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Removing Binding

MikeRi24

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I'm re-finishing a project LP of mine, and I'd like to take the binding off before i paint it. Whats the best way to go about doing this? Heat it up and peel? just try and pry it off?
 

RRfireblade

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In a nut shell , that's how you do it. You think putting it back on AFTER the finish is going to be easier ?

:)
 

Caretaker

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TRUST ME, start taping. You DON`T want to remove it. It does not come off well and a new binding job is the worst, most expensive job there is. I`d rather do a fret job than a binding job.
 

MikeRi24

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well, I guess I have an appointment with a roll of tape and a razor....it you'll excuse me haha
 

Dana Olsen

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GRIN -

Hey Mike - what they're not telling you is this: binding SHRINKS when you take it off - you CAN'T just glue it back on and expect that it'll look the same and fit the same as it did before you took it off.

You'll then find that you can't just inlay a couple short pieces to "fill" the spaces, you just have to start over and re-bind the whole enchilada, and as Careteker says, it's a real PITA.

Taping and scraping for an hour is MUCH EASIER and MUCH FASTER than re-binding.

Good luck, Dana O.
 

MikeRi24

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Oh I had planned on replacing it all with new stuff anyway. I may just paint right over it even.
 

Ayrton

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When you install binding, you scrape it flush with the body. So painting first, then installing binding wont work.

Tape up the wider part, and after you color coat, scrape the edge carefully to remove over spray, and then clear.
 

scott

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because taping over it just right and painting around it is gonna be a PITA
If you think thats a PITA just try to take that binding off. Youll have a whole new understanding of the term pain in the ass.
 




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