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Bass Top repair

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Randyt, Dec 8, 2011.


  1. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    I have attached a pic of my bass top... as you can see beside the $0.25 piece, there is a hole.
    It started out as a soft spot in the top...but I pushed my finger nail through it and found a little cavity...how should I fill this in?...and with what product?...maybe build on multiple layers of varethane, 2 stage epoxy?...
    any information would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
    Randy

    *btw the way...the top finish is a wax/oil/penetrant product*
     

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  2. Serek_Basses

    Serek_Basses Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    you may be able to build it up with CA, it'll dry clear and sand smooth.
     
  3. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    Thanks Mad Phingers...but what is CA?
     
  4. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Superglue.
     
  5. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    mikeyswood...have you used superglue in the past...I just want to be really sure before I start this..I dont want to screw this up.

    Thanks

    CA...Clear Acrylic???...maybe?
     
  6. CA=cyanoacrylate=Krazy Glue
     
  7. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    Thanks for the help...looks like I will give the crazy glue a try

    Randy
     
  8. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    it turned out perfect...used the krazy glue...built up multiple layers,,,sanded with 1000 grit sand paper...had to colour the top of glue area with permanent yellow/ brown marker...then a couple coats of wax...bingo...good as new!!

    thanks for the help!
    Randy
     

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