View Full Version : Plastic Fret Board : Paint as protection from metal strings

08-05-2009, 08:14 AM
The only problem I see with the plastic frets on my fluke are not being able to use metal wound strings.

But what if I was able to coat the fretmarkers with some sort of paint or liquid metal that would harden stronger than the metal of the strings.

Any thoughts on this idea?

08-05-2009, 08:21 AM
I can't imagine paint of any kind being harder than the frets.

I wondered though if a luthier could grind the plastic frets flush and cut slots for metal ones. :cool:

08-05-2009, 08:23 AM
At some point in the future I will have the fretboard replaced with the rosewood option but not till it is needed.

I was just thinking of a quick and dirty solution;)

Ahnko Honu
08-05-2009, 10:32 AM
Get a set of nylon wound KALA Red strings, they sound pretty decent on my Fluke. ;)

08-05-2009, 12:23 PM
Do the Kala Reds come low G wound? I only found the kreds with a metal wound.

08-05-2009, 01:58 PM
you could just get a single low G string to use with whatever strings you have on your uke now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/FREMONT-CLEAR-FLOUROCARBON-UKULELE-single-LOW-G-string_W0QQitemZ330350003880QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4cea6506a8&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14