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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

Great for Repairs and Inlays

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Do repairs without filling up the fret kerf. Great to use when you have epoxy inlays that span fret locations and kerfs are already cut. Glues and epoxies will not stick to it.

5.0

very useful

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perfect for fretslots but I also use it to hold a few drops of superglue on ti (it needs a lot more time to cure ) and then I'm taking it from there with a little piece of teflon so I can take how much I need and drop it precisely.

5.0

Handy material

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Fits fret slots well and works well.

5.0

Multi usage material.

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Works as stated for fret dams, can be reused several times. good for damming or flattening Cyano in many other apps.

5.0

lots of uses

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$5 may seem like a lot, but the square is pretty big and of course re-usable since nothing sticks to it!

5.0

time saver on chips

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These fret dams work well to keep your fret slots clean while being in a place that will leave you a good straight edge for replacing the fret after repairing the chipped edges on the side of fret slots that happen when pulling frets

5.0

great washers too

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Found a new use for mine, I used a ball peen hammer and pinged out washers for my stew mac guitar vise, much smoother operation now, in my opinion anyway.

5.0

dam your work

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i use for clamping so that glues wont stick on my clamps.

5.0

Handy stuff to keep in the shop

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Perfect to keep fret slots free from glue when repairing chips and tearout when doing refret jobs. Also good for mixing epoxy on, I have not found a glue that will stick to it. Flex it and the glue pops right off!

5.0

Very nice

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A very useful material

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