Finish question

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  1. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    One of my guitars has some blemishes under the finish (I think it is nitro) on the headstock. Some spots where you can see the wood beneath. This would not normally be a big deal, but the headstock is black so the blemishes show up very easily. I thought it would be fairly easy to touch up once I get through the finish.
    What is the best way to accomplish this? I'd like to try and do it myself if possible. I'd even be up for something to use over the finish (if there is such a thing).
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Scott Auld

    Scott Auld Staff Member

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    I'm sure I would ruin it if I tried to do that myself. I would have to take it to someone.

    There are others here that know how to do what you want to do, maybe they'll chime in. Call this a free bump :)

    Good luck.
     
  3. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    post some pics if you can....
     
  4. brad347

    brad347 Member

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    There's always the "Steinway touch-up kit" (black sharpie) :D
     
  5. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    Right. But will that stay on the finish?
    Wouldn't it just wipe off?
    Maybe you are just joking.
    It is a cheapie guitar, so I'm not very concerned about how it is done. I just want the headstock to look uniform.
     
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    I was just joking, but since you're not--

    I've used sharpie over lacquer before and it stayed on there fine once it dried. Wouldn't hurt to try it at least, right?
     
  7. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    I'll try that. It sure is alot cheaper than taking it to someone.
    Thanks for the tip.
     
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