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 Post subject: Faker repair/resto
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:59 pm 
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* from a generic project post a while back...
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How it was sold at auction to a friend of mine... he had it for nearly a year, and gathered a few parts, but nothing else...

seen here as I got it...
http://www.indysworld.com/guitars/Projects/Faker1/

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The black inlays had been put in by a previous owner by chipping away the poly, and popping out the original inlays, and then putting in wood inlays painted black. then they coated the entire fretboard with a coat or 2 of new poly. unfortunately, the left the partially chipped away mess of poly underneath, and it was about 20 coats thick, so the feel was less than optimal, and looked shoddy...

so I carefully removed all the old poly on the fretboard with a slow hand and a good wood chisel to pop up the old stuff... (I would rather not ever do that again...) and I put about 12 new coats of poly over the fretboard, and it's all uniform now... not ideal in a few places, but 1000x better than it was....

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I also repaired where the fretboard had started to seperate from the neck, and proceeded to fill all the holes with wood, and repair some damage at the jack mounting... (reminded me of the movie Hellraiser...)

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the last 2 are how it sits today, waiting for new black paint before I continue...

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 Post subject: Re: Faker repair/resto
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I taped off the binding on the front and finally got a coat of gloss black on it. but part of the area where I had filled by the control cavity didn't want to take any paint... so now I'll have to wait for it to dry and check out that area and see what I can do....

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 Post subject: Re: Faker repair/resto
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I like it so far. I also like your old Iowa license plate that starts with MB for McBrat that is in the first hellraiser picture!

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 Post subject: Re: Faker repair/resto
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:41 am 
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yyzrondo wrote:
I like it so far. I also like your old Iowa license plate that starts with MB for McBrat that is in the first hellraiser picture!


nice coincidence, but the MB on the license plate was not planned, and really, there's nothing behind "McBrat" other than my name is Mick and I drive a Subaru Brat occasionally and my first internet forums were Subaru based... so I just carried the same name everywhere...

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 Post subject: Re: Faker repair/resto
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:01 am 
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Im perticularly impressed with the cocktail toothpicks and I think you should leave them on the finished product. :D
I can see that the neck looks way better than before - I'll consider that an excellent example of perseverance.


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