Teflon Fret Dam

Teflon Fret Dam

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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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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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4.0

I'd buy again, but.........

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Like another reviewer, I had a terrible time with static build-up on the dams when inserted in the fret slots. Most of the sawdust I was trying to patch with ended up stuck all over the Teflon dam. They worked a little better if I dropped them in a cup of water first and then dried them off. Humidity in my shop is about 55%, and I don't seem to have other static issues. Something with a little carbon filler in it might be better or even Teflon coated metal pieces. I'm not saying they didn't work for me....they did. They kept the filler out of the slots, but required several attempts to fill even minor spots.

5.0

Anytime you don't want superglue to stick

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I've used it to repair chipped out fret slots, but also comes in handy anytime you don't want superglue to stick to something. Might last forever, as you can wipe/scrape it off and use it over and over again.

5.0

Thicker than I expected

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the sheet was thicker than I expected, not a bad thing, a serious product.

5.0

As advertised!

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Product works exactly as advertised! I use it as a dam in fret slots when using CA glue to repair chips in fretboards. Works great!

5.0

Works great!

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and plenty to go around.

5.0

good stuff

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Good stuff for patching when fret tare-out occures

5.0

Teflon Fret Dam

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Great stuff ! ! ! It made the re-fretting and re-finishing jobs a LOT EASIER. Keep the new products coming.

5.0

Hot Dam!

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Exactly what is needed for the task. One piece did the whole job. Even with binding, one piece can be trimmed down as you work across the neck towards the nut.

5.0

Fret Dam

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Worked great. Kept the fret slots relatively free of glue. Removed easily when done. Very useful for refret work.

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.

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