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    Stingray finish question

    Hi everyone,

    I was looking at the headstock on my Stingray and I only just noticed there’s some kind of lump/blob on the gloss finish - I can’t tell if it’s a glitch in the finish or if something (like glue) somehow got on it. Anyone able to help me out?

    It doesn’t bother me that much either way but I was just wondering about it.

    Stingray finish question-photo-14-8-19-10-41-15-am-jpg
    Last edited by bassmandan_30; 08-14-2019 at 08:37 PM. Reason: adding an image
    2010 Stingray 4 Classic

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    Stingray Classic I take it. Personally I can’t see it leaving the factory like that but it’s hard to tell from a photo if it’s a blob of lacquer or something after that’s landed on it. Either way it’s fixable to an extent

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    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    Okay thanks, how can it be fixed?
    Last edited by bassmandan_30; 08-15-2019 at 06:37 AM.
    2010 Stingray 4 Classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmandan_30 View Post
    Okay thanks, how can it be fixed?
    Gently shaving it off then polishing it out (like removing a paint run)

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Just a thought: watch the Stewmac video of Dan Erlewine fixing a small chip in a guitar finish...not for the chip part, but for after he applies some super glue to the chip and it creates a bubble, he uses a taped razor to shave down the bubble to be more even with the surrounding surface before the sanding/polishing final steps. If it were mine and I was bold enough to make the repair myself, I'd try this method. In your case, I would think you'd be able to make the repair basically imperceptible.

    Here's the video;
    Fixing a small chip in a guitar finish - YouTube
    Last edited by Samoht; 08-15-2019 at 08:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmandan_30 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I was looking at the headstock on my Stingray and I only just noticed there’s some kind of lump/blob on the gloss finish - I can’t tell if it’s a glitch in the finish or if something (like glue) somehow got on it. Anyone able to help me out?

    It doesn’t bother me that much either way but I was just wondering about it.

    Stingray finish question-photo-14-8-19-10-41-15-am-jpg
    Hi there, This is not something that would typically leave the factory. If you can email me some more detailed photos and the guitars serial number to customerexperience@ernieball.com we can look into this for you.

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    Thanks Daniel, I've just sent an email. Also thanks guys for the tips, I will do some looking into that Stewmac video.
    2010 Stingray 4 Classic

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    That's weird, and looks like maybe a drop of thick superglue landed there. Are you the original owner?
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Unfortunately I am not, I do know the original owner though.
    2010 Stingray 4 Classic

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