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    Default Paint Issue w/my Franky

    I just noticed today that the paint is coming off the body where I rest my pick hand. I've had the guitar a year and I gig with it almost every weekend. I'm sure it's been getting progressively worse but I just noticed it this morning. I did play an outdoor show last weekend and it was VERY hot so I'm sure I sweated all over it this past weekend.

    It appears only the black is coming off. I would like to repair it and then "seal" it but I'm not a builder, I'm a player (kinda like a lover not a fighter but different). Anyway, can anyone give me some easy fix suggestions without having to tape things off and reshoot the stripes etc. I also want to put some kind of clear coat in this area so the problem doesn't come back.

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    In the spirit of the franky, i say leave it, but if you are going to tape off and spray, make sure you use low stick tape so you dont pull more paint off the flaking might be a sign it didnt adhere to the wood very well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VF5150 View Post
    In the spirit of the franky, i say leave it, but if you are going to tape off and spray, make sure you use low stick tape so you dont pull more paint off the flaking might be a sign it didnt adhere to the wood very well.
    Exactly what happened...now the red came off!

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    Let it go!!!!!!
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyman View Post
    Let it go!!!!!!
    I agree.
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    Lemme put it this way.... if some fan comes up to you after a show and somehow is able to spot that paint chip that isn't accurate to the original while you are running around on stage.... well, either punch him in the face or congratulate him on having absolutely no life.

    (see, I can talk because I've studied the real frankie for hours on end hehehe)

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    i agree with the last few above me, leave it, let it age/wear in its own way, that will make it (somewhat more) unique, no one will notice it anyway.
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    That's how the original got that way

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    Oh no my relic guitar is getting naturally relic-ed.

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    It would really suck if thats the only place the paint is chipping from I'd think!

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    I'd leave it too. patching has never worked out for me. if you want to keep playing it and prevent more wear, you might disassemble and shoot clear. just a thought.
    I am curious what brand paint that is and if you happen to know what method was used to prep the wood prior to shooting.

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    Id leave it too because Eddie wouldn't care.
    You saw what he did to the Kramer 5150 right???
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    Leave it! It's already supposed to be beat up.

 

 

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