Small finish chip under truss rod cover. Repair advice

Discussion in 'PTC - PRS Tech Center' started by Deleted member 33767, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. [​IMG] Hello fellow PRS guitar owners,

    I bought a used PRS Custom 24 Floyd at Sweetwater.com a month ago. Easily plays and performs better than my Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul Studio. I accidentally created a small finish chip under the truss rod cover. I was thinking a little super glue might fix this issue?

    Any advice and cheap solutions on how to fix would be great.

    Thank you so much,

    Dan
     
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  2. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I'll repost the image... If it was me I'd put the cover back on it and forget about it.

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  3. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    Put the cover back on and forget about it.
     
  4. SteelHorse

    SteelHorse New Member

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    I’m with the others. Cover it, can’t see it that way and all is right with the world. And if it still bothers you once you no longer see it, find someone who does not have to ask the question on how to fix it.
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Gonna agree with everyone else, put the cover on and forget about it.
     
  6. Wakester

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    Black nail polish, then put the TRC back where it belongs, on the guitar.
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    ^what they all said^

    But if you want to repair it, there’s a StewMac video on YouTube about finish repairs, using superglue. It’s an interesting watch.

    Best of luck what ever you decide.
     
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  8. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    Leaving it as is sure is a good option.
    If it were mine my OCD would probably compel me to touch it up, in which case I'd use this:
    https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_a...nts_and_Stains/ColorTone_Touch-up_Marker.html
    You may need the black one plus the clear one (the black one might be an opaque/flat color once dry).
    I used their clear pen for touching up dings/etc on the headstock of a LP and it worked great.

    You'll probably want to sand and then polish to have a nice flat/glossy touch up. That's where things can go wrong, so be careful not to put scratches/sand the visible area of the finish.
     

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