how to repair shallow ding

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Robert Smallwood
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how to repair shallow ding

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Hi.

I have had a lacquered ( Shellac cross linked ) body hanging for 3 months. When i took it down to start rubbing out I discovered a shallow ding about 10mm ( just under 1/2") across.

the top is highly figured wood stained with water soluble dye, and I very much want to avoid attacking the area with steam.

How would it look if I built up the depression with clear lacquer?

Is there a better way or is steaming the way to go?

Thanks,
Rob.

David King
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Re: how to repair shallow ding

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Robert,
Is it a solid body instrument? I'd drop fill with whatever finish you've been using up to now. There's only one cross linking shellac I'm aware of, I think it's from Australia.
http://www.ubeaut.com.au/hardshell.htm

Robert Smallwood
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Re: how to repair shallow ding

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That's the stuff, and that's what I'm going to try...i'm getting good at coping with powerless frustration... :o)

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Re: how to repair shallow ding

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I feel your pain(t).

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