- Jan 6, 2014
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Newbie here... I've been a bass player, but switching over to guitar. 'Just traded my bass rig on a '93 tobacco Standard Plain Top. She's got a few bumps and bruises here and there, but overall pretty nice. Good original frets. I knew when I first laid eyes on her that the replacement BLACK Grovers would have to go, preferably for a more classic-looking Kluson type. So I just went through the whole learning process of bored holes and conversion bushings. I think I'm comfortable with the Gotoh bushings with the oversized flange to cover the Grover washer indent. But as I began removing the Grovers, I've noticed that when they were installed, they were apparently torqued in too tightly, and the surrounding lacquer bubbled up around a few of them (outside the zone of the washer). I mean, it's not awful, and I'm going to proceed regardless... 'Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to polish/ remove/ clean the bubbled lacquer before I started loading the new bushings and tuners...