Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

  1. #1

    Default Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    I have a 93 2mc army navy style flatiron. Just noticed a bit of the finish on the neck flaked up and chipped off. I must have gotten something on it, no idea what. Does anyone know what these were finished with? Id like to try to patch it. Its a high gloss, hard finish.

  2. #2
    Registered User sunburst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    14,759

    Default Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure they were still using Fullerplast in those days. It's a catalyzed varnish, and CA will work to patch it. It doesn't make a perfect repair but it works.

  3. The following members say thank you to sunburst for this post:


  4. #3

    Default Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    Thanks!

  5. #4
    Registered User Greg Mirken's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Nevada City, CA
    Posts
    271

    Default Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    CA might be the best thing for you to use anyway, but the typical way to test the finish is to remove a tuner and dab an acetone-dampened swab in the footprint. A cross-linked finish won't be affected.
    Shade Tree Fretted Instrument Repair
    Now located in Nevada City, California
    http://www.shadetreeguitars.com

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Greg Mirken For This Useful Post:


  7. #5

    Default Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    I didn’t know that trick, thanks!

  8. #6

    Default Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    Just noticed on this instrument today that there are lots of cracks visible in the finish of the top itself. I’ve seen that before on one of their mandolas. Looks like the finish is just very brittle. I don’t imagine it’s either harmful or fixable, but thought I’d mention in case anyone has thoughts.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •