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Finish repair advice

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neepheid
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Finish repair advice

Post by neepheid »

Hi folks, I acquired this Thunderbird recently but it was insufficiently packaged by the vendor (wrapped in some bubble wrap and black plastic, no box) and unfortunately but unsurprisingly it arrived like this:

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Any advice on mitigation? There's no way I have the skills for an invisible repair, but I'd like to make it look a bit better than this. I don't want to leave it this way because some manufacturers charge money to make instruments look this bad (cracking advice from across the way, innit?).

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redroque
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Re: Finish repair advice

Post by redroque »

That's a bit nasty. On what planet to people think bubble wrap and a plastic bag constitute packaging. Whenever I train staff in box packing, I show them one of the many parcel hub videos that are about and say that box has to deal with that!
As for paint, I've got a guitar with similar damage caused by a clumsy 7 year old which hurts me every time I look at it - the guitar was mint :( I've not made the effort to repair it but I reckon someone like Alan (ACG) or Mike Walsh (zoot) would know. I would bet it involving a strip tho :(

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Re: Finish repair advice

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BTW, I'm keeping it because it is used but (was) in "as new" condition and I got it for a brilliant price (even more brilliant after I taxed them for the damage) so I don't want a refund. Also, it came from a Cash Converters so the chances of them being able to directly replace the bass are nil.

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Re: Finish repair advice

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Good price - worth keeping! After a while the pain subsides ( but never goes away!)

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