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Which glue for inlays.

davebc

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Damdest thing, in all my years of playing I've never had an inlay pop out,
let alone 2, in the G and A positions of my Les Paul.

Ever try to play a guitar without an inlay? I really need to get these glued back in.

Any tricks I should be aware of?
More importantly, what brand of glue should I use?
Is a little light sanding in order, to remove the old glue?

I'm feeling confident, I can do this myself without burning the house down.

Thanks
 

access

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Ive always used a light coat of regular titebond. It dries clear and brittle and is removed relatively easy.

Im not sure if thats whats recommended but its worked fine for me in the past.
 

Jim Scully

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Two of the inlays are loose in my R8. I am going to have to address the same issue but have been putting it off.
 
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bharat.k

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Thanks for the info.

The ad says cures in 24 hours. I'm guessing I'll need to pick-up a small vice to keep the pressure on as well, correct?

A capo can work well for holding inlays while the glue dries.
 

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You should be able to get Titebond at the hardware store or home center - it's the best carpenter's wood glue going. Get the regular red label. They have II and III formulas that are more water resistant, but the original version is easiest to use because it's less runny.
 
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bharat.k

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By the way, don't just clamp it and leave it for 24 hours. Leave it 45 mins or an hour, unclamp and clean up any glue with a damp cloth, then dry it off and reclamp.
 

davebc

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You should be able to get Titebond at the hardware store or home center - it's the best carpenter's wood glue going. Get the regular red label. They have II and III formulas that are more water resistant, but the original version is easiest to use because it's less runny.

Fantastic news. I can get it locally, ordering for me = procrastination,
red label it is.
 

davebc

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By the way, don't just clamp it and leave it for 24 hours. Leave it 45 mins or an hour, unclamp and clean up any glue with a damp cloth, then dry it off and reclamp.

Thanks, these were the tricks I was asking about.
 

davebc

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Well I stopped at the local Home Depo and scored the Titebond. I can finally
fix these annoying inlays. Thanks guys.
 

andreja marovic

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How to acces under the lifting inlays???and how to apply some glue???
 
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