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Old 09-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Chip out of finish

On my new guitar there is a very small chip out of the top coat finish that is thick enough to catch your finger nail. I suspect it is from the guy who set the guitar up because it is right at the edge of the backing plate for bridge access.

I am ocd enough to find this minor issue, but I'm not really stressed about it. My question is should I just let it be or should I apply something to the area to keep it from spreading? We are talking something the size of a BB or smaller.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
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I'd just leave it, i've never in 18 years of playing noticed a chip that spread so I should think it will be fine in that respect. And besides, it's on the back so it's not like it's going to be seen much.

I do understand though, I'm really quite precious about my guitars too and my RR3 went about 7 years before it received its first ding in the paint. And that's without being in a case 99% of the time, it has done well!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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I'd just leave it, i've never in 18 years of playing noticed a chip that spread so I should think it will be fine in that respect. And besides, it's on the back so it's not like it's going to be seen much.

I do understand though, I'm really quite precious about my guitars too and my RR3 went about 7 years before it received its first ding in the paint. And that's without being in a case 99% of the time, it has done well!


Thanks for the advice. I am going to live with it haha.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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It depends... How new is the guitar? If you just got home from the shop you should be headed back for a return. If you've had it a while then just live with it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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It depends... How new is the guitar? If you just got home from the shop you should be headed back for a return. If you've had it a while then just live with it.


A valid point actually, I didn't notice the the TS said new guitar! Two hours sleep does not make for a well functioning brain.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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It was probably chiped because the tech used a hard object (probably a flat screwdriver) to get the cover off. Many covers will stick and be hard to remove with out a little persuasion when they are new.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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It was probably chiped because the tech used a hard object (probably a flat screwdriver) to get the cover off. Many covers will stick and be hard to remove with out a little persuasion when they are new.


This is what I am guessing. This guy is really nice though and setup the guitar exactly how I wanted, so I will just live with it. It is very small. I will keep an eye on it and as long as it remains small I will live with it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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If it bothers you, take clear nail polish and put a drop on the chip. It will level itself and dry hard.
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