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Oct 19, 2020 - 7:25:35 AM
15 posts since 4/18/2020

So on my Reiter neck where it rests against the stand, I noticed the lacquer kinda chipping away and feeling s tad gummy, half inch by half inch spot roughly. I’m not super ocd about little nicks in banjos I wanna keep, my Nicky concern is keeping the wood protected for moisture etc. so my question is would I be safe to leave it? If not I know the drip method with lacquer and it’s timly, would regular super glue do the trick? Thanks!

Oct 19, 2020 - 7:37:57 AM

7858 posts since 8/28/2013

I've used super glu to fill nicks, but yours is a different matter, as the lacquer has been softened and made gummy by it's exposure to the plastisizers in the neck padding of the banjo stand.

If you can repair the damage, it's important that you cover the pad with cloth so the problem doesn't come up again.

The platic foam padding on many instrument stands has always bothered me, and I wish the makers would stop using that crap.

Oct 19, 2020 - 7:42:54 AM

15 posts since 4/18/2020

Where I’m at with it is either get it fixed or do it myself, honestly I’d leave it if I knew it wasn’t  gonna effect my banjo in a negative sense liek wood damage from elements. I’m not concerned about he aesthetics as much to be honest, if I know I can make a layer of super glue and it will be fine I’m comfortable with that as I do enjoy wear and tear in instruments IMO. I’m mainly wondering if it will keep growing or if I’m at high risk of moisture damage over time if left the way it is.

Also i stopped using stands since noticing this . Thansk!

Edited by - erkclawbanjer on 10/19/2020 07:43:31

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