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apv507

11:11AM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
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Long story short: krazy glue has gotten into the volumn knob on my guitar, i have tried every thing i can think of, short of putting paint remover in there, which supposedly breaks up the bond, but im not too comfortable with pouring liquid into an electric guitar, is there any other way, or a way to using paint remover saftely, possibly using a small amount then giving it time to dry before plugging in the guitar, thanks for your help, i know this is a vey weird problem

Jim D

12:07AM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
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APV507 - hi, I think you'd want to use nail polish remover, not paint thinner. Also, you can use the remover sparingly and without the guitar plugged into the amp so there's no fear of shorting it out. But, this won't be a fast fix...if you try to rush it, the glue could settle deeper into the control and seriously lock things up.

I'd hold or place the guitar so that the area where the glue contacted the knob is facing down. Use small amounts, applied via Q-Tips, and immediately begin to work the volume control back and forth to break it free. By facing it down, any glue that comes loose should run down and away from the knob and the electric components.

Once the knob's moving, you'll probably need to remove it so you can thoroughly clean out the glue that's left. Also, you'll want to get some electric component cleaner and spray the volume control liberally with that while moving it from stop to stop...it'll re-lubricate the control and hopefully get rid of any final remnants of the glue. Once the lubricant dries (a minute or so), then you'll be safe in plugging the guitar back into an amp.

Worse comes to worse - it's a trip to the music store and have them replace the volume control assembly and knob. Good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA
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