Has anyone ever seen a 50's Les Paul Case like this ?

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  1. HolyGrail

    HolyGrail V.I.P. Member

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    Hi Flame :)
    You're almost correct. I did use the 'ol woodglue, and boot polish trick ,
    a furniture liquid touch up pen & an Orange based furniture polish. The boot polish I used sparingly, on 3 spots on the top ,where there was OLD duct tape glue residue . Luckily 100% alcohol took it right off & just a little color.
    The acrylic paint , I have around here somewhere , but couldn't find it . :(
    The glue I used was made by " Liquid Nails " called Rhino Glue. It was really
    good, kinda messy, but it foams up and fills in some spots and then can be sanded.
    I can say for sure that the case is now structurally SOLID.( which is really the most important )
    I used the orange oil polish, hoping that a heavy coating would soak into the tolex and stabilize it from drying out anymore than it has in the last 50-60 years.

    I'll go over the whole thing a with a few more coats of orange oil polish. Then
    as you've suggested with the boot polish .

    Thanks for the suggestion !

    This Restoration and Preservation is puzzling. Just how far to go without
    making it look like it was over done ? :hmm:
     
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    Thanks Flick ! :)
     
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    HolyGrail's Guitar Case Restorations

    came out better than i thought good job & good call on glue :applause:
     
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    mapleflame Senior Member

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    Sorry, I have been a bad boy, not contributing to a great site. H I have one too, but with no Gibson Label.
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  6. HolyGrail

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    Maple ~ Thanks !

    You know. None of these cases have ever been on any forums or in any books
    and yet they were made and do exist .
    This is great info., for Gibson History and Reference .

    We are the FIRST ( MLP ) ! :naughty:
     

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