Drop Fill Help!

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Drop Fill Help!

Postby kadhimj » Fri May 04, 2018 8:47 am

I just posted this in the Carvin museum, but hoping folks here can help out as well.

Hey Guys! I scored a sweet deal on a 2005 DC127 a few weeks ago. It's pretty flawless except one major chunk of wood was chipped off and glued back on.

I've never cared too much about finish flaws but this one is pretty bad (worse than the pics show) so I was going to take a stab a drop filling. Anyone have experience color matching Carvin Pearl Blue? I was thinking about finding a close enough nail polish. Wouldn't have to be perfect, just better than it's current condition.


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Re: Drop Fill Help!

Postby tbonesullivan » Mon May 07, 2018 1:12 pm

I would look for automotive paint that is the same basic color. That looks like "Cobalt Blue" or something similar.

Before messing with the chip, I would also see if you can make the borders of the chunk less noticeable. Is that glue overflow, or just broken polyester finish? What you can do is get super thin super glue and then use that a bit. It should flow right into the tiny cracks.
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Re: Drop Fill Help!

Postby jimboshred » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:45 pm

Agreed. Float some super glue in the cracks. This will not only fill it so the end result is smoother, it will also make sure the crack doesn't keep going. If you put too much glue on it, you can sand it off with some sand paper.

Cut a strip of sand paper about 1/4" wide and 6-8" long. Then push the sand paper on the extra glue with one finger. Pull the sand paper with the other hand. This will ensure that you don't sand down the entire area. Just the glue parts.

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