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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2008, 03:45:25 PM »
T-cut is a more abrasive compound.  I'd try the Auto Glym - is it Super Resin Polish?

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2008, 03:52:11 PM »
Veritas Chair doctor glue is a good one:
   Low viscosity lets it wick into tiny cracks.
   It dries clear.
   Bonds wood to metal or other hard materials.
   Comes with a syringe and 3 different injection needles.
   Chair Doctor glue can penetrate narrow cracks in chairs.
   If a chair has a loose rung, an injection of Chair Doctor Glue will first swell the rung & then bond it.

http://www.diytools.co.uk/diy/Main/sp-2-2300-37694-veritas-chair-doctor-glue-114ml.asp
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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2008, 04:11:03 PM »
T-cut is a more abrasive compound.  I'd try the Auto Glym - is it Super Resin Polish?

I used to use that on my motorbike - top stuff.  I hear that it shouldn't really be used on guitars as it makes fixing them very hard........... although it's on a couple of mine  :D

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2008, 04:42:20 PM »
We have some auto glym super resin polish and some paint renovator.

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2008, 04:50:33 PM »
Renovator, then polish.......... but not before glue  :D
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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2008, 01:00:09 PM »
I got an email back from the tech guy round here, this is what he said:

"70s guitars were normally finished in polyester lacquer which was generally applied thicker than the old cellulose lacquer and is also harder.  Polyester has a habit of cracking along joints and forming a few long splits over large areas (instead of 'crazing' like cellulose).
 
If it is polyester, a fall is likely to crack the lacquer due to sudden but slight movement or vibration of the wood because the lacquer doesn't give to accommodate this movement.  It doesn't necessarily mean the wood has actually split, but I would need to see the guitar to check if this is so.
 
Please let me know if you would like to bring it to the workshop for a check and I will advise you what's needed; whether its just a lacquer repair or anything else.  It is possible that the tech you spoke with is correct about inserting glue.  I can only give you a price on seeing the guitar, but it sounds as if it's likely to be under 50."


Sound about right? I think I might take it up to him in the week if the price and what he's said seem good :)

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2008, 01:34:04 PM »
I'd say he sounds reasonable, as does the price  :)

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2008, 01:35:29 PM »
Good reply from tech
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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2008, 01:38:53 PM »
Good stuff, I think I'll take it to him when I get my pig 90 installed, he seems quite thorough if his replies are anything to go by. Makes more sense to install the pig 90 first then get the neck sorted and a setup done otherwise I'll probably just undo a load of his setup work by taking off the strings etc to put the pickup in :P

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2008, 03:53:14 PM »
update on this, I've taken it to that tech now and I've just heard back from him today - he said there was a crack a lot of the way through but the neck appears to be held on pretty firmly. He's ran a load of superglue in and its solid now. Apparently some of the glue leaked out and made a mess of the finish so he's refinished the whole neck for free as it was his mistake! (he quoted 100 for that beforehand) :) Just hope the refinish is good quality - if not I guess it was free anyway so I could just take it somewhere else but I'm sure he'll be fine :P He's also grinding down/reshaping/polishing the upper frets because they dont sustain too well (I guess they're too high as they havent been worn as much as lower frets will) then giving it a full setup, smoothing out the nut slots etc. Hope it comes back playing well.
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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2008, 04:06:59 PM »
mmm, if it was superglue, couldn't he just have cleaned it off with acetone?
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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2008, 04:49:48 PM »
No idea, I guess he tried that first (as I'd allready said I couldnt afford a refinish) but it didnt work or something. Just hope he doesnt touch the headstock on the refinish too much. Had a few chips on it that looked pretty cool, I dont want all the mojo stolen :P

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2008, 04:51:38 PM »
Sounds like a tech worth keeping.
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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2008, 04:59:18 PM »
yep if his works good I'll definitely take my Epi over to him for a setup. The only guitars he had in the workshop when I went were acoustics but they played really nicely so he should be able to get the electrics playing just as well I'm guessing.

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Re: Pearl fell flat on its face today..
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2008, 08:26:50 PM »
Nice one Tom.  Pics and a review when it comes back  :)