard

Erick Coleman's got a neck to fix, including a broken peghead. One thing leads to another, and it turns out the toughest job is hiding the fretboard chips left by the last repairman to work on this guitar.

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5.0

Time saver

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I used this material to fill the fret slots around an elaborate pearl inlay while gluing. It saved a lot of time when it came to reslotting

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must have for the tool box

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works great for filling in too wide fret slots and fixing nicks. must have in your toolbox

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life saver

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Can not imagine how the old guys did the job without this stuff

5.0

Great idea

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One of those great, simple ideas, that would be difficult to source for the individual. Thanks StewMac, for making this available!

5.0

Cool!

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The right tool for repairing fretting chip out.

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Quality products

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Quality products

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teflon

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muito bom e util tambem

5.0

JUST GET IT!

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I was trying to find an alternative way to keep fretboard chip repair out of the fret slots... couldn't think of any so I ordered this 5 buck plastic sheet... glad I did! It works perfectly... none of the dust/glue mixture made it in to any slots, it pulled out really easily, makes a really clean & neat repair and I there is enough (and its reusable) to keep me set for life!

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The Perfect Solution

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I am doing a fret job on one of my Tom Anderson's and needed it to be perfect. Unfortunately here in Colorado fretboards are dry and even with heat and proper removal technique the chipouts can be ugly. Well, this Teflon material is amazing - using super glue and file dust to fill is simple and the strips (you cut to size) just slide away from the dried filler. The perfect solution.

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Does the job.

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No need to make long sentences, this item does the trick, and does it well.

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