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.

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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.

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Teflon Fret Dam

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time saver on chips

By guitarwoodrat from Cumberland Gap, Tn
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 17, 2014

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

great washers too

By Kelly T from dededo,guam
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.

dam your work

By jiROck Custom from Philippines
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 26, 2013

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

Handy stuff to keep in the shop

By Billy M from Baker, LA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 20, 2013

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!

Very nice

By Kennebec Instrument & Amplifier from Augusta, ME
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 20, 2013

A very useful material

Great product.

By Nick Slusarczyk from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Very useful to have on hand!

Time saver

By Fleer from Imperial, Mo.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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

must have for the tool box

By Frank91 from Wisconsin U.S.A.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013

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

life saver

By robertmaster from Hungary, EU
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 27, 2012

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

Great idea

By Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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

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