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James Phillips


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Post Posted 14 May 2017 5:32 pm     Reply with quote

These are the acrylic fretboards for the Magnatone lyric double neck. I just want to know if I can refinish these,,, what chemicals to avoid. Should I hit the back with white spray paint or should I sand it first and then hit it with spray paint? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Stu Schulman


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Post Posted 15 May 2017 4:14 am     Reply with quote

Get in touch with George Piburn!
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Larry Carlson


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Post Posted 15 May 2017 6:44 am     Reply with quote

One more vote for Mr. Piburn.
I had an acrylic fretboard that was a mess.
I polished the board, both top and bottom until it was spotless
and then put it over one of George's peel-n-stick fretboards.
Also used one for a catcan rebuild for it's fretboard.
They look great and very easy to apply.
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James Phillips


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Post Posted 15 May 2017 5:44 pm     Reply with quote

Larry Carlson wrote:
One more vote for Mr. Piburn.
I had an acrylic fretboard that was a mess.
I polished the board, both top and bottom until it was spotless
and then put it over one of George's peel-n-stick fretboards.
Also used one for a catcan rebuild for it's fretboard.
They look great and very easy to apply.

Thing is ... these are grooved on the under side for the fret markers & dots , so would that still work?
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Post Posted 17 May 2017 8:35 am     Reply with quote

James Phillips wrote:

Thing is ... these are grooved on the under side for the fret markers & dots , so would that still work?


Hmmm....the neck I had wasn't grooved.....just silk screened.
Neither the lap steel nor the catcan I had was worth trying to return to original condition.
Really messed up and I was just trying make them look nice and be playable.

I have no idea what could remove paint and not harm the acrylic.
I am not even sure I would risk experimenting if you want to keep it looking original.

On one of my guitars I used a sticky back fretboard and covered it with an acrylic sheet cut to fit.
On the catcan I just used the fretboard and did not cover it but returning either one to original condition was not possible.

Below is the catcan.
The original fretbaord was a silk screened very thin sheet of tin and not fixable.......at least for me.
I think the peel and stick board looks nice and it is perfectly serviceable and very easy to install.

Wish I could help but I'm just a hobbyist with a hammer and a roll of duct tape for tools.........Rolling Eyes




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Bill Sinclair


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Post Posted 17 May 2017 10:34 am     Reply with quote

i think I'd just try touching up the spots where the white paint is missing with some vinyl upholstery spray paint from an automotive store. That worked on a black background acrylic fretboard on an Oahu guitar I used to own.
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