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  • #16
    The right glue, like gorilla snot (3m weatherstrip adhesive), and a little patience will put that case right again. They call it gorilla snot for a good reason. It's tough.



    IDK what that case on Craigslist is going for, but this is a pretty good deal if you just want to find another.
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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by Howie22
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      Anybody know what kind of case this is? It's on CL in my area right now at a pretty decent price. . . .




      No clue what brand it might be but it couldn't hurt to take a look at it. Looks to be pretty decent.
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      • #18






        Quote Originally Posted by DeepEnd
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        No clue what brand it might be but it couldn't hurt to take a look at it. Looks to be pretty decent.




        Scouring the MF website, it looks nearly identical to the Silver Creek case, which gets great reviews.



        No idea, though. It's $40 on CL.

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        • #19
          I don't think it's a Silver Creek case. The latches are in the wrong place. Doesn't matter.



          At forty bucks, if that Craigslist case is within reasonable driving distance, JUMP ON IT!
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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by FretFiend.
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            . . . Doesn't matter.



            At forty bucks, if that Craigslist case is within reasonable driving distance, JUMP ON IT!




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            • #21
              I wasn't able to get that case off of Craigslist.



              So, with some Goo Gone, Gorilla Glue, black duct tape, a little patience, and a little ingenuity. . .I have a case that I can use - at least for the short term.



              For the larger piece of trim around the top, I was able to pull the areas up that were already loose. I cleaned the glue residue with Goo Gone, then used Gorilla glue to reattach them.



              For the small trim around the bottom, I completely pulled it off and cleaned the glue residue with glue gone. Then, I ran a strip of the black duct tape all the way around the bottom of the case, essentially making a new piece of "trim." Since the duct tape is black and has some texture, it matches reasonably well to the case and doesn't look too bad at all.



              It's not a long term fix, though. I tried to reattach part of the main tolex that was coming loose, but the Gorilla Glue just isn't a good solution for that. It is not a fast setting glue and requires some degree of pressure to make it adhere. It just wouldn't hold the tolex, and there was no good way to apply pressure overnight on the curves of the case. At a later date, I'll look at removing that duct tape and working on the loose tolex using a faster setting adhesive (like the 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive or DAP Contact Cement).



              So, for now, my case works. All in all, it cost me about $7 for the Goo Gone and duct tape. I already had the gorilla glue on hand.

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              • #22






                Quote Originally Posted by MDLMUSIC
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                I'm of the opinion that there's nothing that duct tape can't fix.




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                • #23
                  I'd strip the covering off completely, fill, sand, sand, sand some more and then paint that sucker with a good Rustoleum black enamel. Or, get a couple rolls of radio controlled airplane covering and re-do it. Nah. Paint is better. Tolex is overrated. How about a yard of some floral print fabric and then bond it with Weldwood contact cement? I recovered the speaker grills on my Fender Acoustasonic that way and then seized the cloth with a brushable clear epoxy (Z-Poxy) thinned with alcohol (denatured, folks) to give it stiffness. Or, how 'bout a zillion stickers and then seal them like they do with decoupage? My wife painted a design on the case of a Guild F-412 I had with gouache paint. It was lavender, gold, white, mint green, and other vibrant colors. I sealed it with a spray clear and it looked really nice. Embarrassing to be seen with it but very artsy. I was a hit walking down Las Olas Blvd in 'Lauderdale with it as well as when visiting downtown Key West.
                  Be back when I get back. TTFN.

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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by Pitar
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                    It was lavender, gold, white, mint green, and other vibrant colors. I sealed it with a spray clear and it looked really nice. Embarrassing to be seen with it but very artsy. I was a hit walking down Las Olas Blvd in 'Lauderdale with it as well as when visiting downtown Key West.




                    I'm beginning to suspect that you may actually have been the first guitar player to busk around Times Square with nothing but a cowboy hat, boots, and your underwear !







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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by Pitar
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                      I'd strip the covering off completely, fill, sand, sand, sand some more and then paint that sucker with a good Rustoleum black enamel.




                      That may be something that happens in the future, if the problem worsens.



                      TAH suggested epoxy paint, and I liked that idea. However, epoxy paint costs about as much as another case would cost.

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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by Howie22
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                        That may be something that happens in the future, if the problem worsens.



                        TAH suggested epoxy paint, and I liked that idea. However, epoxy paint costs about as much as another case would cost.




                        Okay. Here's the dealy. You're right. A properly reduced, 2-part epoxy "system" is expensive. Aviation quality is about $280.00 for a gallon kit of finish and catalyst. But there's a cheaper alternative I wasn't going to mention unless I caught a gist of experience on your part.



                        Z-Poxy is reducible to airbrush consistency. You mix in some black epoxy coloring agent (a good Ace Hardware has it) to the epoxy, add the catalyst and reducer (denatured alcohol) and quickly stir it up to ensure proper mixing. Load it into a touch-up gun and spray it on. Or, use one of those Pre-Val sprayers Ace sells ensuring you really clean the nozzle and paint suction tube well after spraying so you can use it again and/or until the propellent is gone. It will take several coats to opaque the case, sanding in between to remove imperfections, but it can be done. If you have about 20 years you can do a really nice job. Seriously, if you want a nice job it will take some work but it'll look great and better than that Tolex any day. Also, if you have some imperfections to fill just buy a small can of Bondo and in one full day's work you can have a prime-ready job. The reality of it is no particular method will be cheap, especially if you value your time, but a little creativity, cheap(er) materials and time to do it right will have good results.
                        Be back when I get back. TTFN.

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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by Pitar
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                          I wasn't going to mention unless I caught a gist of experience on your part. . .no particular method will be cheap, especially if you value your time




                          I don't really have the experience or time for something like that.

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