How to get out ferrules?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by JackButler, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. JackButler

    JackButler Supporting Member

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    So I am having a hardtail Strat painted and I can't get the string or thrubody/hardtail ferrules out for the life of me!
    I tried using a straigth screwdriver, then a perfect size socket and tapping with a hammer, didn't even budge. Maybe the old paint cured around them.
    Any advice or tricks?
     
  2. fullerplast

    fullerplast Senior Member

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    Heat them up gently with a soldering iron. It will soften the finish holding them in. Then use the techniques you mentioned.
     
  3. JackButler

    JackButler Supporting Member

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    Thanks, will try it!
     
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    Worked like a charm!
    Thanks so much for the tip!
     
  5. fullerplast

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    No problem....use the same technique putting them back in so you don't chip your new finish.:AOK
     

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