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Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24866] Wed, 06 April 2016 15:44 Go to next message
slk854 is currently offline  slk854
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Just have a quick question. Have any of you used the "L.A. nail polish" to cover up a cig burn on the blue sparkle. If so do you remember what color works the best. The two I listed below seam to be the best choices. I am sure one must match better than the other.

CNP 448 Aqua Crystals
CNP 552 Cobalt

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Steve
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24867 is a reply to message #24866] Thu, 07 April 2016 06:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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I do not think anything is written in stone as it all hinges on how yellowed or not the amps covering is.
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24868 is a reply to message #24866] Thu, 07 April 2016 08:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Iowa Boy is currently offline  Iowa Boy
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Dollar Tree or Dollar Store.......one of the two, has a blue sparkle nail polish that Pleat turned me on to that is an almost perfect match. I've used in on a couple of my cabinets and it worked great.
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24869 is a reply to message #24868] Thu, 07 April 2016 13:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pleat is currently offline  pleat
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I found the LA nail polish at our local Family Dollar Store.
pleat
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24870 is a reply to message #24866] Thu, 07 April 2016 14:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have called a dozen dollar stores this morning and none of them have that color in stock at the moment. They had all the other colors but not the blue sparkle. I will try some others later today.

Thanks
Steve
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24895 is a reply to message #24869] Wed, 13 April 2016 20:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
efinger is currently offline  efinger
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Thanks for the hip tip on using LA Colors nail polish to touch up the naugahyde! The blue sparkle (aqua crystals) is a perfect match! I definitely looks better than the burn scars. Who was letting all those smokers around our precious tuck and roll?! Watch the naughahyde bro!!!
I must say the girl at checkout gave quite the look when I was so excited about $1 blue nail polish. I told her I only do my toes!!!

[Updated on: Wed, 13 April 2016 21:10]

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Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24908 is a reply to message #24895] Fri, 15 April 2016 13:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Iowa Boy is currently offline  Iowa Boy
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Yeah...I can relate to that.......cashier gave me a funny look also.
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24939 is a reply to message #24908] Mon, 25 April 2016 17:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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chiming in a little late on this topic but i had recently had to repair the T&R on my blue Hustler and the product Salon Perfect makes a near identical match nail polish. Unfortunately, i did end up spending a bit more at Walmart.
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24940 is a reply to message #24939] Mon, 25 April 2016 17:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What was the shade of blue you bought? I was at Walmart yesterday and saw several colors that looked close, but I hate to keep bringing them back because they are too far off when I get them home.

Steve
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24941 is a reply to message #24940] Mon, 25 April 2016 17:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tito566
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Its called, Venis a Ongles, dont ask for translation
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24942 is a reply to message #24866] Mon, 25 April 2016 18:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
slk854 is currently offline  slk854
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That is the color? I tried to look up salon perfect and that color but nothing came up????

Steve
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24943 is a reply to message #24942] Mon, 25 April 2016 20:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tito566
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Sorry, the color is star light, star bright #304.
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24944 is a reply to message #24866] Tue, 26 April 2016 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zedsalt is currently offline  zedsalt
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easy mistake to make- "vernis à ongles" = "polish upon nails"
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24970 is a reply to message #24944] Wed, 04 May 2016 19:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
slk854 is currently offline  slk854
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Ok guys I have one more important question. I found the blue sparkle that matches. Now every cigarette burn I have ever seen the outside rim of it is always raised, where it must have melted and pooled up. Do you recommend heating a small bladed putty knife and trying to roll that edge back down. Not hot but enough to make it flexible to fold in in some?????

Steve
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24971 is a reply to message #24970] Wed, 04 May 2016 20:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tito566
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I've had ok luck in the past filling in the center using a layered stroke of polish, let dry and then another layer atop of that and continue this process until the center is filled in. Or maybe a better alternative would be to grab an automotive leather upholstey kit.
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24972 is a reply to message #24971] Wed, 04 May 2016 20:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
slk854 is currently offline  slk854
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The problem is that you will always see/feel that hump. It is usually hard and crusty around the cig hole. There must be a way to smooth down that, then when you fill the hole up it will look great. My problem is I am some what of a perfectionist. I build furniture and I am very picky how things look. I did my charcoal one without trying to smooth down the rim, and it does look 10 times better but not perfect. My thing is if you can feel it you will see it also.

Steve
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24973 is a reply to message #24972] Wed, 04 May 2016 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pleat is currently offline  pleat
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I'd suggest trying a exacto knife and cutting the ridge on a 45 degree angle and then you can build up layer after layer until it's flush. Maybe do a trial on the inside bottom back of the amp case.
pleat
Re: Naguhide Repair/Touch-up [message #24975 is a reply to message #24866] Thu, 05 May 2016 17:00 Go to previous message
Kustom_Bart is currently offline  Kustom_Bart
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One suggestion is to try some 1600 or 2000 grit wet sand paper and just take it very slow and easy and even use the paper to dull it a little first and just knock down the ridge. A tool and die maker would use a pencil grinder with a dental burr and just go around and dress it down and then fill it with the polish, but you better have a steady hand and have done it for a lot of years to do that! Wink
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