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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Cleaning up after sloppy fretwork: fixing chips in the fingerboard

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Teflon Fret Dam

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By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The right tool for repairing fretting chip out.

Quality products

By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 06, 2012

Quality products


By Gilton ss from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 23, 2012

muito bom e util tambem


By Danny Clayburn from Albuquerque, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 06, 2012

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!

The Perfect Solution

By The Perfect Solution from Lafayette, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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.

Does the job.

By P.A. Roiron (Guitares-Roiron) from Lyon, France
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 09, 2012

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

Work Cleaner

By Mike T. from North Carolina, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 15, 2011

As stated before this stuff has many uses, but all in all if you use glue this can make your work cleaner.

I use this stuff for so many other things

By Norman Letendre from Newington, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 03, 2011

This stuff is great for sticking in the fret slot to dam up sawdust and super glue but I find myself grabbing a sheet or two out of my tool box all the time. Protecting/shimming clamping cauls from glue, sliding magnets, slippery shims sanding block spacersà????? I canÆt remember all of the uses but I have several sheets handy at all times

Mixed Feelings

By Middleton Guitars from Southern California
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It fits the slot well and cleans up nice after use, but I'm having a real problem with this material carrying a serious static-charge. Half of the time it removes the dust I just carefully placed into a divot for repair! I have better luck using the "fret slot depth gauge" as the spacer.

Handy stuff for fretwork

By Rick J from Powhatan, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 25, 2011

Great for filling chips, also when patching steam holes left after resets. Given you can reuse the stuff - because the CA won't stick to it - the sheet Stewmac sends will get you through countless fret jobs. Inexpensive time-saver.

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