Repairs and shiny things

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  1. Mongol McPhee

    Mongol McPhee Member

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    Peeps,

    I may be able to purchase a 2003 Epiphone Explorer for a fair price. However there has been a bit of cosmetic damage around the nut which I would want repaired. All the bits and bobs on it are Gold which I would want replaced for Silver/Chrome (just personal preference).

    Anyone any ideas if cosmetic damage like this can be repaired (without a full new paint job) and if Chrome/silver replacement bits can be got hold of easily enough. I don’t seem to be able to find a specific Epiphone spares page to find the bits.

    Any thoughts re price would be good too.

    I wantes to add pictures BUT they all seem to be too big for some reason!
     
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    BGood Well-Known Member

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    We can't really help without seeing the problem. But nothing is impossible.

    As for deblinging gold, I've done it. I've also toned down the shine on it to a nice satin feel.

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    Mongol McPhee Member

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    Ace, did you actually get rid of the Gold parts or just get them treated etc?
     
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    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Replaced them.

    Pickups are Epiphone Probuckers coming out of a 2018 Epiphone found locally, not the $70 ones from China on eBay, which are fake.

    Bridge and tail piece: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132328371657 It says roller bridge, but it's not.

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    Tuners: I found a set of those for $8.50, but they needed bigger bushings.
    Grover Vintage Deluxe 3+3

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  5. Mongol McPhee

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    Good stuff! Thanks for the input.
     

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