Finish chipped on Santana Retro ~ help

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  1. Josef Antinucci

    Josef Antinucci New Member

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  2. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    I'd check stewmac.com
     
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    Josef Antinucci New Member

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    yeah... I think I may be stuck doing this myself. was hoping to learn from others who had something similar for some direction. btw; were you able to click the links and see the photos? my first attempt didn't work.
     
  4. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Yes, your images are accessible.
     
  5. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Bummer. Nail polish does a good job for touch up.

    Beautiful guitar! I was just looking at one in your finish the other night. A Santana has been on my list for a while.
     
  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Did the piece that chipped out come out in one? And do you still have it?

    If yes and yes, you could potentially use it to re-fill the chip and build it up from there with super glue. It would be easier and quicker than drop fill and colour matching.

    You would need various grades of wet n dry papers to finish and then cutting polish. If you’re inexperienced with this, go slow.
     
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    I have couple fingers that were repaired because we saved the piece that, uh, came off :D

    Good luck OP! That's a sweet axe!! m
    Maybe mix some black and clear nail polish and a little dab may do ya.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Absolutely! Always better to stick the original back on. John Wayne Bobbitt certainly thought so.
     
  9. Tucson Thump

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    Frankenfurter
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    John Wayne Bob-it very gently, else it might fall off!
     
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    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Why I let you lead me down the path I'll never know ......
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    TWSS;)
     
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    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    On the nail polish idea (which I think is the most reasonable solution), I would put just enough on that exposed area to get the color match. I would then fill the rest in with thin coats of clear polish until it got to the right height. That will prevent you from having to bust out the sand paper if you do it slowly and let each layer thoroughly dry in between. That is my two cents, then again you can't buy much for two cents these days ;~)) Best of luck to putting the band aid on your beauty!!!
     
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    I feel your pain. I would feel better about mine if I did it myself, but my fault anyway for forgetting to put it back in the case knowing my little nieces would be at the house.

    Never thought about using nail polish, just lived with it for 3 years now. Is yours poly or the newer CAB Nitro? Mine is poly, I think the V12 finish.

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    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    That is one HOT Santana!!!
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ouch
     
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    This thread is turning into Santana porn!
     
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    Hot guitar! Nail polish is nitrocellulose.
     
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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Does PRS still have the PTC? They do a superb job with finish repairs.
     

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