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Routing out existing bindings

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I am considering replacing some binding on Artist DIY LP Kit before doing anything else . The binding is white and I want to replace it with black.
I have a router cutter set up to do the job but I am worried that it might not handle the cutting or go bad on me ? Has anyone done this before ? :crazy:

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It'd be easier to mask off all but the binding, spray it black, remove the tape, clean up the lines, the spray a couple of coats of clear.

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Thanks I will consider that . I guess I just wanted use the new binding.

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I’d try and pull it off first. Sometimes that glue is not that good
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You might find you can pull an edge away and then you could use some dental floss to act like a saw to remove it.
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Colour it in with a sharpie.

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Bit of heat to soften the glue and a craft knife blade... or even a kitchen knife. Work your way around easing it off.

This is less risk than a trim router.

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Thank you all . I am now thinking maybe I will try first to remove and save the white binding, then route deeper and end up installing both the black and white bindings together ?

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jennz wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:53 pm Thank you all . I am now thinking maybe I will try first to remove and save the white binding, then route deeper and end up installing both the black and white bindings together ?
Getting jiggy with it on that one.

Check the replacement or overlay binding against the existing to see what sort of bevel you will need to perform to match it up to determine the practicality of this move.

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Just gonna say I think that is a massive job that will be way harder than you expect. I'd be prepared to put in lots of hours and lots more money than the guitar is worth. Good luck....
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Sounds like just the job for... Singlecoil!

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dayl wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:20 pm
jennz wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:53 pm Thank you all . I am now thinking maybe I will try first to remove and save the white binding, then route deeper and end up installing both the black and white bindings together ?
Getting jiggy with it on that one.

Check the replacement or overlay binding against the existing to see what sort of bevel you will need to perform to match it up to determine the practicality of this move.
Will do.

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robthemac wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:56 pm Just gonna say I think that is a massive job that will be way harder than you expect. I'd be prepared to put in lots of hours and lots more money than the guitar is worth. Good luck....
I am with you on this one . Starting think about leaving it alone.

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codedog wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:01 pm Sounds like just the job for... Singlecoil!
I am going to leave it as it is. Too much not really needed ! Thanks for all the input people.

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jennz wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:51 am
codedog wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:01 pm Sounds like just the job for... Singlecoil!
I am going to leave it as it is. Too much not really needed ! Thanks for all the input people.
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