60's Gretsch WMP wrap crack

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  1. createpop

    createpop Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  2. Hans2112

    Hans2112 Well-Known Member

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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).
     
  3. createpop

    createpop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Hans,
    I'll try your method!
     

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