SteveL123 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Mr.Rain wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:38 pm
For Repairs(in my antique guitar collection) I use slow drying water thin CA(for Rosewood), I spread it with an old cloth (so it end ups as thin as possible).
I used this method when I have to repair the finish around a crack or anypoint where the shellac is totally gone(or the pore filler). I normally level up to the pore filler or the shellac (then I wet sand with 280, and up to 12k),and then i apply more shellac.
Mr. Rain, can you share the exact brand/ type of slow drying water thin CA(for Rosewood) glue you use?
I have a Ziricote back guitar with a few long cracks that are almost invisible that I think this glue may work well in for doing the repair.
HI Steve I use a brand called Soudal (CA plus spray),I am sure you will be able to find something similar specially made for wood.
For the cracks in dark woods it mixes colorless with the dust,so you get an invisible crack.
I apply glue and then sand to get it mixed in the spot( while wet),scrap the extra build up, rinse and repeat till the crack is gone.
Still it may darken a tad the area when used as pore filler(I can live with this,over seeing an ugly crack and fighting to level the shellac...).
I have filled upside down back cracks(
no joke intended) with this method,will not even think of using hide glue or other traditional method(I take a modern approach opposed to some people who likes seeing the "battle scars" I want to see some spotless B&S)
Again I just fix my old pre 1910 guitars (occasionally sell some as I have limited space,and a wife with limited patience too:lol: )