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  • #3691
    Cabreraw
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    Hello,

    looking for guidance on how to sand or prep the surface of the shell’s wire stitches I can’t pull out. I thought I’d use a file, just thought I’d ask before I try.

    #3692
    Daniel
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    If you have a pair of fine-tipped diagonal cutter, or a pair of nail clippers, trim the wires flush with the wood. This way you avoit tears and rips in the sandpaper. A file might be too aggressive.

     

    #3693
    wayne3676
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    just clip them close and sand

     

    #3700
    Cabreraw
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    Thanks Daniel and Wayne3676

    #3701
    glcmranger
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    You can pull some of those wires out, from the other side, by heating up the wire with a Heat Gun.  Be careful not to scorch the wood!  Maybe use a piece of aluminum scrap as a backplate or something.  The more you get all those wires out, the better the hull will look.

    #3702
    rovineye
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    A cheap set of wire nippers cut them flush. Sometimes I used a torch when wires were long; takes seconds. Heat a nd jerk like pulling a tooth.

    #3703
    Cabreraw
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    Thanks Glcmranger and Rovineye

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