I HAVE A GUILD D-50 THAT AT SOME POINT HAD THE NECK RE-GLUED.  IN THE PROCESS OF DOING THIS THEY GOT GLUE ON THE TOP OF THE GUITAR BY THE NECK.  WHAT DO YOU RECOMEND TO GET THIS OFF WITHOUT HURTING THE FINISH?

THANKS,

Johnny


That could be a serious problem if the glue dries for too long.  I am sure that it has cured for more than a day or two.  If you try to chisel it off on the Nitro lacquer that guild uses it will chip off the finish as well.  I can tell you how we would take it off but I don't recommend this for a do it yourself repair.  I would use a scraper protecting the finish on the guitar and scrape down the glue to the surface of the lacquer.  Then I would sand and water sand the remaining residue off.  Now you will have to take it too a buffer and rebuff the area.  Without a factory type buffer I would not know how to make it look factory again.  Remember that the aliphatic resin base glues stick to lacquer quite well.  Removing cured set glue can remove the lacquer in chips as well.  If this glue spilled on a Japan or Korea instrument it should flake right off.

Tim Lawson            http://www.timsguitar.com/



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