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Yoshi

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Unfortunately, my early 60's Gretsch 4157 starts wrap cracks.
Other than 2 spiders on the wrap, the snare condition is really nice.
So, I loved this. These spiders ruin its beauty knock me out... :blackeye:

I tried a glue and nail polish to prevent further cracks.
So, I have two questions.

#1 Glue/nail polish is enough for the further cracks???
Moreover, are there any good products? I just used a common product.

#2 If possible, I'd like to do inconspicuous these spiders.
Any good ideas???

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Any suggestion is appreciated!

Edited by Yoshi, 01 February 2012 - 02:23 PM.

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Hans2112

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I personally dont like nail polish for "quality" repairs. I tend to use a good enamel paint (like testors model paints). Since drum wrap and enamel paint are both oil based, the bond and flex seem to work better. Drum wrap is a bear to match, and you quite literally have to mix/test color combos to get what you want. And to really blend, its best to remove some hardware to sand/buff it (if needed).
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Thanks Hans,
I'll try your method!
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