#1
if i where to take a tele neck, drill out the fake pearl, put a copper button in it, then fill over it with some sort of see through plasticy type compound that could be sanded and polished. to reveal an encased copper button as an 'inlay' on my fretboard. yes, i sound insane, but i ask, is it possible? where could i get some sort of see though plastic compound like i described?
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#2
yes, its possible...

use epoxy and sand it flat to the fretboard.
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definitely possible, but it seems that, with time, the copper would begin to look bad
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definitely possible, but it seems that, with time, the copper would begin to look bad

covered with some clear thing? no. it'll be ok.
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Hey man, I liked that idea!
Yeah, once you get the copper button in, sand it level with the fretboard and encase it in epoxy :p


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Hey man, I liked that idea!
Yeah, once you get the copper button in, sand it level with the fretboard and encase it in epoxy :p


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#9
ahh cool thanks guys for all the replies! anybody god any idea where i could get some of this epoxy resin? i did a google but it didnt come up with anything i could understand..
ill need something in the uk, perhaps a uk ebay ad?
thanks again..
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ahh cool thanks guys for all the replies! anybody god any idea where i could get some of this epoxy resin? i did a google but it didnt come up with anything i could understand..
ill need something in the uk, perhaps a uk ebay ad?
thanks again..

plumbing supply shops. even B&Q has it I think.
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#11
Any hardware store sells epoxy. Get one with a medium dry time (5 minutes or so) so you have time to get everything right as you work it.

When you drill for your inlay, go about a 1/16" or so deeper, so you have a nice top layer of epoxy. When you first start sanding it, it will get real cloudy, but as you get to high grit sandpaper, and buff it, it'll be nice and clear, so you can see the button.
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#12
ahh righty thanks. stuff that was coming up was stuff like marine adhesive :S. what would you suggest i buff it with?
#14
If your from the usa. instead of a copper button get a penny with the year you where born on it or something like that. Or some kinda of countrys money.
#15
That was me who suggested a Sammich inlay.

I like the idea of a coin, not just any old button for an inlay. Maybe do a few coins from different countries as inlays?
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#16
yeah thats a really good idea, i have more than 1 guitar so ill deffo do that with some vintage money. by buffing compound do you mean something like farcela g3?
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yes, its possible...

use epoxy and sand it flat to the fretboard.


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yeah thats a really good idea, i have more than 1 guitar so ill deffo do that with some vintage money. by buffing compound do you mean something like farcela g3?



Actually, since this is a fretboard, just sand up to like 3,000 to 5,000 grit, and then clean the board and it should be fine
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