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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:21 am 
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[code][/code]How do you bevel and dress a plastic pickguard? Also, I have 3 precut pickguards, and none of them are beveled. Do they need to be beveled?

Also, none of the precut pickguards have adhesive. What kind of adhesive do I use? I have a can of loctite spray adhesive. It's the 100 lite. Can I use this?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:13 pm 
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I remove the adhesive first then scrape a bevel on , wet sand 1500 then buff and polish. Then I use a 3M double stick adhesive when I am done and trim with a razor blade
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-300LSE-Doubl ... xyYSdTCXbG

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Diane

A few passes with a fresh scraper on the pickguard just hanging over the bench edge gives a nice, even bevel. Do as much length as you can with each pass to reduce the number of transitions between strokes. I polish through the grits by hand

Beveling is nothing but bling

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:16 pm 
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John, I've always used 3M 368MP. Probably similar to the one you use. Both are available on eBay or Amazon. Great stuff for lots of things, pick guards, labels, inlay projects, It's been on some of my labels for up to 40 years. Never lets go. Being a creature of habit, I've always bought it in 6" wide rolls, but thanks to your link, I see it available in flat sheets and that might be a better way to go in the future.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am 
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Yes I use that also Bob but for hobby guys they may not want to buy a large roll . I think a beveled and polished pickguard is a sign for fit and finish. I also used the epoxy ones. I am looking info making them. Here is how I make one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OmdpBtHmuI

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:25 pm 
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Thank you all for your information. I agree that it's the little things like beveling and polishing that sets apart a good build or repair, from a great one.

Thanks again!


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