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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:49 pm 
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I have an ovation on my bench. The guy wants the end jack moved cause it hits his leg when he plays.

Any suggestions on what to fill the existing hole with? Image


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:56 pm 
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Someone makes black plastic plugs for just such holes. Sorry - don't have a link.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:34 pm 
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Here ya go. These are a good, inexpensive choice for plugging non-structural holes. They are stable, yet easily removed.

http://www.widgetco.com/hole-plugs


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:36 pm 
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I'm a great believer in reinforcing jack holes with a curved piece of wood (I use 1/16 inch birch plywood) on the inside. Bend the wood to fit, coat it with glue (probably epoxy in this case) and pull it into position with a piece of string. Its also a good trick to fix those side jack holes that people blow out when they leave it plugged in and kick it off the stand.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:53 am 
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I repair ovation bodies with poly resin like for fiberglass. Reinforce and patch the inside with some linen cloth and some resin. Let that dry. Add a bit of black colorant to some fresh resin and let it gel up a bit until it is still sticky but will not run. Fill the hole on the outside and let it continue to set up until it is almost solid. The surface can now be textured by taking a small piece of a worn out (but very clean!!) 50 grit sanding belt and press it face down onto the patch and tap it with a rubber mallet or similar. The gel must be set enough to not stick to the sand paper at this stage. When dry you should have a repair that is almost invisible.

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