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Trade Secrets!

Fixing a small chip in your guitar's finish

Issue 174 September 27, 2012

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine demos three of his favorite finish repair tips: 1. Super glue drop fills. 2. Frank Ford's razor blade trick. 3. Strip-sanding with fingertip pressure.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkMatching the guitar's blue finish with ColorTone Stains
  • checkmarkPlacing the finish exactly with drop-fill toothpicks
  • checkmarkHot Tip! Finish buildup leveled with a razor blade
  • checkmarkStrip sanding, then wet sanding with a rubber block