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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by nicolasrivera, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    I have been contacted by a member in another forum that has this 4 tuners and wants to sell, i don't know nothing about them but i know i like that they look AMAZING!!! but besides that how long would they last in the condition they are and id there a way to stop the deterioration?

    Please need advise, thank you.

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  2. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    They look right from the back. Do you have pics of the front? You can stop the rotting by dipping the tips in super glue from what i hear. The stuff that hardens clear. If they crumble off you will need to get replacement tips.
     
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    jimi55lp Senior Member

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    Super Glue clear drying and if you need tips, use "Uncle Lou".
     
  4. SoloDallas

    SoloDallas Senior Member

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    Nick,
    you may want to check "fake58" tuners before you go on with the purchase.
    These may be brittle and break as you look at them.
     
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    jwinger Senior Member

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  6. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Thanks SoloD, yeah, I've been lurking for fake58 tuners for a long time but was waiting for an opportunity like this to own originals, this ones don't look like fake58 and do look more like many fond in BOTB images.

    I'm in good relation with the owner of this set and he tells me they are strong.
     
  7. 58burst

    58burst Senior Member

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    I've used the super glue trick several times, works great.

    Get THIN super glue, pour enough to cover a tuner tip into a very small container. Dip the tip into the stuff until it's covered, and wiggle it and tap it until no more bubbles come up- then set aside (on waxed paper!) to dry overnight. Do in a place with plenty of ventilation or outside, the fumes from that stuff are vile.

    If they come out a little rough-looking, you can then do a second step, dip the tips in medium thick super glue, it'll coat them like nail polish and leave a smooth surface.

    Works amazingly-
     
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    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    Bingo! There is so much of this shit going round.:rolleyes:
     

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