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gspears
05-07-2016, 06:01 AM
Hi all. Had a quick question. I started binding a zircote fretboard with some curly koa binding. I used titebond glue for the adhesive. The booboo was that the binding slipped a bit and is not flush with the fretboard. I would like to try and remove the binding and reset a new piece. What is the best way to remove the Koa binding? Can I heat it up with my heat blanket and use a knife to seperate the pieces? Should I add a bit of moisture while heating? Not sure on this. That's for looking.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-07-2016, 06:09 AM
Why can't you just cut it off? I must be missing something.
Most Titebond joints can be disassembled pretty easily with a heat source (I've use a household iron) and a sharp knife.

gspears
05-07-2016, 06:51 AM
Thanks Chuck. I did not think of using the iron. perfect idea. I just wont tell the wife. Hahaha.

Kekani
05-07-2016, 09:34 AM
Never thought I would need a heat gun, until MGM gave me one. Since I make my own cables (XLR, instrument, etc) and use shrink wrap, I use it more than I thought. Just something about not using an open flame. . .

Removing joints? Yup.

gspears
05-07-2016, 09:56 AM
I used the iron on high like Chuck recommended. I used a bit O steam too. Worked like a charm. Thanks Chuck. Also left the iron in perfect condition..;)

Gary Gill
05-07-2016, 09:56 AM
Thanks Chuck. I did not think of using the iron. perfect idea. I just wont tell the wife. Hahaha.

I eventually bought my wife a new iron after taking hers to the shop. Very handy tool.