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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:28 am 
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Hey guys newb here! I'm working on my first build. A Martin OM rosewood laminate kit. I just put the sound box together and binded the guitar. They sent with the kit a white plastic binding. It all looks great but it seems when I sand it that it scratches it. How can I sand or what can I sand with to make it look good? Thanks for the help! - Caleb


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:52 am 
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Try using a scraper such as a new razor blade.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:44 pm 
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After you sand the whole box, go back with a razor blade as Mark recommended. You can turn one into a small scraper like so:

http://frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier/Technique/Finish/RazorScrape/razorscrape1.html

That will smooth out the binding nicely.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Thank you guys for the help! I was trying to complicate something that was really simple! Thanks again- Caleb


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