Razbo Posted July 7, 2010 Report Share Posted July 7, 2010 I have a Yamaha SE 200 with RW fretboard I was practicing techniques on. One thing was a partial refret. I pulled the frets and had minor chip out that I decided I would try my hand at filling before refretting. I thought I'd read somewhere that playing cards would make a good dam. So I inserted 2 layers into the slots and topped up the chip out with CA glue. That part worked good. Then I tried to pull out the cards. Well, they were now a permanent part of the fingerboard, so I ended up taking the razor saw and reslotting. Only one slot got away from me (the saw went down beside the card somehow), and it's way too wide. So, 2 questions. First, what really is a good material to use as a dam? I am now thinking of using thin sheets of metal or plastic and coat it with wax. (I've also read that hard car wax like Turtle Wax prevents CA from sticking.) Second, what's best to fill that slot with? Assume I get a working dam in there, should I fill the slot with CA? Or a mix of RW dust and carpenter glue? Or something else? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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