Sunday, 16 December 2012
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Recently acquired a Dingwall AB2 that is marked as 1 of 12. [attachment=0:z2w65002]Cocobolo1of12.jpg[/attachment:z2w65002] I was wondering if there is any recommendation for preserving the "1 of 12" marking as it has obviously been worn from previous use. Based on the placement, I imagine eventually even if coating it that it might eventually wear. In the future it would be awesome if that was also engraved in the battery compartment or something like that. Just a thought.
8 years ago
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I have one of these and found that the simplest solution was to purchase a new cover plate and swap it out.
8 years ago
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Have it sprayed with a few coats of clear laquer.
8 years ago
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There's a product called "Clear Bra" for cars and trucks. Its literally a clear film with one sticky side you put on your hood/fenders/etc to protect against rock chips and other damage. Much like the invisible shield for your smart phone screen. Tint shops usually do this work, call a local tint shop for a scrap piece large enough to cover that piece. Tyler
8 years ago
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Careful with that stuff on your guitar though. A guy I know put some on the body of his acoustic to cover some autographs and it really killed the tone. I know an acoustic is a little different than a bass built out of solid (or semi solid ;) ) wood, but it will still affect the tone. I imagine on the battery or electronics cover plates it won't make much difference though; just be careful not to put it on the body/neck/head. Anyone else know about this? Also, if you clear coat it, make sure what you cover it with won't disolve the paint marker.
8 years ago
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Starting to like the idea of replacing the plate assuming that the size hasn't changed since 2006.
8 years ago
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I would order a replacement, when it arrives, install it, and send the other one back to Sheldon to "re-sign" with the proper marker. I would ask him in advance, but he's such a nice guy, I can't see him turning down that request! :mrgreen:
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If you do spray it with lacquer, be very gentle. Do many quick passes as light as possible with time in between each pass to let it dry. This should minimize the ink (?) melting and running. I did this on one of my Dingwall battery covers but I wasn't gentle enough. :( I like the idea of ordering another cover. Wish I had thought of it.
8 years ago
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I used Rusoleum clear enamal, and went light on the first 2 caots and it turned out great
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I ultimately decided that I didn't want to chance it, nor would I want to have to watch over it every time I picked it up (as it might eventually wear), so I ordered a replacement cover.
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