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As this is a keeper, I though Id have a bash at doing it myself. Went to toolstation this morning for some low viscosity superglue, With the aid of a cotton bud stick cut int a sharp point applied the glue, scraped off the excess with a razor blade, left it a few hours, bit of wet n dry and then applied the paint, Not perfect by any means, resigned myself to the fact that im never going to match the mirror like factory finish (although it looks much worse in the pic).
Not bad for an outlay of about a fiver.
And after - Looks much more mottled than it is -camera flash's fault
And a more lifelike one with dry paint and the flash disabled, all in all im very happy with it. Not perfect but hey ho! The crack is completely invisible, thats the main thing.
And one more from the other side, see - its gone!
Last edited by jonnyburgo; 8th October 2012 at 02:49 PM.
Bloody hell, that's a superb job! If ever something like this happened to one of mine I'd have some confidence towards giving it a go now. Good work mate
Looks great and super job with the masking!
If you let the paint harden for a couple of weeks then take t-cut to it, it'll smooth out and shine up that overspray. Just don't work it in too hard!
Nice Job Jon....looking good
Very nice. I've seen worse "professional" repairs than that!
As ESChap said, let it fully harden then T-Cut it, and it will be all but invisible.
"Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand" - Homer Simpson
That is a very good job indeed.
You should be chuffed.
For anyone else looking into such repairs, look up images of the necks on repaired Gibsons (or just covering flaws) with 'stingers'. Some of them look cool as all heck and leave the guitar very playable.
Not that that repair is not very nicely executed. Just a bit of elbow grease when the finish hardens. Well done.
Thanks guys and thanks to those that gave me advice over the weekend, I couldnt have have done it widowtchas
In the 60's Gibson frequently sprayed a dark area at the heel and behind the nut at the top of the back of the neck on their Sunburst ES's ... not a stinger as such just a "blend" area of the sunburst very dark brown over the brown grain filled mahogany .... In fact I've got a '67 cherry with darker areas of cherry in the same places .. perhaps they were anticipating making the inevitable warranty repairs easier?